Prepare plans and quality assurance procedures for environmental field activities

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 MSL976002A, 'Prepare plans and quality assurance procedures for environmental field activities'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish the overall requirements of the field activities

1.1. Identify key stakeholders along with their potential interests, sensitivities, roles and responsibilities

1.2. Clarify the purpose and general objectives of the field activities with stakeholders and the level/detail of information required

1.3. Identify and accurately interpret all statutory requirements that apply to the field activities

1.4. Identify and interpret all existing enterprise requirements associated with field monitoring and/or survey activities

1.5. Analyse drivers and constraints that may influence field activities

1.6. Refine and document the detailed objectives of the field activities with senior management and key stakeholders

2. Scope all requirements to collect appropriate data under field conditions

2.1. Identify the type, quantity and quality of data needed to meet the defined objectives

2.2. Identify sites or areas and resources required for all planned field activities

2.3. Define data quality procedures that must be incorporated in all field activities

2.4. Identify risks, environmental and safety issues associated with field activities

2.5. Inspect all sites or areas and assess them against defined requirements and any standards that apply to the field activities

2.6. Refine and document all requirements necessary to collect appropriate field data

3. Select and adapt field protocols covering the field activities

3.1. Identify field protocols that may be suitable for the defined field activities

3.2. Review and select the most appropriate field protocol for the defined field activities

3.3. Develop and document detailed methodologies, risk management plans and general time schedules covering all the planned field activities

4. Design and document a detailed implementation plan

4.1. Define all staff tasks, roles and responsibilities and the overall staff work program

4.2. Identify and list all resources needed to undertake all planned field activities and associated pre- and post-field activities

4.3. Design and document an overall implementation plan covering all enterprise field activities

4.4. Meet with all staff involved and clearly outline the objectives, field methodologies and data quality procedures covered in the implementation plan

5. Prepare a financial budget and staff training and work programs

5.1. Develop a detailed budget, including contingencies covering all planned field activities

5.2. Develop detailed staff work programs for individual field activities in the context of the implementation plan

5.3. Identify competencies required to undertake all field activities and, if appropriate, develop appropriate training programs for all staff involved in field activities

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL976002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations