Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician

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 MSS024001A, 'Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.


Work within Australia’s environmental management framework


Demonstrate broad knowledge of how governments, legislation, policies, codes of practice and Australian standards provide a framework of environmental protection measures in Australia


Perform all work activities in accordance with relevant environmental management requirements, including sustainable energy principles and work practices


Work within enterprise structure and culture


Demonstrate broad knowledge of enterprise business goals, ethics, products and/or environmental services


Identify key enterprise sites and/or functions and personnel


Work in accordance with enterprise agreements and legislative requirements


Locate key workplace information and apply it correctly


Follow enterprise policy and procedures relating to employment, security, confidentiality and reporting lines


Provide environmental technical services


Identify workplace roles and responsibilities of personnel working within the environmental function


Identify typical tasks and calendar of events in work area


Recognise and locate the equipment and resources required for everyday work


Interpret work instructions correctly and seek clarification, if necessary


Follow work instructions to perform environmental/technical tasks safely and efficiently


Maintain own work area, equipment and materials in a safe and organised manner according to enterprise policy and procedures


Recognise and locate the equipment and resources required for everyday work


Interpret work instructions correctly and seek clarification, if necessary


Follow work instructions to perform environmental/technical tasks safely and efficiently


Maintain own work area, equipment and materials in a safe and organised manner according to enterprise policy and procedures


Organise daily work efficiently


Assess and prioritise workload according to level of responsibility


Advise supervisor if additional resources or support are required to improve performance


Undertake duties in a positive manner to enhance workplace cooperation and efficiency


Communicate/liaise effectively with customers, contractors and stakeholders


Listen actively and use appropriate language when communicating with other people


Respond appropriately to verbal and written messages


Record and convey information so that it is clearly understood


Respect the values, concerns and diverse views of people involved in, or impacted by, enterprise activities


Resolve conflict through meaningful negotiation and compromise, where necessary


Redirect inquiries or disputes beyond own area of responsibility to relevant personnel for action


Adhere to site agreements and protocols in order to maintain credibility and trust


Accept responsibility for quality of own work


Monitor and adjust work practices to ensure that the quality of outputs is maintained


Identify and report opportunities for improvements in procedures, processes and equipment in work area


Identify own learning needs


Identify career options and training opportunities in the enterprise


Consult appropriate personnel to identify own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS024001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology