Examine and test firearms

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 PSPBORD408A, 'Examine and test firearms'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Examine and test firearms' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify firearms and components

1.1 Firearms and components are prepared for examination.

1.2 Firearms and components are examined in detail to determine relevant features.

1.3 Internal resources are researched to confirm observations.

1.4 Advice is sought on obscure or complex items from relevant personnel.

1.5 Classification of firearms and components is determined in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.

1.6 The requirement for testing or exemption from safety testing is determined in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.

2. Conduct safety tests

2.1 Firearms are tested against standards specified in legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.

2.2 Relevant equipment is operated in accordance with standard operating procedures and guidelines.

2.3 Occupational health and safety issues are identified and actioned in a timely manner.

2.4 The results of equipment use are correctly interpreted.

3. Maintain resources

3.1 Routine maintenance of equipment is conducted.

3.2 Equipment is maintained to manufacturers' specifications and standard operating procedures and guidelines.

3.3 Repairs to equipment are organised as soon as practicable.

4. Review and report on activities

4.1 Outcomes of firearm identification and safety testing activities are recorded and disseminated in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.2 The outcomes, procedures and processes used in activities are evaluated.

4.3 Improvements to procedures and processes are identified and actioned in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPBORD408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP30204 - Certificate III in Government (Border Protection)
  • PSP40204 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)