Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems

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 NWP432A, 'Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems'.
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



1Interpret and communicate quality system requirements

1.1 The accreditation requirements for relevant water quality systems are interpreted, understood and communicated to work colleagues.

1.2 The implications ofnon-conformance with quality accreditation requirements are identified and communicated to work colleagues.

1.3 Standard operating procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure compliance with current quality accreditation and legislative requirements.

2Implement quality systems

2.1 Individual roles and responsibilities in quality system implementation are defined.

2.2 Standard operating procedures are implemented to ensure compliance with quality systems.

2.3 Relevant data is recorded for quality system monitoring.

2.4 Observations of non-conformance with quality accreditation requirements are recorded and reported promptly.

3Identify and correct quality system implementation problems

3.1 System monitoring data is analysed to identify variances that indicate abnormal or sub-optimal performance.

3.2 Non-conformance reports are reviewed to identify contributing factors.

3.3 Corrective action to remove or control the risk of sub-optimal performance is identified.

4Contribute to improvement of quality system implementation

4.1 Recommendations for continuous improvement of work practices, methods, equipment and procedures are developed to ensure continued compliance with quality accreditation requirements.

4.2 All relevant work colleagues are consulted to refine recommendations.

4.3 Recommendations for quality system implementation improvements are documented and the required modifications to standard operating procedures are noted.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP432A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP40107 - Certificate IV in Water Operations