Monitor radiation

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 PSPRAD707A, 'Monitor radiation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Monitor radiation' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for assigned monitoring tasks

1.1. Use organisation's radiation management plans to obtain information about the hazards associated with assigned tasks and the monitoring equipment and safe working rules to be used at the site, and refer to radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines if necessary.

1.2. Liaise with relevant site personnel to arrange access and confirm the nature and likely duration of assigned monitoring tasks.

1.3. Perform and record pre-use checks of radiation 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 all radiation instruments and monitoring equipment to ensure safe transport to the site and within the site if required.

2. Obtain reliable monitoring data or samples

2.1. Apply safe working rules to minimise personal ionising radiation exposure according to relevant radiation protection safety standards, codes and guidelines.

2.2. Operate radiation instruments in accordance with radiation management plans and manufacturer specifications.

2.3. Conduct regular instrument checks and minor maintenance if required.

2.4. Conduct repeat measurements for quality control purposes in accordance with procedures, and identify and report atypical equipment response.

2.5. Collect and label environmental samples using specified equipment and procedures to preserve their integrity if required.

2.6. Record atypical radiation conditions.

2.7. Seek advice to deal with any situation beyond own technical competence.

3. Complete assigned monitoring tasks

3.1. Check for contamination of equipment.

3.2. Re-stow all radiation instruments and monitoring equipment to ensure safe transport from the site and within the site if required.

3.3. Record use of PPE and radiation instruments in accordance with radiation management plans.

3.4. Before storing PPE, radiation instruments and monitoring equipment, check their condition in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and radiation management plan.

3.5. Store any samples to preserve their integrity, security and traceability in accordance with sampling procedures.

3.6. Organise the management of any waste in accordance with organisation's procedures.

4. Analyse monitoring data and report results

4.1. Record results in accordance with procedures.

4.2. Check that recorded outcomes are consistent with expectations.

4.3. Compare results with relevant radiation limits and identify and record any significant differences or atypical results.

4.4. Identify potential or actual radiation protection issues revealed by the site monitoring tasks.

4.5. Identify potential improvements that could be made to monitoring at site.

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

4.7. Provide site and personal radiation data to authorised personnel if required.

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 the responsible person or delegate 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.


Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPRAD707A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • PSP70210 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Radiation Safety