Monitor and evaluate noise

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 MSS025008A, 'Monitor and evaluate noise'.
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 noise monitoring requirements


Confirm the purpose for noise monitoring with supervisor


Confirm locations, timing and frequency of monitoring from enterprise or client’s monitoring plan or other instructions


Check that all noise measurement procedures are in accordance with client or enterprise requirements, relevant standards and codes


Prepare for noise measurement


Identify site hazards and review enterprise safety procedures


Liaise with relevant personnel to arrange site access and obtain all clearances and/or permits, as necessary


Select noise monitoring instruments and any ancillary equipment that are required for the particular task


Assemble all field test equipment and complete all pre-use and calibration checks in accordance with enterprise procedures and manufacturer instructions


Stow all equipment for safe and secure transport


Arrange suitable transport to, from and around site, as required


Perform noise measurement


Record significant site features, such as noise sources, their direction and approximate distance, relevant barriers, structures, noise sensitive areas and adjacent land uses


Select and record sampling sites and ensure that site conditions are conducive for valid and reliable noise measurement


Measure and record relevant site condition parameters and make any modifications to procedures as appropriate


Check calibration of sound level meter and make any required adjustments and record results


Conduct noise measurements in accordance with enterprise, regulatory and manufacturer procedures


Ensure that background measurements are obtained at an appropriate time, under appropriate conditions and in accordance with enterprise/regulatory procedures


Repeat and record calibration measurements at the conclusion of the measurement sequence in accordance with enterprise/regulatory procedures


Collect and/or record all results and ensure that they are accurately transferred to enterprise information database


Process and interpret noise data


Review test data noting atypical observations


Manipulate raw data to obtain corrected and adjusted data and ensure that calculated values are consistent with expectations


Estimate and document uncertainty of measurement in accordance with enterprise procedures, if required


Interpret trends in data and/or results and report out-of-specification or atypical results promptly to appropriate personnel


Determine if obvious procedure or equipment problems have led to atypical data or results


Compare results with established noise standards, statutory noise limits or similar, if relevant


Record and report data and results in accordance with enterprise requirement


Maintain a safe work environment


Use established safe work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other personnel


Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts


Care for and store equipment and materials as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS025008A 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