Assist with fieldwork

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 MSL973005A, 'Assist with fieldwork'.
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



1. Assist with organisation of fieldwork

1.1. Purchase supplies and equipment as specified by senior staff

1.2. Assemble supplies and equipment and check against inventory

1.3. Pack supplies and equipment appropriately for safe transport

2. Support field operations

2.1. Check unpacked items against inventory

2.2. Store supplies and equipment as specified

2.3. Restock supplies as necessary

2.4. Collect and/or dispose of waste in accordance with enterprise and environmental requirements

3. Assist with field activities

3.1. Assemble equipment and materials for fieldwork as directed

3.2. Collect samples, if required, in accordance with enterprise procedures, animal care and ethics and other legislative requirements

3.3. Store samples in accordance with special requirements for continued wellbeing, viability or integrity of sample

3.4. Perform simple field measurements as directed

3.5. Collect and maintain records of site data as directed

4. Demonstrate basic field survival skills

4.1. Follow specified safety procedures

4.2. Follow specified survival procedures in the event of emergencies and accidents

4.3. Wear suitable clothing as protection against solar radiation, extreme temperatures and impact injury

5. Assist with the completion of fieldwork

5.1. Pack supplies, equipment and samples appropriately for safe return transport

5.2. Check and clean used equipment to prevent deterioration and contamination

5.3. Check that the condition of vehicles, equipment and materials comply with environmental/quarantine requirements for preventing transfer of pests

5.4. Return supplies and equipment to storage at enterprise location

5.5. Conduct a stocktake of equipment and supplies for replenishment where required

5.6. Assist with the dispatch of collected samples for laboratory analysis, as necessary

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL973005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA40108 - Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
  • PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL20109 - Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques