Perform basic tests

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 MSL973001, 'Perform basic tests'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Perform basic tests' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Interpret test requirements

1.1

Review test request to identify samples to be tested, test method and equipment involved

1.2

Identify hazards and workplace controls associated with the sample, preparation methods, reagents and/or equipment

2

Prepare sample

2.1

Record sample description, compare with specification, record and report discrepancies

2.2

Prepare sample in accordance with appropriate standard methods

3

Check equipment before use

3.1

Set up test equipment in accordance with test method

3.2

Perform pre-use and safety checks in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer instructions

3.3

Identify faulty or unsafe equipment and report to appropriate personnel

3.4

Check calibration status of equipment and report any out-of-calibration items to appropriate personnel

4

Perform tests on samples

4.1

Identify, prepare and weigh or measure sample and standards to be tested

4.2

Conduct tests in accordance with workplace procedures

4.3

Record data in accordance with workplace procedures

4.4

Perform calculations on data as required

4.5

Identify and report out of specification or atypical results promptly to appropriate personnel

4.6

Shut down equipment in accordance with operating procedures

5

Maintain a safe work environment

5.1

Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel

5.2

Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts

5.3

Ensure safe disposal of laboratory and hazardous wastes

5.4

Clean, care for and store equipment and reagents as required