Monitor performance of structures

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 MSL974013A, 'Monitor performance of structures'.
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. Confirm requirements for monitoring activities with supervising staff

1.1. Review job request to confirm the purpose and objectives of monitoring activities

1.2. Review emergency plans, risk assessments, safe work procedures, environmental requirements associated with the monitoring activities and site requirements

1.3. Review any available data from previous monitoring at the site to identify expected values and any trends in results

1.4. Liaise with client to arrange site access, confirm timing and clarify the need for permits, induction training or any other special requirements

1.5. Confirm details of monitoring instruments to be used, parameters to be measured and the data formats required by users

2. Prepare for monitoring activities

2.1. Complete all administrative requirements and obtain appropriate approvals/permits

2.2. Arrange appropriate transport to and from site and accommodation as necessary

2.3. Assemble all required instruments, equipment and supplies and check that they are fit for purpose

2.4. Stow monitoring instruments, equipment and supplies to ensure their safe transport

2.5. Liaise with appropriate personnel on arrival at site to ensure safety and minimise disruption to other workers during monitoring

2.6. Complete site induction as necessary

3. Collect and verify monitoring data

3.1. Use barriers and signage to control access to work area in accordance with enterprise safety procedures

3.2. Perform pre-use checks of instruments and trial measurements to ensure they are operating within specifications

3.3. Identify location for monitoring in accordance with work instructions and/or test method

3.4. Operate instruments safely and in accordance with work instructions, test method, and/or manufacturer's specifications

3.5. Take sufficient measurements to ensure that data meets quality requirements

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

3.7. Recognise and record/photograph details of site conditions that may impact on data quality

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

4. Finalise monitoring activities

4.1. Remove signage and barriers and reinstate all disturbed surfaces in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.2. Ensure all data are stored safely before shutdown of instrument/equipment

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

4.4. Check that all instruments, equipment and supplies are present and undamaged before re-stowing them for safe transport

4.5. Notify appropriate site personnel on completion of monitoring activities and prior to leaving site

4.6. On return to base, check serviceability of instruments and equipment before storage

4.7. Download data into laboratory/enterprise information management system in accordance with enterprise procedures

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

4.9. Notify supervising staff upon completion of activities

4.10. Report any significant issues arising from monitoring activities to appropriate personnel

5. Maintain a safe work environment

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

5.2. Minimise environmental impacts of monitoring activities 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

MSL974013A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques