Develop or adapt analyses and 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 MSL977004A, 'Develop or adapt analyses and 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 gaps and deficiencies in present analyses and/or procedures

1.1. Identify opportunities to improve analyses and/or procedures

1.2. Identify requirements for new analyses and procedures to meet testing briefs

1.3. Define the scope of analysis required by the improvement or new testing brief

1.4. Establish that existing enterprise test methods/procedures do not meet requirements

1.5. Prepare development proposal

1.6. Confirm development requirements and development proposal with appropriate personnel

1.7. Obtain authorisation to proceed

2. Research and propose alternatives

2.1. Source relevant documented methods/procedures

2.2. Review relevant documented methods/procedures according to enterprise procedures

2.3. Consult with relevant technical personnel regarding project development issues

2.4. Evaluate resource requirements for proposed methods/procedures

2.5. Ensure that methods/procedures meet occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, regulatory and enterprise requirements

2.6. Document development requirements, timelines and proposed methods/procedures

2.7. Obtain authorisation to proceed

3. Evaluate alternatives, develop analyses and recommend methods and procedures

3.1. Investigate possible alternative methods and procedures and choose appropriate method/procedure

3.2. Develop and/or adapt analytical method or test procedure to meet requirements

3.3. Trial method/procedure against test method/procedure requirements

3.4. Validate method/procedure

3.5. Maintain records to substantiate and justify chosen method/procedure

4. Document and report new method/ procedure

4.1. Prepare and/or update analytical method/procedure and associated standard operating procedures (SOPs)

4.2. Obtain final approval for new method/procedure

4.3. Withdraw, document and archive superseded method/procedure

4.4. Issue new method/procedure according to enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL977004A 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