Prepare, standardise and use solutions

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 MSL974001A, 'Prepare, standardise and use solutions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare solutions

1.1. Select appropriate procedure for solution preparation

1.2. Select equipment, materials and solvent of specified purity

1.3. Measure appropriate quantities of reagents for solution preparation and record data.

1.4. Select and assemble specified laboratory equipment and appropriate grade of glassware

1.5. Perform specified dilutions

1.6. Prepare solutions to achieve homogeneous mix of the specified concentration

1.7. Label and store solutions to maintain identity and stability

2. Standardise and use volumetric solutions

2.1. Assemble appropriate laboratory equipment

2.2. Perform serial dilutions as required

2.3. Standardise the solution to the required specified range and precision

2.4. Label and store solutions to maintain identity and stability

2.5. Use standard volumetric solutions to determine concentration of unknown solutions

3. Calculate and record data

3.1. Calculate specified concentrations

3.2. Use authorised procedure if data is to be modified

3.3. Estimate and document uncertainty of measurement in accordance with enterprise procedures, if required

3.4. Record all relevant details according to laboratory procedures and report results

3.5. Report concentration with appropriate units

4. Monitor the quality of laboratory solutions

4.1. Check solutions for visual deterioration and expiry date

4.2. Restandardise or dispose of dated or deteriorated solutions

4.3. Record details and label solutions according to laboratory procedures

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1. Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel

5.2. Clean up spills using appropriate techniques to protect personnel, work area and environment

5.3. Minimise generation of waste and environmental impacts

5.4. Ensure the safe collection of laboratory and hazardous waste for subsequent disposal

5.5. Store equipment and reagents as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL974001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICP31110 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture)
  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL70109 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Instrumental Analysis
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations