Contribute to the development of products and applications

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 MSL977001A, 'Contribute to the development of products and applications'.
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. Scope the development project

1.1. Confirm details of new product/application brief

1.2. Specify new product/application requirements

1.3. Analyse existing products (internal and external to enterprise) to determine if they meet customer need

1.4. Interpret and apply relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice

1.5. Prepare product development plan

1.6. Obtain approval for development plan from appropriate personnel

2. Set scope of project

2.1. Estimate resource requirements, including staffing, equipment and materials needed to undertake the project

2.2. Identify roles and responsibilities of project team members

2.3. Identify quality requirements and quality standards

2.4. Prepare project timelines taking into account any constraints

3. Develop new product formulation

3.1. Prepare documentation for new product pilot batch

3.2. Evaluate/recommend materials for new product/application

3.3. Calculate required quantities of materials and adjust for properties as appropriate

3.4. Develop/modify products in pilot batch scale in accordance with enterprise and regulatory requirements

3.5. Arrange for product evaluation against development brief

3.6. Modify product/application to meet evaluation recommendations

3.7. Edit documentation and issue to appropriate personnel

3.8. Recommend and evaluate packaging for new product/application

3.9. Prepare protocol for stability (shelf) testing of new product/application

4. Assist in preparation of quality/regulatory compliance procedures/materials

4.1. Develop in-process and laboratory testing protocols

4.2. Prepare product labelling and submit for approval

4.3. Assist in product and analytical method validation

4.4. Implement an effective plant hygiene and asepsis program, if applicable

4.5. Develop good manufacturing principles for medicinal products (GMP)/principles of good laboratory practice (GLP) protocols for approval by appropriate personnel

4.6. Prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs) for quality and laboratory related procedures

4.7. Prepare occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures for the laboratory and manufacturing environment and submit for approval

5. Document and report project outcomes

5.1. Document and report project outcomes

5.2. Complete project reporting requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL977001A appears in the following qualifications:

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