Monitor the quality of test results and data

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 MSL935001A, 'Monitor the quality of test results and data'.
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. Verify accuracy of data and technical records

1.1. Retrieve and collate all relevant data files and technical records for the specified time interval, tests or product range or project

1.2. Inspect data records to check the integrity of data entry, alterations, transfers and calculations

1.3. Confirm that technical records contain sufficient information to provide an audit trail for the tests involved

2. Assess the quality of data/results

2.1. Use charts and tables to determine whether data/results are within specified limits

2.2. Analyse data trends and results for blanks, duplicates and/or check samples to detect systematic uncertainties

2.3. Use statistical tests and enterprise procedures to check data acceptability

2.4. Check that estimations of uncertainties are reasonable and consistent with test method, client or product specification requirements

2.5. Identify results that cannot be reconciled with technical records and/or expected outcomes

3. Identify potential causes for unacceptable results

3.1. Review user checks and calibration performance records to confirm that equipment/ instrument meets test specifications

3.2. Check for obvious sources of interferences that may have occurred during measurements

3.3. Review technical records to identify human or environmental factors that could affect reliability of results

3.4. Review records of sample collection and preparation to confirm chain of custody requirements and adherence to sampling procedures

3.5. Check that any documented deviations from sampling procedures and/or test methods were technically justified and authorised

3.6. Check the condition of sampling equipment and/or stored samples if available/appropriate

4. Report findings to relevant personnel

4.1. Summarise the quality of test results and data

4.2. Document potential sources or instances of non-conforming work and assess their significance

4.3. Recommend appropriate preventative/corrective actions to improve sampling, testing and/or calibration activities

4.4. Prepare reports in a format and style consistent with their intended use and enterprise guidelines

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL935001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations