Coordinate environmental management activities

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 MSS027001A, 'Coordinate environmental management activities'.
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 environmental management responsibilities


Interpret legislative, regulatory and licensing requirements and approvals that apply to site/project


Clarify own scope of responsibility/authority for achieving specific environmental outcomes for site/project and the roles of other key personnel


Identify resources available to implement environmental management policies and plans for site/project


Develop and maintain positive relations with site personnel and stakeholders


Identify significant stakeholders, their relationship to the enterprise and position or perceived attitudes about the site/project


Participate in meetings and networks to obtain/maintain knowledge about stakeholders, their representatives and their issues


Use appropriate strategies to foster the trust and confidence of site personnel and stakeholder representatives


Communicate enterprise positions/requirements in a way that acknowledges concerns of personnel/stakeholders and promotes understanding


Respond to requests for information or participation in stakeholder activities in accordance with enterprise procedures


Provide timely, authorised information using language, styles and formats that are readily understood


Identify difficult situations and negotiate solutions by using a collaborative approach and harnessing cooperation (within scope of responsibility)


Obtain regular feedback and use it to maintain and enhance positive relations


Provide environmental management information and training


Use environmental management plans and recent incident reports to identify/review information and training needs of site personnel


Access, or develop, information and training programs to meet the identified needs


Provide accessible information and training programs to ensure that all site personnel understand their environmental obligations/responsibilities


Confirm site personnel’s understanding of environmental management actions specified for specific work areas and activities


Monitor the effectiveness of information and training and adjust content, format and delivery strategies as appropriate


Assess environmental impacts and risks


Review scheduled activities well in advance to identify implications for environmental management


Identify potential/actual events, risks and activities that may cause/have caused harm to the environment


Conduct inspections and in-situ measurements to quantify risks and impacts


Report assessment of risks and impacts in accordance with enterprise/legislative requirements


Ensure environmental monitoring and management plans are implemented


Conduct specified environmental monitoring and site inspections to check performance against environmental management requirements


Ensure that enterprise environmental monitoring instruments are fully functioning and maintained appropriately


Conduct additional monitoring/inspections after atypical events, legitimate complaints or government requests to assess whether environmental management plan is operating effectively


Examine results of in-situ measurements, laboratory analyses, inspections and audits to identify significant trends, non-conformance and/or incidents


Respond to environmental non-conformances and incidents


Recognise unusual situations, unexpected risks/hazards and potential/actual environmental incidents


Implement enterprise procedures for responding to environmental non-conformance and incidents to ensure prompt control and remediation


Investigate the causes of non conformances and incidents within scope of responsibility and in accordance with enterprise/legislative requirements


Analyse findings to identify opportunities to re-design activities, work practices, environmental controls, information/training programs and/or management procedures


Implement authorised corrective/preventative actions to prevent recurrence of non-conformance/incident and to reduce risks


Record all recommendations, actions and outcomes in accordance with the enterprise/legislative requirements


Keep management informed about environmental performance


Provide regular reports about environmental performance, instances of potential/actual non-conformance and incidents and the actions taken in each case


Report opportunities and recommendations for improvements in accordance with enterprise procedures


Seek manager’s advice when challenges are beyond own scope of responsibility/technical competence or when input from environmental specialists may be required


Maintain environmental records


Ensure all required records are legible, accurate and satisfy enterprise/legislative requirements


Store environmental records to enable easy access and review by authorised personnel according to enterprise procedures


Regularly review and assess environmental records to identify significant trends and impacts


Identify any problems with the maintenance and security of records and resolve them promptly

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS027001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management