Assist with assessing and monitoring stormwater systems

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 MSS024009A, 'Assist with assessing and monitoring stormwater systems'.
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


Confirm details of assigned activities with supervisor


Clarify the scope and objectives of the assessment, constraints, stormwater components involved and stormwater management techniques already in use


Identify regulations, standards, guidelines, enterprise procedures that apply to assigned activities


Clarify the required outputs, timeframe, available resources and stakeholder involvement


Source and assess available stormwater system data


Locate and obtain existing stormwater system information and review its relevance and accuracy


Locate external sources of relevant data sets and assess their availability, price, value and limitations


Obtain selected data sets in accordance with enterprise procedures


Use available data to identify (sub)catchment boundaries and modifications, ‘hydrologic range’, major land use categories, areas of potential pollution and environmental issues relevant to the study


Identify any significant information gaps


Plan and organise assigned field activities


Confirm data collection points and data quality requirements


Analyse field activities to identify related tasks and plan efficient sequences


Identify risks, safety and environmental requirements associated with field activities


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


Liaise with relevant personnel to explain the scope and purpose of field activities, organise site access and obtain permits, as necessary


Review work plan in response to new information, changed circumstances or instructions from appropriate personnel


Update work plan and communicate changes to appropriate personnel as necessary


Safely collect global positioning system (GPS) and environmental data


Set up/optimise GPS equipment with correct datum and projection settings


Set up measuring instruments on site and perform pre-use/calibration checks


Operate GPS equipment/measuring instruments in accordance with manufacturer specifications and enterprise procedures


Collect point positional data and attribute environmental data for each location in accordance with data collection plan


Verify GPS/environmental data, identify atypical results and review procedures/troubleshoot equipment, as necessary


Perform field work


Visually inspect stormwater systems to determine the degree of erosion/sediment transport along drainage channels


Assess the apparent effectiveness of current stormwater control devices


Assess the state of riparian vegetation associated with earth formed channels, ponds and basins


Assess the diversity of vertebrate and invertebrate fauna in stormwater channels and receiving bodies


Collect representative water, soil and/or sediment samples using specified sampling methods and equipment


Obtain valid and reliable in-situ measurements using specified test methods and equipment


Identify litter generation areas and visually inspect the effectiveness of gross pollutant traps


Identify and promptly report any illegal discharge to the stormwater system


Inspect the condition of flood mitigating structures along drainages


Finalise field work


Pack and safely transport all samples, equipment and supplies back to home base


Ensure all samples and data are stored safely


Ensure dispatch of collected samples for subsequent analysis


Clean and test equipment before storage


Report current stormwater system conditions


Review field measurements and/or results of laboratory analyses to identify significant trends and/or problems with data


Analyse data relating to catchment characteristics, existing conditions and management values, as required


Identify environmental issues that may impact on current stormwater management objectives/practices


Report findings using a format and style that suits the intended use and in accordance with enterprise guidelines


Communicate results within the specified time and in accordance with enterprise confidentiality and security guidelines


Maintain a safe work environment


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


Minimise environmental impacts of testing/sampling and generation of waste


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

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS024009A 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