Plan and conduct environmental project work

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 MSS025015A, 'Plan and conduct environmental project work'.
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


Scope project with supervisor


Clarify project aim, objectives and timeframe


Identify intended outcomes, key stakeholders, drivers and likely constraints


Identify key activities, milestones and resources required to achieve deliverables on time


Agree on performance indicators to monitor project progress and acceptance criteria for deliverables


Prepare project plan in consultation with supervisor


Identify relevant legislation, standards, codes, procedures and/or enterprise requirements


Locate and review background information to inform the development of project methodology


Analyse risks for all aspects of project work


Consider a range of strategies for conducting the project, including alternative measurement methods


Outline feasible and measurable project objectives, selected methodology, outputs and the roles and responsibilities of participants


Consider integration and sequencing of tasks as part of optimising work breakdown structure


Present draft project plan and work schedule to supervisor for review and approval


Review project methodology


Conduct trials to refine methodology and/or provide proof of concept, as necessary


Troubleshoot equipment and methodology problems and develop/test solutions in consultation with supervisor, as necessary


Modify draft project plan, as necessary


Document all accepted/rejected ideas and/or prototypes from trials


Execute project plan and analyse outcomes


Communicate plan to other participants, as necessary


Safely operate measurement equipment/instruments in accordance with manufacturer requirements, test methods and enterprise procedures


Obtain data using specified methods and in accordance with safety and legislative/regulatory/enterprise requirements


Record and store data in agreed formats


Recognise anomalous results and investigate causes


Evaluate data using specified quality criteria and reference materials


Use appropriate mathematical/statistical/graphical methods and software to analyse and present results


Report results using the appropriate accuracy, precision and units


Report project progress and outcomes


Provide progress reports/project outputs on time and at the required quality standard


Evaluate the project process and outputs in comparison with the project objectives and performance criteria


Identify any issues and opportunities for improvement


Prepare project reports containing the required information and using the agreed style, voice and format


Complete and store all project documentation


Present final report of project process and outcomes to supervisor

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS025015A appears in the following qualifications:

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