Schedule laboratory work for a small team

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 MSL915002A, 'Schedule laboratory work for a small team'.
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. Determine work requirements and laboratory resources

1.1. Determine and prioritise demand for laboratory services in work area for the planning period

1.2. Access and verify information on orders/service requests, stocks and delivery

1.3. Determine the personnel, material and equipment required to deliver services

2. Develop schedules in consultation with relevant personnel

2.1. Prepare schedules which meet the demand for services and balance the best use of available resources with skill development opportunities

2.2. Distribute work schedules to team or appropriate personnel and confirm contents with them

3. Monitor schedules

3.1. Monitor workflow and outputs against schedules and recognise any variations or potential disruptions

3.2. Identify possible causes for the variations and discuss possible adjustments with senior personnel

4. Adjust schedules in consultation with senior personnel

4.1. Adjust schedules in response to operational variation

4.2. Maintain or renegotiate outputs in accordance with work requirements

4.3. Update documented schedules and distribute to appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL915002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations