Handle waste in a health care environment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Moodle 1.9 template
A moodle 1.9 course with content placeholders for the unit's elements and performance criteria.
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
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment
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 columns headings to check that all performance criteria have been covered.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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)

this is the source material provided by training.gov.au, transformed into the useful formats found on this site :-)
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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.
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you for 'Handle waste in a health care environment'? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTMS208C, 'Handle waste in a health care environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Resource Links
I tried writing some AI to extract important words and phrases from the unit and link them to wikipedia articles and other relevant online resources. Sometimes this routine was more A than I, but on the whole I'm happy with the results.
Questions and Answers
Look for relevant questions and answers about the subject on Yahoo. Again, this was an automated process, and some of the results are a bit odd. I'm still undecided about how useful this function is, so I'll be tinkering with it for a while yet.
create a wordle tag cloud from the unit's elements, performance criteria and range statement, then capture the screen - ready to include as an image in your online course or handouts.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine job requirements

1.1 Review work sheets to determine waste handling requirements

1.2 Select and obtain appropriate equipment required for waste handling tasks to maximise work effectiveness and efficiency

1.3 Organise and set up work areas to ensure safe, effective and efficient handling of waste in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant legislation

1.4 Identify and manage potential risks and hazards to work according to job requirements, in accordance with workplace requirements, OHS, infection control and other relevant legislation

1.5 Follow workplace procedures for reporting identified risks

1.6 Select and fit emergency and personal protective equipment in accordance with job requirements, manufacturers' specifications, workplace requirements and relevant legislation

2. Identify and segregate waste

2.1 Clearly identify and handle hazardous, dangerous and non-conforming waste in accordance with workplace policies and procedures as well as relevant legislation

2.2 Accurately identify, label and segregate all waste according to waste types in accordance with workplace policies and procedures and relevant legislation

2.3 Carefully place all sorted waste into correct waste category containers to prevent litter in work areas and avoid cross contamination

2.4 Frequently monitor waste containers to ensure adequate available containers and to secure containment of waste

2.5 Empty or replace full waste containers promptly to minimise disruption to the workplace, in accordance with policies and procedures and job requirements

2.6 Clearly label segregated waste in accordance with job requirements, workplace policies and procedures and relevant legislation

3. Transport and store waste appropriately

3.1 Select appropriate transport equipment for waste transport activities to maximise work effectiveness and efficiency and in accordance with workplace policies and procedure and relevant legislation

3.2 Colour code and label all transport equipment in accordance with workplace policies and procedures and relevant legislation

3.3 Ensure that transport loads are secured and not overloaded according to workplace requirements and relevant legislation

3.4 Perform waste collection rounds as often as required to minimize waste overflow hazards

3.5 Enclose and secure storage areas in accordance with workplace requirement and relevant legislation

3.6 Ensure that waste types are stored in accordance with relevant legislation and workplace requirements

4. Conduct quality control activities

4.1 Inspect and check waste to ensure that it is placed in the correct waste receptacle

4.2 Inspect storage areas and check they are secured in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant legislation

4.3 Ensure all details of quality control activities are documented accurately and promptly in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant legislation

5. Clean up work areas

5.1 Clean waste storage sites and all equipment to ensure safe and effective future operation in accordance with company requirements

5.2 Dispose of waste from cleaning activities in accordance with workplace requirements, council requirements and relevant legislation

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTMS208C appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC20108 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • HLT32507 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • HLT32407 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT42007 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT32007 - Certificate III in Mortuary Theatre Practice