Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials

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 MSL973009A, 'Conduct field-based acceptance tests for construction materials'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for field-based acceptance tests

1.1. Review job request to identify the test method and equipment involved, samples to be collected and/or test pieces to be prepared

1.2. Identify hazards and enterprise safe work procedures associated with the site, samples, test methods and equipment used

1.3. Confirm site location, access, timing and any special test requirements

1.4. Assemble all required equipment/materials and check that they are fit for purpose

1.5. Stow equipment/materials to ensure their safe transport, as necessary

1.6. Arrange transport to site, as necessary

1.7. Liaise with appropriate personnel on arrival at site to ensure safety and minimise disruption to other workers during testing/sampling

2. Perform field tests

2.1. Identify locations for in situ tests in accordance with test method or client instructions

2.2. Set up, check and operate test equipment safely and in accordance with enterprise procedures and test method

2.3. Perform tests as specified in test method or enterprise procedures

2.4. Take sufficient test measurements to ensure reliable data

2.5. Recognise obvious errors or atypical data and take appropriate corrective actions

2.6. Recognise and record details of site conditions that may impact on data quality

2.7. Seek advice to deal with any situation beyond own technical competence

3. Collect site samples and prepare test pieces

3.1. Identify locations for sample collection in accordance with test method or client instructions

3.2. Seek advice if samples cannot be collected or if sampling procedures require modification

3.3. Obtain required samples and maintain their integrity in accordance with sampling procedures or test method

3.4. Label all samples to ensure their traceability

3.5. Recognise and record any information about the sample appearance or site conditions that may impact on sample integrity

3.6. Prepare required test pieces and organise their safe curing, storage and/or transport in accordance with test method

4. Finalise field testing

4.1. Re-instate all disturbed surfaces in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.2. Clean all equipment (and vehicle as necessary) to avoid environmental damage including stormwater run-off and/or transfer of pests

4.3. Check that all equipment/materials are present and undamaged prior to re-stowing them for safe transport, as necessary

4.4. Notify appropriate site personnel on completion of tests and prior to leaving site

4.5. On return to base, check serviceability of test equipment before storage

4.6. Complete site safety plans, equipment logs and test reports in accordance with enterprise procedures

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Use safe work procedures and protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of others

5.2. Minimise environmental impacts of testing/sampling and generation of waste

5.3. Collect and/or dispose of all waste in accordance with environmental/quarantine requirements and enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL973009A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations