Perform glass coating, grinding and finishing operations

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 MSL965002A, 'Perform glass coating, grinding and finishing operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work

1.1. Identify appropriate specifications and procedures, and discuss any issues or problems with customer and work team

1.2. Identify hazards and enterprise safety requirements

1.3. Record description of the job, compare with specification and plan work activities

1.4. Prepare equipment in accordance with job requirements

2. Perform glass coating operations

2.1. Identify, select and prepare appropriate grades of glass, coating materials, abrasives, solutions and finishing agents as appropriate for the job

2.2. Clean and prepare glass as required for coating operation

2.3. Perform glass coating operation according to standard procedure

2.4. Perform post-coating procedures to maintain coated surface

2.5. Perform coating removal processes

2.6. Ensure appropriate disposal of all waste

3. Perform glass grinding operations

3.1. Identify and prepare grinding tools as required for procedure

3.2. Select appropriate abrasives for grinding operations

3.3. Perform grinding and repairing/re-grinding processes as appropriate

3.4. Test ground surfaces to ensure they meet compliance requirements

3.5. Identify and rectify problems that arise during operations

4. Perform glass finishing operations

4.1. Establish finishing requirements for the job

4.2. Perform finishing procedures as required for job

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure safety of self and other workers

5.2. Minimise the generation of wastes

5.3. Ensure the safe disposal of wastes

5.4. Clean, care for and maintain work area, equipment and tools

5.5. Report any hazards or incidents according to enterprise procedures

6. Maintain records

6.1. Record data as per enterprise requirements

6.2. Maintain glass apparatus and system equipment logs as per enterprise requirements

6.3. Ensure security and confidentiality of enterprise information

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL965002A appears in the following qualifications:

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