Work safely in a radiation environment

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 PSPRAD201, 'Work safely in a radiation environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work safely in a radiation environment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Complete site safety induction

1.1 Participate in required radiation protection and site safety training.

1.2 Confirm contact details for personnel who can provide emergency and radiation protection and safety information.

2. Recognise site radiation hazards and degree of risk.

2.1 Apply information about the nature and magnitude of radiation hazards and degree of risk associated with work activities at the site.

2.2 Apply information about exposure pathways and health effects of radiation exposure.

2.3 Apply information about occupational dose limits.

2.4 Recognise possible sources of personal contamination and implement recommended decontamination procedures.

2.5 Identify hazards and risks in work area prior to starting work, at regular intervals during work, and in response to changes in working conditions.

2.6 Recognise and report non-routine hazards, unusual situations, and potential or actual emergency incidents.

3. Follow procedures for controlling radiation hazards

3.1 Implement instructions based on radiation protection principles during assigned work.

3.2 Apply specified safe working rules, and use required personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal monitoring during assigned work tasks.

3.3 Comply with all site safety signs.

3.4 Observe required standards of personal hygiene and behaviour while on site.

3.5 Seek advice or instructions to deal with any situation beyond own technical competence.

3.6 Apply specified procedures to decontaminate work surfaces and/or personnel as necessary.

3.7 Implement instructions for managing contaminated waste produced during assigned tasks.

3.8 Advise employer of previous employment involving occupational exposure to radiation and cooperate in obtaining records of previous exposure.

3.9 Complete required records and reporting.

4. Follow workplace emergency response procedures

4.1 Review information about workplace emergency response procedures and personal responsibilities in the event of a radiation incident.

4.2 Recognise emergency alarms, move to the designated muster point, and follow instructions.

5. Report problems

5.1 Recognise and report defects in plant equipment and procedures that may compromise radiation protection and safety or radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines.