Apply quality standards

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 MSS402051A, 'Apply quality standards'.
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


Assess own work


Continuously check completed work against workplace standards relevant to the operation being undertaken


Demonstrate an understanding of how the work activities and completed work relate to the next production process or processes and to the final products or services concerned


Identify and isolate faulty components, products or processes


Record and/or report faults and any identified causes to the supervisor concerned, where required, in accordance with workplace procedures


Assess quality of received components, parts or materials


Continuously check received components, parts, materials, information, service or final products against workplace standards and specifications for conformance


Demonstrate an understanding of how the received components, parts or materials, information or service relate to the current operation and how they contribute to the final quality of the product or service


Identify and isolate faulty components, parts, materials or information that relate to the operator's work


Record and/or report faults and any identified causes in accordance with workplace procedures


Identify causes of any identified faults and take corrective action as specified in workplace procedures


Measure components, parts or materials


Measure materials, component parts, information, service or products, as required, using the appropriate measuring instruments in accordance with workplace procedures


Record information on production indicator


Record basic information on quality and other indicators of process performance in accordance with workplace procedures


Investigate causes of quality deviations


Investigate and report causes of deviations from specified quality standards for components


Recommend suitable preventative action based on workplace quality standards and the identified causes of deviations from specified quality standards of materials