Verify weighing 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 MSMTMVER401, 'Verify weighing 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 verification


Identify and evaluate the type of instrument to be verified


Access and correctly interpret documentation required for the verification


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


Liaise with the trader to provide the items required on site


Ensure specified test equipment is fit for purpose in accordance with applicable legislation and organisational procedures


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


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


Evaluate weighing instrument performance


Evaluate whether the operating environment will impact on the instrument performance


Modify the operating environment or implement alternative arrangements to ensure reliable test conditions as necessary


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


Use 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


Report verification results


Display the verification result on the instrument in accordance with legislative requirements


Use test reports to present verification results in the required format


Complete verification documentation in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational procedures


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


Model and encourage compliance with statutory requirements


Apply organisation’s quality procedures and practices to meet servicing licensee’s legislative obligations


Clarify any issues about verifier obligations with their servicing licensee and/or licensing administering authority as they arise


Review work and seek feedback from others to confirm continuing compliance with legislative requirements


Identify implications of non-compliance with legislative requirements


Identify inadequacies in trader’s use of instruments which may contribute to non-compliance with national measurement legislation


Explain inadequacies and possible remedial actions to trader


Respect the rights of the trader at all times


Maintain statutory records


Keep accurate and complete records in accordance with servicing licensee’s legislative requirements


Ensure authorisation, training and relevant licences are current in accordance with organisational and servicing licensee’s legislative requirements


Inform the licensing administering authority of changes to personal information as required by statute