Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

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 MSL974007A, 'Undertake environmental field-based monitoring'.
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. Confirm requirements for field monitoring activities with supervising staff

1.1. Clarify the purpose, objectives and the defined site for the field monitoring activities

1.2. Review all emergency plans, risk assessments, and safety and environmental requirements associated with the field activities

1.3. Review and discuss the detailed work program with supervising staff

1.4. Clarify the need for permits and any access restrictions or local concerns at field site

1.5. Clarify details of all samples to be collected and field parameters to be measured

1.6. Confirm final data formats will suit stakeholders who receive or use the data

1.7. Review existing in-house protocols and/or associated in-house requirements that relate to field sampling, monitoring and data quality procedures

2. Prepare for field monitoring activities

2.1. Develop checklists, based on work program, to facilitate correct preparation of field activities

2.2. Identify and implement all actions required under enterprise emergency plan, risk assessment, and environment, safety and data quality procedures

2.3. Complete all administrative requirements and obtain appropriate approvals/permits

2.4. Prepare and check all instruments, equipment, materials and supplies required to implement field program

2.5. Confirm, correct and safe use of equipment and details of field activities with supervisor

2.6. Arrange and check correct operation, packaging and transportation of all supplies and equipment

2.7. Arrange all additional pre- and post-monitoring activities

3. Perform field activities

3.1. Establish and maintain field camp in accordance with enterprise procedures, as necessary

3.2. Perform field sampling, monitoring, data collection and recording as per the agreed work program

3.3. Label all samples and complete data sheets and field log book in accordance with enterprise procedures

3.4. Store samples/specimens in accordance with any special requirements for continued wellbeing, viability or integrity

3.5. Perform all tests and operate all equipment according to enterprise instructions

3.6. Store and maintain equipment and, where appropriate, calibrate instruments during field activities

3.7. Perform all activities safely with minimal impact on the environment

4. Close down field monitoring activities

4.1. Arrange and check final packaging and transportation of all samples, equipment and supplies back to home base

4.2. Ensure that monitoring/camp site is left in accordance with enterprise and environmental requirements

4.3. Ensure all samples and data are stored safely

4.4. Ensure dispatch of collected samples for subsequent analysis

4.5. Test and, if required, decontaminate equipment before storage

4.6. Report results/noting any anomalies with users, data analysers and/or supervisor

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL974007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology
  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations