Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations

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 MSL914001A, 'Prepare practical science classes and demonstrations'.
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. Ensure safe work practices

1.1. Organise and perform risk assessments to identify hazards and analyse risks associated with planned practical activities

1.2. Select and implement appropriate controls for identified risks and monitor their effectiveness

1.3. Ensure preparation and conduct of practical activities are performed in accordance with relevant regulations, codes, guidelines and enterprise procedures

1.4. Select, fit and use personal protective clothing and equipment and ensure that it is used by students and teachers

1.5. Ensure materials and equipment are handled, prepared, stored and disposed of safely

1.6. Address incidents and emergencies as they arise

2. Plan work schedule

2.1. Plan schedule of classes and demonstrations in consultation with teaching staff to ensure timely delivery

2.2. Communicate effectively with staff and students using appropriate negotiation and conflict resolution skills

2.3. Prioritise work activities and manage time to meet deadlines

2.4. Modify work plan to deal with contingencies as they arise

3. Organise experiments and demonstrations

3.1. Collect materials and equipment from appropriate sources

3.2. Perform pre-use checks, prepare material and equipment and organise ready for use

3.3. Demonstrate practical skills, techniques and use of materials and equipment, as required

3.4. Organise clean-up operations and recycling or disposal of wastes

3.5. Trial experiments and demonstrations and recommend variations or alternatives

4. Manage resources

4.1. Operate practical activities within approved budgets

4.2. Maintain and control stocks of materials and equipment

4.3. Maintain storerooms, preparation areas and laboratories fit for purpose

4.4. Evaluate and select materials and equipment and make recommendations for purchase

4.5. Order, receive and store materials and equipment using enterprise procedures

4.6. Organise quotes and bookings for transport and accommodation for field trips, as necessary

4.7. Service and/or repair laboratory equipment where feasible

4.8. Arrange for the servicing or repair of equipment by appropriate personnel or accredited service agents, as necessary

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL914001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques