Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

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 RTC4702A, 'Minimise risks in the use of chemicals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify hazards involved in chemical use


External guidelines and legislation concerning chemical use are identified and sourced from relevant authorities.


Hazards involved in handling and application of chemicals are identified.


Assess risk and develop control procedures


Risks associated with chemical use are assessed.


Risk control measures including Emergency action plans are developed and implemented.


Industry requirements for chemicals are identified.


Withholding periods are identified and observed.


Control procedures for transport, storage and handling of chemicals are developed.


Continuous improvement strategy is implemented to minimise risk.


Implement and monitor procedures to ensure correct and safe use and application of chemicals


Appropriate personal protective equipment is provided for people in the workplace handling chemicals.


Procedures are implemented to ensure suitable application equipment is selected and used.


Restrictions on use of chemicals due to weather or unsuitable workplace activities are implemented.


Procedures covering chemical application rates are implemented and monitored.


Procedures for decontamination and disposal of chemicals and their containers are implemented and monitored.


Adherence to risk control procedures by people in the workplace is monitored.


Record risk assessments


Record keeping system is developed as required by labels, industry, legislation and authorities.


Evaluate risk control measures


Procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of risk control measures are developed.


Shortcomings in existing risk control measures are identified and rectified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTC4702A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)