Interpret weather conditions in the field

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Interpret information from a weather map.

1.1. Identify characteristics of map types and their different uses.

1.2. Identify weather map symbols and associated weather and environmental conditions.

1.3. Outline and justify a weather prediction for a 48 hour period for a specific region using information gained from weather maps and forecasts.

2. Collect and record weather and environmental information in a specific region.

2.1. Identify sources of relevant weather and environmental information

2.2. Identify major cloud types and altitude level.

2.3. Collect weather and environmental information at regular intervals for a specific area over five days.

2.4. Record weather data and identify patterns.

2.5. Compare and identify the differences between current weather conditions and a current weather forecast.

2.6. Identify the possible effects of landforms on weather conditions.

2.7. Identify and explain season variations in weather patterns for a specific area.

2.8. Outline differences between large scale and localised weather conditions for a specific area.

3. Interpret weather and environmental information for outdoor activities at a specific location.

3.1. Determine the suitability and limitations of the activity in relation to the current local weather conditions and forecast.

3.2. Identify strategies to ensure the safety and well being of individuals and or group in weather conditions according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

3.3. Identify weather conditions commonly associated with the onset of life threatening weather hazards.

3.4. Identify characteristics of life threatening weather hazards and their possible impact on recreational activities.

3.5. Respond appropriately to life threatening weather hazards to ensure safety of participants

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOOPS306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

And the skillsets: