You have now completed the knowledge content and activities for PMLORG300A Follow Established Work Plan. You may undertake the assessment if you are ready or review the material in this unit again.

To be recognised as competent in this unit you must be assessed in both the knowledge content and the workplace skills. The assessment is in two parts, part one is a scenario that asks you to apply the knowledge you have acquired in the unit and part two is a practical assessment.

Part 1. Knowledge Assessment

After working through the scenarios presented in this unit you are now ready to organise your daily work in the laboratory on your own. The following questions, activities and assignment questions will test your understanding of the basic principles of organising work, following work plans and modifying these if necessary.

You will not receive any feedback when you answer questions online, in the assessment section.
You need to communicate with your tutor about how you undertake this assessment. Your tutor may ask you to answer all the multiple choice questions and perform all the activities in this section and then send them a print-out of this completed page, along with answers to the assignment questions.

Step 1. Organising your daily work activities

It is a new week at SimuLab and you begin the day by obtaining the Work Assignment Sheet - Assessment from the clipboard in the Laboratory Supervisor's Office.

Work Assignment Sheet - Assessment

Seek clarification
Before commencing today's tasks you need to ask for clarification for some of the information on the Work Assignment Sheet. Do this by answering the following questions.

Question 1

Question 2

Work plan and prioritising
After seeking clarification of today's work requirements, prepare a Work Plan. Remember to prioritise each task according to the guidelines you used in the Unit.

Question 3
Put the following tasks into the correct order, print and send to your tutor.

Question 4 - Assignment

(a) Select one of today's tasks and prepare a break down of it into smaller components.

(b) List sub-tasks and the approximate time taken for each.

(c) Use any format that makes your instructions clear eg table, steps.

Send your proposed break down of a task to your tutor for assessment.

Step 2. Follow work plan

You have prepared a work plan for today's tasks. Demonstrate your ability to follow a work plan by answering the following questions.

Look at the Work Plan below and then answer the questions that follow.

1. Test Blood samples (urgent to be done today) - HIV test
2. Test Fruit samples (stored at 4°C) - Sugar content
3. Carry out routine maintenance on water baths
4. Clean microtomes

Question 5

Choose the correct alternative in each drop-down box below to make a correct statement.

Question 6

Question 7

Seek assistance
If you need help with any task you will seek assistance and knowing when to seek it and who to go to is very important. Answer the following questions.

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Step 3. Modify work plan

In any work environment you will experience changes to your Work Plan. These should be dealt with in an organised fashion. Demonstrate your ability to deal with unforeseen changes to your Work Plan by attempting the following.

Question 11

Arrange the following steps into the order in which they should be carried out by dragging them and placing into the correct order.

Part 2. Practical Assessment

Practical assessment requires you to demonstrate the competency on-the-job (or in a simulated laboratory).

The assessment will consist of:

  • a demonstration of the competency in an on-the-job situation or a simulation
  • oral questioning about such things as laboratory specific knowledge of processes, troubleshooting and
  • questioning related to specific safety or other factors that may be peculiar to the learner's work environment
  • any relevant workplace documents that support the assessment.

If you are ready to undertake the practical assessment send a message to your tutor using the mail facility.

Use the following link to obtain a checklist to be used by your assessor.

Checklist: PMLORG300A Follow Established Work Plan


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