Authorise the issue of test results

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 MSL935003A, 'Authorise the issue of test results'.
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 the accuracy of data and technical records

1.1. Access relevant job instructions, data and technical records in laboratory information management system (LIMS)

1.2. Confirm that technical records provide sufficient information to ensure traceability for the tests involved

1.3. Compare data with expected values and identify any outliers

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

1.5. Correct and initial any incorrect data records

1.6. Sign off data records as correct

2. Determine if results are acceptable and within expectation

2.1. Compare results with expected values and identify any significant differences

2.2. Check the reliability of results by examining data or results from repeat tests or duplicate samples

2.3. Assess the significance of any documented observations of atypical test conditions or environment and/or sample appearance

2.4. Check that all calculations are free from error

2.5. Check that estimations of uncertainty are reasonable and consistent with the test method, client and/or product specification requirements

2.6. Authorise the issue of results that meet the organisation's quality standards and are consistent with expectations

3. Investigate unexpected or unacceptable results

3.1. Examine records of pre-use checks and calibration performance to ensure that the equipment and/or instruments used meet test specifications and enterprise requirements

3.2. Establish whether human and/or environmental factors could have affected the reliability of results

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

3.4. Retrieve stored samples (if available) and assess whether they are atypical or contaminated

3.5. Perform control tests using the same, or new, samples to check unexpected results

3.6. Authorise the issue of unexpected results that meet the organisation's quality standards

3.7. Identify possible root causes of unacceptable results and appropriate preventative/corrective actions

3.8. Report investigation outcomes and recommendations for improvements in accordance with enterprise procedures

4. Liaise with clients about results

4.1. Establish whether sampling procedures used by the client could contribute to unexpected/unacceptable results

4.2. Arrange for new samples and/or re-testing as necessary

4.3. Explain investigation outcomes and confidence level for unexpected test results