Assist with assessing site environmental indicators

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 MSS025001A, 'Assist with assessing site environmental indicators'.
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


Review existing site and/or locality information


Confirm the scope of the proposed project activity or process and details of the site and/or locality


Identify relevant legislative, regulatory and/or planning requirements


Access and interpret available, relevant information about the site and/or locality


Summarise existing data and relate it to legislative, planning or other statutory requirements


Identify relevant environmental indicators for site and/or locality


Determine which environmental indicators and/or statutory environmental quality concentration limits are relevant to the proposed project activity, process and/or requirements of the site/locality


Identify relevant core environmental indicators and collect and collate data


Identify relevant statutory environmental quality concentration limits and collect and collate data


Identify additional site/locality/project specific environmental indicators and collect and collate data, if available


Identify gaps in available data and refer to supervisor for further action


Analyse data to establish site condition


Ensure compatibility of data sets and seek advice, as necessary


Compare compatible data with core environmental indicators, established standards, regulatory limits, and statutory environmental quality concentration limits or similar


Apply relevant environmental chemistry and biodiversity concepts and principles to estimate the ‘environmental health’ of the site/locality


Identify significant trends in environmental data and correlations and differences with relevant indicators


Make an assessment of site condition


Report findings


Report the assessment of environmental condition in the required format and expected timeframe


Brief supervisor and/or stakeholders about the environmental assessment process and outcomes

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS025001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations