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Qualification details

MSS50218 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS50216 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and TechnologyCode updated, core units updated, qualification template updated, qualification description simplified. 21/Oct/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 21/Apr/2021
(View details for release 2) 30/Jul/2020
(View details for release 1) 22/Oct/2018


Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
MSS024019 - Collect and evaluate meteorological dataCollect and evaluate meteorological dataElective
MSL975045 - Perform laboratory-based ecological techniquesPerform laboratory-based ecological techniquesElective
MSS025013 - Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsAssist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsElective
MSS024014 - Implement environmental management plans and proceduresImplement environmental management plans and proceduresCore
MSL954004 - Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling planObtain representative samples in accordance with sampling planElective
MSMENV472 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
MSL904002 - Perform standard calibrationsPerform standard calibrationsElective
MSS024017 - Collect spatial and discrete environmental dataCollect spatial and discrete environmental dataElective
MSS024013 - Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technicianWork and communicate effectively as an environmental technicianElective
MSL934004 - Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipmentMaintain and calibrate instruments and equipmentElective
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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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Environmental Compliance Officer (Local Government),Environmental Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 22/Oct/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 22/Oct/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 22/Oct/2018 
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Modification History

Release 3. Six low use units removed from elective bank as determined at December 2020 AISC meeting in response to Skills Ministers' objectives. Equivalent.

Release 2. Three elective units updated. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology (Release 1).

Release 1. Code updated, core units updated, qualification template updated, qualification description simplified. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS50216 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology.

Qualification Description

This qualification specifies the competencies required to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring in most industry sectors, and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

This qualification applies to environmental officers, environmental protection officers, environmental compliance officers, environmental technicians and similar personnel employed by enterprises and Commonwealth, state/territory and local governments. These personnel often work with environmental scientists, engineers, planners and community groups to manage and conserve natural systems and resources, minimise pollution, remediate/rehabilitate sites and trial practical strategies to protect and improve ecosystems. Their work often involves environmental monitoring and technology, internal auditing and continuous improvements to enhance compliance and minimise the environmental impacts of processes. Government employees may be more involved with external inspection and auditing of enterprises and negotiating appropriate responses to instances of non-compliance.

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 20

  • 11  core units
  • 9  elective units, consisting of:
  • a minimum of 5  units from Group A
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of 4 , may be selected from:
  • Group A and B
  • up to 3  units from Group C
  • up to 4  units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

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.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSL943004

Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety

MSL952001

Collect routine site samples

MSL974022

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSS024014

Implement environmental management plans and procedures

MSS024015

Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS024016

Process and present environmental data

MSS025017

Assist with assessing site environmental indicators

* MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS025018

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

* MSS024015 Apply an understanding of environmental principles to a site

MSS025019

Report environmental data

* MSS024016 Process and present environmental data

MSS025020

Provide environmental information to customers

Elective units 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

CPPWMT4009

Conduct waste audits

MSL975042

Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys

* MSL974022 Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL975045

Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques`

* MSL974021 Perform biological procedures

MSL975051

Supervise geotechnical site investigations

* MSL974018 Conduct geotechnical site investigations

MSS015011

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

MSS015021

Measure and report carbon footprint of a product or product class

MSS015028

Conduct a sustainable water use audit

MSS015030

Conduct an emissions audit

MSS025005

Produce site maps

* MSS024017 Collect spatial and discrete environmental data

MSS025008

Monitor and evaluate noise

MSS025009

Perform sampling and testing of air

MSS025012

Perform environmental microbiological tests

* MSS024022 Perform environmental biological techniques

MSS025013

Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands

MSS025014

Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites

* MSS024020 Recognise common geological landforms and samples

MSS025021

Collect and evaluate groundwater data

MSS025022

Perform sampling and testing of soils

* MSS024020 Recognise common geological landforms and samples

MSS025023

Plan and conduct environmental project work

PSPRAD007

Monitor radiation

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

BSBWHS419

Contribute to implementing WHS monitoring processes

MSL904002

Perform standard calibrations

MSL924004

Use laboratory application software

MSL954004

Obtain representative samples in accordance with sampling plan

MSL974018

Conduct geotechnical site investigations

MSL974019

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974021

Perform biological procedures

MSL974024

Undertake field-based, remote sensing monitoring

MSS024013

Work and communicate effectively as an environmental technician

MSS024017

Collect spatial and discrete environmental data

MSS024018

Perform sampling and testing of water

MSS024019

Collect and evaluate meteorological data

MSS024020

Recognise common geological landforms and samples

MSS024022

Perform environmental biological techniques

MSS024023

Navigate in urban, regional and remote areas

MSS024024

Undertake simple environmental project activities

PSPRAD003

Perform basic radiation measurements

Group C 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

CUAPHI302

Capture photographic images

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

MSL934004

Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment

MSL973013

Perform basic tests

MSL973014

Prepare working solutions

MSL973016

Perform aseptic techniques

MSL973019

Perform microscopic examination

MSL973024

Perform site investigation activities

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

PUAFER009

Participate as a member of a facility emergency response team

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 3. Six low use units removed from elective bank as determined at December 2020 AISC meeting in response skills ministers objectives.

Release 2. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS50218 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology (Release 1).

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS50216 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology.

Links

The MSS Sustainability Companion Volume implementation Guides are available from VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998