Inspect a range of complex 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 MSMTMINS501, 'Inspect a range of complex 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 correctly interpret documentation required for the inspection


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


Ensure test equipment is suitable for its purpose in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures


Store and transport equipment in accordance with organisational procedures and industry best practice


Access and evaluate any previous inspection outcomes for the trader and instrument


Identify workplace health and safety issues relevant to the inspection


Develop an inspection strategy to maximise resources and minimise time required to complete the inspection


Liaise with the trader to schedule complex tests


Discuss inspection arrangements with site controller where applicable


Identify relevant local workplace, health and safety issues and implement appropriate control strategies


Discuss the inspection strategy with the trader to minimise its impact on the trader's normal operations


Arrange site clearances and suitable scheduling for tests


Negotiate access to trader's equipment, materials and support personnel required for testing to be available on site


Arrange for any equipment to be provided by the trader, if required, by the National Instrument Test Procedure


Initiate inspection


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


Review inspection strategy to ensure there is minimal disruption to the public and/or trader


Communicate inspection strategy to all personnel involved


Identify locations for product return or disposal if applicable


Evaluate the impacts of the operating environment on the instrument performance or test results and, where applicable, implement corrective actions


Identify operational factors impacting on instrument performance or test result and, where applicable, implement corrective actions


Evaluate complex measuring instrument performance


Identify the maximum permissible errors for the instrument from the legislative requirements


Manage and review resources to maintain inspection timelines


Provide effective communication to ensure relevant personnel are informed of variations to the inspection strategy and inspection progress


Check instrument for compliance with the appropriate Certificates of Approval


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


Analyse inspection results


Perform specified calculations to determine a performance result for the instrument with appropriate accuracy, precision and significant figures


Use graphical and statistical analysis to analyse results as necessary


Analyse inspection data for unacceptable performance trends


Ensure results are consistent with reasonable expectations and estimations


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


Evaluate verifier performance


Analyse verifiers’ complex instrument test reports to identify potential verifier performance deficiencies


Identify the scope of the verifier performance audit


Identify the expected outcomes of the verifier performance audit


Communicate the scope and process of the performance audit to the verifier


Assess the verifier's performance against the expected outcome


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


Clearly communicate the results of the performance audit to the verifier, including any rectification requirements, in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policies and procedures


Report inspection results


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 corrective 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