Coordinate air quality management activities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 MSS027007A, 'Coordinate air quality management activities'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Confirm scope of air quality management activities with manager


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


Review current air quality management plan, including objectives, known issues, specified management activities and any required changes


Review previous air quality records and reports, if available


Confirm that site set-up, sampling methods, instrumentation and enterprise procedures are in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines


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


Identify resources available to conduct air quality management activities


Organise air quality management activities


Develop a consolidated schedule to ensure all activities can be conducted efficiently with the available resources


Develop checklists/clear work instructions to enable personnel to perform assigned tasks efficiently and with minimal errors


Ensure that personnel who conduct sampling, monitoring and/or field testing are competent to undertake their assigned tasks


Ensure air sampling/monitoring/testing equipment is regularly calibrated and maintained and that adequate stocks of consumables are available


Ensure air samples are handled in accordance with the sampling method and chain of custody requirements and dispatched promptly for analysis


Arrange for source emission testing according to licence requirements (if relevant to site/project/program)


Conduct, or arrange for, regular site inspections to monitor the effectiveness of air quality management actions (if relevant to site/project/program)


Advise relevant personnel when specified air quality management actions are not being implemented effectively (if relevant to site/project/program)


Conduct, or arrange for, additional monitoring/inspections after atypical events, legitimate complaints or government requests


Verify air quality data


Identify relevant job instructions, data and technical records in enterprise information management system


Confirm that technical records provide sufficient information to ensure traceability/chain of custody for the monitoring activities involved


Compare data with expected values and identify any outliers


Inspect data records to identify any gaps and to check the integrity of data entry, transfers, alterations and calculations


Notify manager when data is incomplete or contains significant errors, and clarify what action to take


Determine if results are acceptable and within expectation


Compare results with expected values and/or relevant standards and identify any significant differences or trends


Check the reliability of results by examining data or results from other monitoring stations, repeat measurements and/or tests of duplicate samples


Assess the significance of any recorded atypical environmental or meteorological conditions


Check that all calculations are free from error


Check that estimations of uncertainty are reasonable and consistent with the sampling method, relevant standards or guidelines


Report results that meet enterprise data quality standards and are consistent with expectations


Investigate/rectify unexpected or unacceptable results


Examine records of pre-use checks and calibration performance to ensure that the sampling equipment, reagents/standards and/or monitoring/test instruments used meet specifications and enterprise requirements


Establish whether human, environmental and/or meteorological factors could have affected the reliability of results


Check for obvious sources of interference that may have occurred during measurements or analysis of samples


Retrieve stored samples (if available) and assess whether they are atypical or contaminated


Arrange for control tests using the same or new samples to check unexpected results, if relevant


Report unexpected results that meet enterprise data quality standards


Identify possible root causes of unacceptable results and appropriate preventative/corrective actions


Report investigation outcomes and recommendations for improvements in accordance with enterprise procedures


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


Keep management informed about air quality performance


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


Report opportunities and recommendations for improvements in air quality monitoring or management in accordance with enterprise procedures


Maintain air quality records


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


Store air quality records to enable easy access and review by authorised personnel in accordance with enterprise procedures


Regularly review air quality records to identify any significant trends and impacts


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

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS027007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management