Work safely with radioactive ores and minerals

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 PSPRAD202, 'Work safely with radioactive ores and minerals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work safely with radioactive ores and minerals' 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. Identify hazards and associated risks with the site and assigned tasks

1.1 Interpret and apply information about hazards due to radioactive materials and work activities at the site prior to undertaking assigned tasks, where necessary requesting further information on radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines.

1.2 Implement instructions about site radiation control measures, monitoring, safe working rules and personal protective equipment (PPE) specified for the location and work activities prior to undertaking assigned tasks.

1.3 Recognise hazards and risks in work area prior to starting work, at regular intervals during work, and in response to changes in working conditions and seek advice if necessary.

1.4 Recognise and report non-routine hazards and seek advice to deal with any situation beyond own technical competence.

2. Apply required radiation protection and safety measures

2.1 Use recommended hazard and risk control measures and follow safe working rules during assigned work tasks.

2.2 Comply with all site safety signs.

2.3 Follow required tag-out and lock-out procedures.

2.4 Use plant and equipment supplied for radiation protection or for the monitoring and assessment of radiation exposure.

2.5 Maintain required standards of personal hygiene.

3. Respond to potential or actual radiation incidents

3.1 Recognise any unsafe situation, hazard or incident associated with assigned tasks.

3.2 Inform relevant personnel about the situation, hazard or incident and seek their advice.

3.3 Provide appropriate workplace first response in accordance with instructions and organisation's workplace emergency response procedures.

4. Contribute to radiation safety

4.1 Recognise and report defects in plant, equipment or procedures that may compromise radiation protection and safety or the management of radioactive waste.

4.2 Participate in required radiation safety training and participative/consultative activities within the scope of own responsibilities.

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

4.4 Complete required records and reporting.