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 MSL973007, 'Perform microscopic examination'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Perform microscopic examination' 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.
Interpret test requirements
Review test request to identify samples to be tested, test method and equipment involved
Identify hazards associated with the sample, preparation methods and equipment, and implement workplace control measures
Set up work area for preparation and examination of samples
Collect equipment and arrange the workspace so that equipment can be used safely and efficiently
Perform pre-use and safety checks to ensure equipment is fit for purpose and report faulty or unsafe equipment to appropriate personnel
Prepare samples for examination
Log and label samples according to workplace procedures to ensure traceability
Check suitability of the original and prepared sample for the examination, and report unsuitable samples to appropriate personnel
Prepare and store the sample for examination following workplace methods
Set up and use a light microscope
Set up the light path to optimise resolution
Select the appropriate objectives and filter for the sample being examined
Ensure that the lenses are clean
Adjust settings and alignment of the light path to optimise performance
Place sample correctly on the stage
Observe, identify and report sample characteristics
Recognise and identify significant sample characteristics
Perform required calculations accurately
Prepare and view control samples and check that results are consistent with expected values
Identify and report out-of-specification or atypical results promptly to appropriate personnel
Record and report data in accordance with workplace procedures
Maintain a safe work environment
Ensure safety and minimise cross-contamination through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Handle all samples and equipment in accordance with workplace safety protocols
Clean up spills using appropriate techniques to protect personnel, work area and environment
Minimise generation of waste and environmental impacts
Collect and dispose of all wastes safely
Report hazards and incidents to designated personnel using workplace procedures