Take environmental samples and measurements

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 RIISTD301A, 'Take environmental samples and measurements'.
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



1. Collect environmental samples

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to taking of environmental samples and measurements

1.2. Collect environmental samples as specified in environmental management system

1.3. Preserve sample integrity throughout collection

1.4. Place samples in suitable containers and labels accurately

1.5. Identify and record characteristics of sampling environment, in particular any non-standard aspects

2. Take readings and measurements

2.1. Set up measurement equipment in accordance with Australian standards

2.2. Take measurements in accordance with environmental management system requirements

2.3. Take accurate readings and document at time of reading to avoid error

3. Coordinate with scientists and laboratories

3.1. Provide information clearly and accurately

3.2. Provide for delivery of samples within required time constraints

3.3. Ensure integrity of sample is maintained during packing and transport

3.4. Act promptly upon receiving feedback from laboratories where environmental risk is identified

4. Maintain sampling and measurement equipment

4.1. Maintain equipment in specified operating condition

4.2. Calibrate equipment in accordance with maintenance schedule

4.3. Perform minor repairs and adjustments where authorised

4.4. Program equipment software accurately where authorised

5. Report, store and archive environmental data

5.1. Prepare regular reports in accordance with environmental management system

5.2. Store data accurately in manual and computer systems

5.3. Ensure data are backed up regularly