Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and_or procedures

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 MSL976003A, 'Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and_or procedures'.
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. Determine sample characteristics and testing requirements

1.1. Confirm drivers for evaluation and selection of test methods and/or procedures

1.2. Examine sample documentation and/or consult with sample supplier to determine nature of samples

1.3. Identify sample characteristics which may affect testing requirements

1.4. Determine testing requirements and their compatibility with existing standard operating procedures (SOPs)

2. Evaluate possible test methods and/or procedures

2.1. Identify appropriate standards, reference materials, test methods and/or procedures which may be applicable

2.2. Assess suitability of available standards, reference materials, test methods and/or procedures against testing requirements

2.3. Identify environmental and occupational health and safety (OHS) risks

2.4. Identify the need for specific equipment, instrumentation, and/or specialised facilities

2.5. Estimate materials, personnel and possible training requirements

3. Recommend appropriate test methods and/or procedures

3.1. Select appropriate test methodology consistent with testing requirements and resource availability

3.2. Identify any changes to SOPs required prior to implementation of selected method and/or procedure

3.3. Recommend selected method and/or procedure to appropriate personnel and seek authorisation to proceed

4. Confirm and document selected methods and/or procedures

4.1. Obtain standards and/or reference materials for the method and/or procedure

4.2. Conduct tests to verify the performance of the method and/or procedure, standards and reference materials

4.3. Analyse the measurements and estimate uncertainties

4.4. Determine if legal traceability is required and develop appropriate chain of custody procedures

4.5. Document all safety, sample preparation, testing, data handling and reporting procedures

4.6. Submit all documentation to appropriate personnel for review and approval

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL976003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Surface Coating Technology
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL70109 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Instrumental Analysis
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations