Assess the environmental risk or impact of a project activity or process

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 MSS025002A, 'Assess the environmental risk or impact of a project activity or process'.
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


Clarify the project activity or process and environmental management framework


Review the history of the project activity or process and scope of the required risk/impact assessment


Identify relevant legislative, regulatory and/or licensing requirements


Access and interpret available information about the site, including relevant enterprise environmental management documents and/or risk assessment guidelines


Prepare a detailed description of all phases of the project or process and the site/project environment


Confirm project/process details, risk assessment procedure and risk assessment criteria with supervisor


Identify environmental issues for project activity or process


Consult with enterprise personnel to identify relevant environmental issues


Seek supervisor’s advice if input from community representatives and/or environmental specialists may be required


Identify significant hazards and short/long-term risks associated with the process or project activity


Analyse each part of the process or project for impacts on the physical, biological and social components of the local environment and ecological linkages operating at the site


Identify both positive and negative impacts


Assess environmental risks and impacts


Use agreed assessment criteria to evaluate project activity or process against relevant legislative, regulatory and/or licensing requirements, site terms/conditions, community values, and enterprise environmental management policies/plans


Summarise all significant environmental risks or impacts and the evidence used to justify the assessment


Evaluate alternatives


Review enterprise environmental management documents to identify specified methods for controlling risks and minimising impacts at the site


Work with relevant enterprise personnel and experts to consider alternative solutions, as necessary


Identify possible amendments to project activities, alternative processes or improved environmental management actions to minimise risks or impacts


Identify feasible and economically viable solutions and document the case for adopting them


Report findings


Report the assessment of environmental risks or impacts in the required format and expected timeframe


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

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS025002A 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