Perform basic tests

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 PMLTEST300B, 'Perform basic tests'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Interpret test requirements


Review test request to identify samples to be tested, test method and equipment involved


Identify hazards and enterprise controls associated with the sample, preparation methods, reagents and/or equipment


Prepare sample


Record sample description, compare with specification, record and report discrepancies


Prepare sample in accordance with appropriate standard methods


Check equipment before use


Set up test equipment in accordance with test method


Perform pre-use and safety checks in accordance with enterprise procedures and manufacturer's instructions


Identify faulty or unsafe equipment and report to appropriate personnel


Check calibration status of equipment and report any out of calibration items to appropriate personnel


Perform tests on samples


Identify, prepare and weigh or measure sample and standards to be tested


Conduct tests in accordance with enterprise procedures


Record data in accordance with enterprise procedures


Perform calculations on data as required


Identify and report 'out of specification' or atypical results promptly to appropriate personnel


Shut down equipment in accordance with operating procedures


Maintain a safe work environment


Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel


Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts


Ensure safe disposal of laboratory and hazardous wastes


Clean, care for and store equipment and reagents as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMLTEST300B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations