Perform basic radiation measurements

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPRAD301, 'Perform basic radiation measurements'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for radiation measurements

1.1. Confirm purpose, priority and nature of required ionisingradiation measurements and any site access arrangements with supervisor.

1.2. Use organisation's radiation management plan to obtain information about the hazards associated with performing the measurements, measuring instruments and safe working rules to be used and refer to radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines as necessary.

1.3. Perform and record pre-use checks of measuring instruments and tag or replace faulty items as necessary.

1.4. Check that personal protective equipment (PPE) and other task-related equipment is fit for purpose.

1.5. Stow measuring instruments and task-related equipment to ensure safe transport to the site and within the boundaries of the site if required.

2. Obtain reliable radiation data

2.1. Operate measuring instruments in accordance with radiation management plan and manufacturer specifications and applying safe working rules to minimise personal radiation exposure.

2.2. Perform measurements at specified locations and times and in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.3. Seek advice if required measurements cannot be made or if specified procedures require modification.

2.4. Conduct regular instrument checks and minor maintenance (e.g. battery changes) if required.

2.5. Take sufficient measurements to ensure reliable data.

2.6. Recognise obvious errors and atypical data, and take appropriate corrective actions.

2.7. Record data with the required precision, accuracy and units.

2.8. Record environmental/site conditions or observations that may impact on data quality.

3. Finalise radiation measurements

3.1. Check for contamination and, if necessary, perform personal decontamination in accordance with radiation management plan.

3.2. Re-stow measuring instruments and task-related equipment to ensure safe transport from the site and within the boundaries of the site if required.

3.3. Record use of PPE and measuring instruments according to radiation management plan.

3.4. Check condition of measuring instruments, PPE and task-related equipment before storing them in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and radiation management plan.

4. Report results

4.1. Record results according to organisational procedures.

4.2. Compare results with relevant radiation limits and identify/record significant differences or atypical results.

4.3. Maintain required records that are complete, accurate, legible and secure.

5. Respond to potential or actual radiation incidents

5.1. Recognise unusual situations, unexpected hazards, and potential or actual emergency radiation incidents.

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

5.3. Initiate appropriate workplace emergency first response in accordance with instructions, radiation management plans and organisation's response procedures.