Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MSL954001A, 'Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for sampling

1.1. Confirm the sampling location, number and type of samples, and timing and frequency of sampling from enterprise or client's sampling plan

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

1.3. Select sampling equipment and conditions to achieve representative samples and preserve sample integrity during collection, storage and transit

1.4. Check that all procedures are in accordance with client or enterprise requirements, relevant standards and codes

1.5. Identify site and sampling hazards and review enterprise safety procedures

1.6. Assemble and check all sampling equipment, materials, containers and safety equipment

1.7. Arrange suitable transport to, from and around site as required

2. Conduct sampling and log samples

2.1. Locate sampling sites and, if required, services at the site

2.2. Conduct representative sampling in accordance with sampling plan and defined procedures

2.3. Record all information and label samples in accordance with traceability requirements

2.4. Record environment or production conditions and any atypical observations made during sampling that may impact on sample representativeness or integrity

2.5. Transport all samples back to base according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and relevant codes

3. Prepare samples for testing

3.1. Prepare sub-samples and back-up sub-samples that are representative of the source

3.2. Label all sub-samples to ensure traceability and store in accordance with SOPs

3.3. Follow defined preparation and safety procedures to limit hazard or contamination to samples, self, work area and environment

3.4. Distribute sub-samples to defined work stations maintaining sample integrity and traceability requirements

4. Address client issues

4.1. Enter approved information into laboratory information management system (LIMS)

4.2. Report all relevant aspects of the sampling and preparation phases in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.3. Ensure that information provided to client is accurate, relevant and authorised for release

4.4. Maintain security and confidentiality of all client/enterprise data and information

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Clean all equipment, containers, work area and vehicles according to enterprise procedures

5.2. Check serviceability of all equipment before storage

5.3. Use defined safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel

5.4. Minimise the generation of wastes and environment impacts

5.5. Ensure the safe collection of all hazardous wastes for appropriate disposal

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL954001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP31110 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture)
  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • CSC30207 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Custodial)
  • CSC30107 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice
  • CSC30307 - Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Community)
  • MTM31011 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)
  • MTM30911 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Smallgoods - General)
  • MTM30611 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (General)
  • MTM30311 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • MTM40211 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations