Create or modify automated calibration procedures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MSL905003A, 'Create or modify automated calibration procedures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess the suitability of available automated procedures

1.1. Determine the technical and quality deficiencies of the current automated calibration procedure

1.2. Research alternative established procedures, if available

1.3. Establish whether an available procedure can be customised or if a new procedure is needed

1.4. Obtain internal approval to develop an automation plan and strategy

1.5. Identify the resources required for automation and verify they meet necessary quality, laboratory and technical requirements

1.6. Confirm that the automated procedure will meet the needs of the client, if applicable

2. Create or edit automated procedure

2.1. Identify and document all relevant calibration data to be collected, including parameters and ranges to be tested

2.2. Check that instructions are adequately documented to ensure repeatability of test

2.3. Document hazards and safety measures to be observed

2.4. List the requirements for calibration approval and rejection

2.5. Specify data to be recorded and produce a results template, if required

2.6. Edit or compile the procedure using appropriate software

2.7. Confirm that all calibration requirements can be fulfilled by using the procedure

2.8. Test run the program, check errors and debug as necessary

3. Configure instruments/ equipment

3.1. Use the appropriate personal protective equipment, safety equipment and procedures

3.2. Configure workstation, reference standards, instruments and equipment

3.3. Verify performance of reference standards, instruments and equipment prior to use and adjust or calibrate as necessary

3.4. Identify and minimise potential sources of measurement error

4. Refine the automated procedure

4.1. Run automated procedure to confirm functionality of all steps

4.2. Recognise non-conforming results or data and amend the program or troubleshoot procedure/equipment as necessary

4.3. Verify all data are the result of valid measurements and all calculations are correct

4.4. Confirm the integrity of procedure at each step to ensure repeatability of measurement

5. Verify automated procedure is fit for purpose

5.1. Generate a calibration report and compare results achieved with other methods

5.2. Systematically analyse all measurement and environmental factors that may influence results and take corrective action

5.3. Quantify the uncertainties of results by analysing equipment specifications and test methodology

5.4. Arrange for internal peer checking of procedure, data and results and incorporate feedback

5.5. Review feedback from other laboratories to assess acceptance of procedure, if applicable

5.6. Confirm the procedure is fit for purpose and relevant to the client's needs and document as required

6. Document and review automated procedure

6.1. Ensure that the procedure is written in accordance with enterprise procedures or statutory and regulatory requirements

6.2. Ensure that the procedure has been reviewed in accordance with enterprise procedures

6.3. Report and present the procedure to appropriate personnel for validation before use

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL905003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations