Inspect a range of simple measuring instruments

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 MSMTMINS302, 'Inspect a range of simple measuring instruments'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element


Prepare for inspection


Identify and evaluate the type of instrument to be inspected


Access and review any history of previous inspections of the instrument


Access and correctly interpret appropriate documentation required for the inspection


Identify and access test equipment, products and consumables required for the inspection


Ensure specified test equipment or reference material is fit for purpose in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures, as appropriate


Store and transport test equipment or reference material in accordance with organisational procedures and industry best practice, as appropriate


Identify workplace health and safety issues relevant to the inspection


Initiate inspection


Identify the site controller, explain the purpose of the inspection and produce formal identification, if required


Identify relevant site health and safety issues and implement appropriate control strategies


Conduct a preliminary evaluation of the site’s trading practices and prioritise activities to maximise inspection outcomes


Identify trade measuring instruments and plan inspection to minimise disruption to the public and trader


Identify locations for product return or disposal, as appropriate


Evaluate simple measuring instrument performance


Evaluate whether the operating environment impacts the instrument’s performance


If necessary, modify the operating environment or implement alternative arrangements to ensure reliable test conditions


Identify the instrument’s maximum permissible errors as specified by the legislative requirements


Use any test equipment safely in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures


Check instrument for compliance with the appropriate Certificates of Approval


Inspect the instrument in accordance with relevant National Instrument Test Procedures and appropriate National Measurement Institute (NMI) policy


Evaluate results against prescribed performance criteria and determine if the instrument is suitable for trade use in accordance with legislative requirements


Conduct a verifier instrument performance audit


Identify the scope of the verifier instrument audit


Identify the expected outcomes of the verifier instrument audit


Assess the instrument’s performance against the expected outcome


Check that the verification mark complies with legislation


Analyse any variances from the expected outcomes to identify isolated or systemic problems


Analyse and report inspection results


Analyse inspection data for unacceptable performance trends


If required, display the inspection result on the instrument in accordance with legislative requirements


Use test reports to present inspection results in the required format


Complete inspection documentation in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational procedures


Communicate inspection results within the specified time and in accordance with organisational guidelines


Recommend follow-up actions as appropriate


Act on non-compliance


Select applicable enforcement action for the non-compliance in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policy and procedures


Inform traders of non-compliances and consequences of failing to have them corrected


Implement enforcement action in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policy and procedures


Respect the rights of the trader at all times


Complete all records and reports to meet procedures and timelines