Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MSL974009A, 'Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Confirm monitoring requirements with supervising staff

1.1. Clarify the purpose, objectives and the preferred site for the remote-sensing activities

1.2. Review all emergency and risk assessments, safety and environmental requirements and data quality procedures for the field activities

1.3. Clarify details of all field parameters to be monitored and the preferred monitoring and data quality procedures

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

1.5. Clarify details of any statutory requirements that apply to the site and associated field activities

1.6. Review existing remote-sensing monitoring protocols, and siting standards or associated in-house requirements which relate to the field activities

2. Assemble remote-sensing field monitoring system

2.1. Identify required instruments, equipment and consumables and associated maintenance and replacement procedures

2.2. Identify site access, services and security requirements and any site constraints

2.3. Complete all administrative requirements and obtain appropriate approvals

2.4. Confirm required instrument calibration and data storage, handling and transfer systems

2.5. Field-check site suitability for monitoring activities and define alternative sites as necessary

2.6. Assemble remote-sensing monitoring system and check all components under laboratory conditions

3. Organise and establish the remote-sensing monitoring site

3.1. Identify, and confirm with senior staff, all resources required for operation of monitoring system in the field

3.2. Confirm that all safety, emergency and risk assessment requirements and data quality procedures have been correctly applied to the field activities

3.3. Ensure correct packaging and transportation of equipment and instruments to defined field site

3.4. Establish remote monitoring station

3.5. Test operation of total system under field conditions

4. Operate and maintain monitoring site

4.1. Undertake regular or emergency inspections of the site according to set procedures

4.2. Undertake calibration checks according to written instructions

4.3. Inspect and maintain all instruments, equipment and data systems and organise replacement of defective items

4.4. Perform all field and laboratory activities safely and with minimal impact on the environment

4.5. Document all site visits and associated actions

4.6. Review the total monitoring activity on a regular basis and implement any required modifications or improvements

5. Close down field monitoring activities

5.1. Confirm decision to close down site and finalise all data requirements with supervising staff

5.2. Dismantle monitoring system and arrange checking, packaging and transportation of all equipment and instruments back to base

5.3. Close down site in accordance with enterprise and environmental requirements

5.4. Hand back site and inform all relevant authorities

5.5. Test, decontaminate, if required and store all equipment appropriately

5.6. Document all close-down actions

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL974009A appears in the following qualifications:

  • 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