Construct, modify and maintain high vacuum systems

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 MSL965003A, 'Construct, modify and maintain high vacuum systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Construct high vacuum systems

1.1. Consult with clients regarding design specifications and cost

1.2. Identify or prepare appropriate blueprints, drawings, sketches and designs

1.3. Identify hazards and enterprise safety requirements

1.4. Prepare equipment in accordance with job requirements

1.5. Construct and install vacuum apparatus

1.6. Trial and commission vacuum apparatus

1.7. Use leak detection equipment to vacuum check system

1.8. Complete records and file in the reporting system

2. Modify high vacuum systems

2.1. Identify opportunities to improve efficiency of vacuum system

2.2. Use leak detection equipment to vacuum check system

2.3. Identify gaps and deficiencies which limit system's usefulness

2.4. Confirm modification requirements with appropriate personnel

2.5. Modify system to meet requirements

3. Maintain high vacuum systems

3.1. Identify maintenance procedures and appropriate records

3.2. Plan and evaluate maintenance according to appropriate quality standards

3.3. Identify, document and report need for maintenance for faulty or damaged equipment

3.4. Maintain vacuum and associated systems as per standard procedures

3.5. Use leak detection equipment to vacuum check system

4. Monitor and finetune vacuum operation

4.1. Monitor system to determine whether equipment is operating to specification

4.2. Evaluate equipment outputs to determine nature of problem

4.3. Define nature of sub-standard performance clearly

4.4. Finetune system to restore system to specification

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Follow 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. Maintain security and confidentiality of enterprise information

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL965003A appears in the following qualifications:

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