Collect routine site samples

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MSL952001A, 'Collect routine site samples'.
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. Prepare for sampling

1.1. Confirm the purpose, priority and scope of the sampling request

1.2. Liaise with relevant personnel to arrange site access and all necessary clearances/permits

1.3. Identify site hazards and review enterprise safety procedures

1.4. Confirm what samples are to be collected, from where, how and when

1.5. Assemble all specified sampling equipment, safety equipment, materials and containers

1.6. Conduct pre-use and cleanliness checks of all items to ensure they are fit for purpose

1.7. Check all items against given inventory and stow them to ensure safe transport

2. Conduct sampling

2.1. Locate sampling points and services at the site

2.2. Remove security devices, such as locks and covers as required

2.3. Seek advice if the required samples cannot be collected or if procedures require modification

2.4. Select and use required sampling equipment in accordance with given procedures

2.5. Closely follow sampling procedures to obtain required samples and maintain their integrity

2.6. Record all labelling information in accordance with enterprise/legal traceability requirements

2.7. Record sample appearance, environmental conditions and any other factors that may impact on sample integrity

2.8. Replace security devices, such as locks and covers as required

3. Finalise sampling

3.1. Follow enterprise procedures for the cleaning/decontamination of equipment and vehicle as necessary

3.2. Check all equipment, materials and samples against inventory and stow for safe transport

3.3. Liaise with relevant personnel to restore normal production and/or services as necessary

3.4. Maintain integrity of samples during transportation

3.5. Deliver samples to the required collection point and complete all documentation to ensure traceability

3.6. On return, check and document serviceability of equipment before storage

4. Maintain a safe work environment

4.1. Use established work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of others

4.2. Minimise environmental impacts of sampling and generation of waste

4.3. Dispose of all waste in accordance with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL952001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC20110 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills