Manage trials

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 PMC557001A, 'Manage trials'.
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



1. Determine purpose of trial

1.1. Analyse documentation available on trial

1.2. Consult with trial proponent and other stakeholders

1.3. Define purposes of trial

1.4. Confirm trial purpose with all stakeholders

1.5. Identify health, safety and environment (HSE) and other risks from the trial

1.6. Negotiate conflicts in trial purpose

1.7. Promulgate agreed trial purpose

2. Determine trial metrics

2.1. Determine information required from trial

2.2. Identify relevant data which is available or which could be made available

2.3. Identify gaps in data and negotiate suitable proxies for data

2.4. Arrange for data to be collected

2.5. Ensure there is appropriate capability for required data manipulation

2.6. Ensure the availability of appropriate procedures/protocols for collection and manipulation of data

3. Coordinate trial

3.1. Develop procedures required for trial

3.2. Check procedures to ensure appropriate risk management is included

3.3. Draft trial plans

3.4. Confirm trial plans with all relevant personnel

3.5. Negotiate conflicts as required

3.6. Promulgate agreed trial plans

3.7. Arrange for the required resources to be available when required by plan

3.8. Coordinate the implementation of the trial plan

3.9. Recognise indications of developing problems and take appropriate action

3.10. Monitor the progress to plan and take appropriate action to achieve required outcomes

3.11. Conclude trial when appropriate

4. Interpret trial results

4.1. Ensure all data is collated and manipulated as required

4.2. Interpret data in terms of trial purpose

4.3. Analyse data for unexpected outcomes

4.4. Determine trial outcomes

4.5. Draft trial report, including recommendations

4.6. Discuss report with relevant stakeholders as appropriate

4.7. Publish final report and recommendations as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMC557001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMC70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering