Prepare, standardise and use solutions

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 PMLTEST402B, 'Prepare, standardise and use solutions'.
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


Prepare solutions


Select appropriate procedure for solution preparation


Select equipment, materials and solvent of specified purity


Measure appropriate quantities of reagents for solution preparation and record data.


Select and assemble specified laboratory equipment and appropriate grade of glassware


Perform specified dilutions


Prepare solutions to achieve homogeneous mix of the specified concentration


Label and store solutions to maintain identity and stability


Standardise and use volumetric solutions


Assemble appropriate laboratory equipment


Perform serial dilutions as required


Standardise the solution to the required specified range and precision


Label and store solutions to maintain identity and stability


Use standard volumetric solutions to determine concentration of unknown solutions


Calculate and record data


Calculate specified concentrations


Use authorised procedure if data is to be modified


Record all relevant details as per laboratory procedures and report results


Report concentration with appropriate units


Monitor the quality of laboratory solutions


Check solutions for visual deterioration and expiry date


Restandardise or dispose of dated or deteriorated solutions


Record details and label solutions as per laboratory 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


Clean up spills using appropriate techniques to protect personnel, work area and environment


Minimise generation of waste and environmental impacts


Ensure the safe collection of laboratory and hazardous waste for subsequent disposal


Store equipment and reagents as required.