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Qualification details

MSS40216 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and TechnologySupersedes and is equivalent to MSS40211 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology. 21/Jun/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSS40218 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and TechnologyCode updated, core units updated, qualification template updated, qualification description simplified and changes to elective list. 21/Oct/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Jun/2016


Units of competency

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MSL943002 - Participate in laboratory or field workplace safetyParticipate in laboratory or field workplace safetyCore
MSL973001 - Perform basic testsPerform basic testsElective
CPPWMT4002A - Carry out waste auditsCarry out waste auditsElective
MSS024003 - Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a siteApply an understanding of environmental principles to a siteCore
MSS025013 - Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsAssist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsElective
PUAWER009B - Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response teamParticipate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response teamElective
MSS014006 - Contribute to sustainability related auditsContribute to sustainability related auditsElective
MSS025001 - Assist with assessing site environmental indicatorsAssist with assessing site environmental indicatorsElective
MSMENV472 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
MSS025006 - Collect and evaluate groundwater dataCollect and evaluate groundwater dataElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sustainability Officer,Environmental Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 22/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS40211 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology.

Qualification Description

The MSS40216 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology specifies the competencies required to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in a variety of industry sectors, such as:

  • environmental monitoring, sampling and field testing (e.g. air, water, soil and rocks)
  • geotechnical services
  • natural resource management
  • water supply and treatment, storm and wastewater management
  • solid and hazardous waste management.

This qualification applies to environmental assistants, environmental technicians and similar personnel employed by enterprises and Commonwealth, state/territory/local governments in the sectors listed above. Many of these employees are engaged in the monitoring of environmental impacts at industrial sites. They operate monitoring equipment, collect samples and conduct tests both in the field and at site laboratories. Other employees may collect a range of field data relating to the suitability of land and water use and process and present this data using geographical information systems (GIS) software.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS40216 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology, competency must be achieved in a total of sixteen (16)  units of competency.

  • eight (8)  core units of competency
  • eight (8)  elective units of competency, as specified below.
  • a minimum of five (5)  units from Group A
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of three (3)  may be selected from:
  • Group A units, not previously selected
  • Group B and C units, listed below.

A maximum of three (3)  Group B and C electives may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are relevant and available at Certificate IV. This could include relevant units available in AHC10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Units listed under core  are considered essential for all environmental assistants. The units listed as electives  may only apply to some personnel according to the size and scope of the particular enterprise and industry sector.

Note : Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk*. Prerequisite units must be counted in the total number of units required for achievement of the qualification. Refer to individual units for details.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MSS024001

Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician

MSS024002

Implement environmental management plans and procedures

MSS024003

Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS024004

Process and present environmental data

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL943002

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL952001

Collect routine site samples

MSL974007

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

Elective units of competency 

Group A: Specialist elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS014006

Contribute to sustainability related audits

MSS024005

Collect spatial and discrete environmental data

MSS024006

Perform sampling and testing of water

MSS024007

Collect and evaluate meteorological data

MSS024008

Recognise common geological landforms and samples

MSS024009

Assist with assessing and monitoring stormwater systems

MSS024010

Perform environmental biological techniques

MSS024011

Navigate in urban, regional and remote areas

MSS024012

Undertake simple environmental project activities

BSBWHS409

Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

MSL954001

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL974002

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

*

MSL974003

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974006

Perform biological procedures

*

MSL974009

Undertake field-based, remote-sensing monitoring

PSPRAD003

Perform basic radiation measurements

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS015001

Measure and report carbon footprint

MSS015010

Conduct a sustainability water use audit

MSS015011

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

MSS015012

Conduct an emissions audit

MSS015018

Inform and advise organisation and community representatives on sustainability issues

MSS025001

Assist with assessing site environmental indicators

*

MSS025002

Assess the environmental risk or impact of a project activity or process

*

MSS025003

Report environmental data

*

MSS025004

Provide environmental information to customers

MSS025005

Produce site maps

*

MSS025006

Collect and evaluate groundwater data

MSS025007

Perform sampling and testing of soils

*

MSS025008

Monitor and evaluate noise

MSS025009

Perform sampling and testing of air

MSS025010

Assist with odour source assessment

MSS025011

Assist with odour field assessment

MSS025012

Perform environmental microbiological tests

*

MSS025013

Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands

MSS025014

Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites

*

MSS025015

Plan and conduct environmental project work

MSS025016

Perform sampling and testing of stationary emissions

MSL975011

Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys

*

MSL975017

Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques

*

MSL975023

Supervise geotechnical site investigations

*

CPPWMT4001A

Plan waste audit

CPPWMT4002A

Carry out waste audit

PSPRAD007

Monitor radiation

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

CUAPHI302

Capture photographic images

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MSL935004

Maintain instruments and equipment

MSL973001

Perform basic tests

MSL973002

Prepare working solutions

MSL973004

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973007

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973012

Assist with geotechnical site investigations

PUAWER009B

Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS40211 Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998