Perform physical 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 PMLTEST406A, 'Perform physical 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 and schedule test requirements


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


Identify hazards and enterprise control measures associated with the sample, preparation/test methods and/or equipment


Plan work sequences to optimise throughput of multiple samples (if appropriate).


Receive and prepare samples


Log samples using standard operating procedure


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


Prepare samples and standards in accordance with physical testing requirements


Ensure traceability of samples from receipt to reporting of results


Check equipment before use


Set up equipment/instruments in accordance with test method requirements


Perform pre-use and safety checks in accordance with relevant enterprise and operating procedures


Identify faulty or unsafe components and equipment and report to appropriate personnel


Check equipment calibration using specified procedures (if applicable)


Quarantine out-of-calibration equipment/instruments


Test samples to determine physical properties


Operate equipment/instruments in accordance with test method requirements


Perform tests/procedures on all samples and standards (if appropriate) in accordance with specified methods


Shut down equipment/instruments in accordance with operating procedures


Process and interpret data


Record test data noting atypical observations


Ensure calculated values are consistent with expectations


Record and report results in accordance with enterprise procedures


Interpret trends in data and/or results and report 'out-of-specification' or atypical results promptly to appropriate personnel


Determine if obvious procedure or equipment problems have led to atypical data or results


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 the safe collection of laboratory and hazardous waste for subsequent disposal


Care for and store equipment and materials as required


Maintain laboratory records


Enter approved data into laboratory information management system


Maintain confidentiality and security of enterprise information and laboratory data


Maintain equipment and calibration logs in accordance with enterprise procedures.