Provide input to production trials

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 MSL975012A, 'Provide input to production trials'.
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 for the trial

1.1. Clarify trial objectives, specifications, documentation and reporting requirements

1.2. Identify the environmental, health, safety, and /or food safety hazards associated with the trial and the recommended control procedures

1.3. Determine the availability of resources and the need for any clearances, special safety and storage requirements

1.4. Review the recommended trial schedule to identify potential barriers/constraints and develop alternatives as necessary

1.5. Communicate and confirm all laboratory requirements with plant operators and personnel in related work areas and functions

2. Participate in the trial

2.1. Reconfirm trial details with all relevant personnel

2.2. Identify any last minute changes and delays and make appropriate adjustments

2.3. Liaise closely with production personnel to conduct the trial safely and efficiently

2.4. Collect required product samples for laboratory analysis and/or reference

2.5. Monitor critical process parameters and record required data

2.6. Monitor data to identify problems, significant process variations and/or unacceptable product

2.7. Recommend changes to production processes as required

2.8. Leave plant in condition suitable for routine production to recommence

3. Assess and report trial outcomes

3.1. Arrange for, or conduct, testing of product samples to check specifications

3.2. Analyse test results and relate properties of product samples to formulation details and processing methods

3.3. Identify and investigate out of specification or unacceptable outcomes, as required

3.4. Recommend possible modifications and/or opportunities for improvements within limits of role and responsibility

3.5. Document and report trial outcomes in accordance with enterprise procedures

4. Maintain a safe work environment

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

4.2. Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts

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

4.4. Care for and store equipment and reagents as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL975012A appears in the following qualifications:

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