Produce site maps

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 MSS025005A, 'Produce site maps'.
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


Source and assess existing site information and data


Confirm the client’s information needs, timeframe and site map specifications


Locate and obtain existing enterprise site information and review its relevance and accuracy


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


Confirm ownership, access arrangements and price of required data sets


Obtain selected data sets in accordance with enterprise procedures


Build a detailed description of the site using existing information and data and identify any gaps


Collect field data about the site


Establish information needs and identify appropriate field techniques


Confirm details of field work, site permits/access restrictions and legislative/regulatory requirements with supervisor, as necessary


Confirm data format and quality requirements


Assemble required field equipment and supplies and check that all items are fit for purpose


Ensure that all required equipment and supplies are transported safely to and from the site


Take sufficient and accurate measurements of the site and its features to ensure data reliability


Prepare data and supporting information


Assess the integrity of all data to ensure its suitability


Recognise and resolve any disparities between data sets


Identify compatible formats for data


Select data to meet client needs


Assemble relevant data elements


Ensure data format meets client needs


Prepare supporting information using media and format that meet client needs


Produce maps to meet information needs


Transfer data accurately from data sources into GIS or similar systems


Prepare sketch and/or computer generated maps to the required quality standard and within the expected timeframe


Ensure that all required site features and standard map elements are included in accordance with standard cartographic design principles


Compare map against site features to ‘ground-truth’ information, as necessary


Seek feedback from users regarding the utility of maps/data and resolve any problems


Analyse feedback to identify opportunities to improve the quality of maps

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS025005A 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