Prepare animal and plant material for display

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 MSL975015A, 'Prepare animal and plant material for display'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm the requirements of the display and plan the work

1.1. Clarify the purpose and design of the display in consultation with other staff

1.2. Determine suitable methods of collection, preservation and display in order to meet the display requirements

2. Work safely according to the legal and regulatory framework

2.1. Ensure work practices and personal actions conform to all relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines

2.2. Identify hazards and enterprise control measures associated with the specimens, samples, collection and preservation methods, reagents and equipment

2.3. Select, fit and use personal protective clothing and safety equipment

2.4. Address hazards and incidents as they arise

2.5. Ensure the safe disposal of biohazardous materials and other wastes

3. Collect plants and animal material

3.1. Assemble equipment required for collection and preservation

3.2. Collect specimens to meet display requirements

3.3. Check identification of specimens and assess their suitability for the display

3.4. Label specimens and accurately record data to ensure traceability of specimen from the source through to the final display

3.5. Store specimens during transportation to ensure it retains the required characteristics

4. Preserve plant and animal material

4.1. Confirm the identification of specimens and suitability for the purpose

4.2. Examine the specimens and record data

4.3. Take samples from the specimens and prepare them for preservation

4.4. Preserve the specimens using enterprise procedures

5. Display plant and animal material

5.1. Ensure the specimen is conserved to minimise deterioration

5.2. Place the preserved specimen in the display to meet the display plan and security requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL975015A appears in the following qualifications:

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