Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards

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 MSS027002A, 'Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards'.
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


Access and interpret relevant legislation, codes and standards


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


Analyse the broad significance of these requirements for the enterprise, key job roles and specific work activities


Identify legal accountability, obligations and consequences of non-compliance


Obtain advice from appropriate personnel about environmental law matters that impact on work area and are outside own scope of knowledge


Clarify own scope of responsibility/authority for achieving specific environmental outcomes


Ensure project or site specific environmental management procedures comply with requirements


Review relevant enterprise environmental management policies, plans and procedures in conjunction with legislative requirements


Assess the need for project or site-specific environmental management procedures in consultation with manager


Draft new or revised procedures to address any gaps or deficiencies


Provide draft documentation to appropriate personnel for review and/or approval prior to use


Promote compliance by site personnel


Distribute clear information about the environmental management roles and responsibilities of site personnel


Provide clear information about enterprise environmental management policies, plans and procedures and work instructions


Explain the implications of non-compliance to all site personnel in work area


Empower site personnel through coaching and mentoring to manage their own environmental responsibilities


Ensure that work activities meet compliance requirements


Plan work activities to ensure environmental compliance


Recognise when current or planned activities may require changes to existing licences/approvals and notify appropriate personnel


Implement environmental management policies, plans and procedures to ensure compliance and achieve environmental objectives and key performance indicators


Collect and collate environmental data to support preparation of required reports and compliance information


Review environmental data for completeness/accuracy and identify opportunities for improving compliance


Complete reporting requirements in accordance with enterprise procedures and legislative requirements


Maintain knowledge of legislative requirements


Monitor sources of information for changes to relevant legislation codes and standards


Regularly update information for site personnel and explain changes to legal requirements that impact on work area

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS027002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management