Conduct sensory analysis

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 MSL975005A, 'Conduct sensory analysis'.
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. Select panellists/individuals for sensory analysis

1.1. Perform initial screening of potential panellists/individuals based on the testing brief

1.2. Use information to select suitable people

1.3. Analyse and report the results used to establish a panel

2. Prepare panellists for sensory analysis

2.1. Prepare panellists for sensory analysis

2.2. Conduct any training required to detect test characteristics

2.3. Instruct panellists on recording and reporting requirements of test data

3. Prepare samples for sensory analysis

3.1. Prepare reference samples to be used for the sensory analysis specification

3.2. Prepare evaluation samples to sensory analysis specification

3.3. Apply food safety procedures in the preparation and presentation of samples

3.4. Identify and report on any defects or abnormalities in samples

4. Conduct routine sensory analysis

4.1. Select appropriate test materials for the information required

4.2. Ensure tests are conducted according to enterprise procedures

4.3. Analyse data

4.4. Report on process and results in accordance with enterprise procedures

5. Evaluate and report findings

5.1. Assess the possible effects of group attributes

5.2. Review reliability of results for group bias

5.3. Complete all relevant documentation and present findings

6. Maintain a safe work environment

6.1. Use established work practices to ensure personal safety and that of other personnel

6.2. Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts

6.3. Ensure the safe collection of laboratory waste for subsequent disposal

6.4. Care for and store equipment and reagents as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL975005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations