Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation

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 MSL943001A, 'Work safely with instruments that emit ionising radiation'.
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. Store instruments safely and securely

1.1. Identify state or territory requirements for storage facilities and associated document processes

1.2. Store instruments in accordance with state or territory requirements and documented procedures

1.3. Secure instruments to prevent unauthorised access

1.4. Record instruments' movements and usage in accordance with documented procedures

2. Transport instruments safely and securely

2.1. Select vehicle suitable for the purpose

2.2. Attach regulation signage in accordance with state or territory requirements to indicate that radioactive sources are being carried

2.3. Ensure that instruments are properly located and fixed securely in place

2.4. Ensure security of instruments when the vehicle is unattended

3. Use instruments safely and maintain security

3.1. Follow safe working practices to minimise own exposure to radiation

3.2. Use radiation dosimeter to monitor own exposure to radiation

3.3. Follow safe work practices to minimise exposure of others to radiation

3.4. Follow safe work practices to protect the instrument from damage

3.5. Maintain instrument security

4. Monitor radiation levels

4.1. Check operation and calibration status of radiation survey meter

4.2. Perform radiation survey following documented procedure

4.3. Report atypical conditions and/or problems to appropriate personnel

5. Maintain records

5.1. Record observations, data and results in accordance with enterprise procedures

5.2. Maintain confidentiality of enterprise information

6. Perform emergency procedures

6.1. Identify potential emergency situations

6.2. Respond to emergencies in accordance with documented procedures

6.3. Report emergency situations to appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL943001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques