Collect and evaluate meteorological data

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 MSS024007A, 'Collect and evaluate meteorological data'.
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


Prepare for field work


Review job request to identify the equipment required and the appropriate meteorological parameters to be measured


Identify hazards and enterprise safe work procedures associated with the site, test methods and equipment used


Confirm site location, access, timing and any client requirements


Assemble all required equipment/materials and check that they are fit for purpose


Stow equipment/materials to ensure their safe transport, as necessary


Arrange transport to site, as necessary


Liaise with appropriate personnel on arrival at site to ensure safety and minimise disruption to others, as necessary


Perform basic meteorological measurements


Select an appropriate location for the meteorological equipment at the site to ensure valid readings for the required parameters are achievable


Install and check instrumentation and any recording/data logging equipment to ensure it is functioning correctly


Confirm calibration status of meteorological equipment


Perform measurements using ‘ground level’ meteorological equipment


Collect meteorological data using physical or electronic methods


Ensure wind direction sensors are aligned or corrected to true north rather than magnetic north


Verify meteorological data


Ensure that quality requirements for data are met


Perform any required corrections, calculations and data manipulations and identify significant trends in data


Check for anomalous data and take appropriate corrective action


Verify that processed data meets requirements


Interpret and apply meteorological information


Relate meteorological data to weather maps and other sources of meteorological data


Associate meteorological conditions with related weather maps


Compare weather patterns and data for different time periods and geographic locations


Interpret meteorological data in terms of local atmospheric conditions


Use meteorological data to interpret and/or assist with processing air and/or noise monitoring data


Maintain a safe work environment


Use safe work procedures and protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of others


Minimise environmental impacts of meteorological measurements and generation of waste


Collect and/or dispose of all waste in accordance with environmental/quarantine requirements and enterprise procedures


Report data and finalise documentation


Report field data in the required formats and expected timeframe


Complete all required documentation


Maintain the security and confidentiality of data and documentation in accordance with enterprise requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS024007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management