Work within a laboratory_field workplace (induction)

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 MSL912001A, 'Work within a laboratory_field workplace (induction)'.
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. Work within enterprise structure and culture

1.1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of enterprise business ethics, goals, products and/or scientific/technical services

1.2. Identify key enterprise sites and functions and their contribution to product range and quality

2. Work in accordance with workplace agreements and/or legislative requirements

2.1. Locate key workplace information and apply it correctly

2.2. Follow enterprise policy and procedures relating to employment, security, confidentiality and reporting lines

2.3. Perform all work activities in accordance with relevant environmental management procedures, including sustainable energy principles and work practices

3. Provide scientific/technical support

3.1. Identify workplace roles and responsibilities of scientific/technical personnel

3.2. Identify typical tasks and calendar of events in work area

3.3. Recognise and locate the equipment and resources required for everyday work

3.4. Interpret work instructions correctly and seek clarification if necessary

3.5. Follow work instructions to perform scientific/technical tasks safely and efficiently

3.6. Maintain own work area, equipment and materials in a safe and organised manner according to enterprise policy and procedures

4. Organise daily work efficiently

4.1. Assess and prioritise work load according to level of responsibility

4.2. Advise supervisor if additional resources or support are required to improve performance

4.3. Undertake duties in a positive manner to enhance workplace cooperation and efficiency

5. Accept responsibility for quality of own work

5.1. Monitor and adjust work practices to ensure that the quality of outputs is maintained

5.2. Identify and report opportunities for improvements in procedures, processes and equipment in work area

6. Identify own learning needs

6.1. Identify career options and training opportunities in the enterprise

6.2. Consult appropriate personnel to identify own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL912001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills