Contribute to validation of test methods

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 MSL977003A, 'Contribute to validation of test methods'.
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. Confirm equipment, including computer systems, has been qualified and validated

1.1. Confirm that latest editions of manufacturer's specifications and operating instructions are present

1.2. Confirm that equipment is installed according to manufacturer's specifications

1.3. Confirm that equipment operating instructions exist and conform to manufacturer's specifications

1.4. Confirm that equipment operates according to manufacturer's design specifications

1.5. Verify that equipment calibration complies with appropriate standards

1.6. Confirm equipment/computer systems are validated

1.7. Confirm method has an acceptable level of uncertainty

2. Validate test method according to defined protocol

2.1. Develop validation test protocol in consultation with appropriate personnel

2.2. Ensure protocol is authorised by appropriate personnel

2.3. Validate test method according to validation protocol

3. Evaluate and record results

3.1. Evaluate validation results to confirm suitability of testing method

3.2. Obtain approval for evaluation recommendations from appropriate personnel

3.3. Record and file validation records

3.4. Issue validated method according to enterprise procedures

3.5. Evaluate staff training needs and record appropriately

3.6. Recommend update of relevant documentation as a result of the validation

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL977003A appears in the following qualifications:

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