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Qualification details

MSS80216 - Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS70211 - Graduate Certificate in Environmental ManagementSupersedes and is equivalent to MSS70211 Graduate Certificate In Environmental Management 21/Jun/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSS80218 - Graduate Certificate in Environmental ManagementCode updated, core units updated, qualification template updated, qualification description changed 21/Oct/2018

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


Units of competency

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LGAPLEM506A - Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practicesImprove community knowledge and skills in environmental management practicesElective
RIIPRM501D - Implement, monitor, rectify and report on contractsImplement, monitor, rectify and report on contractsElective
MSS025013 - Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsAssist with assessing and monitoring wetlandsElective
MSS027008 - Coordinate noise management activitiesCoordinate noise management activitiesElective
MSS027004 - Contribute to environmental decision makingContribute to environmental decision makingElective
MSMENV472 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
MSS025006 - Collect and evaluate groundwater dataCollect and evaluate groundwater dataElective
MSS024008 - Recognise common geological landforms and samplesRecognise common geological landforms and samplesElective
MSS024005 - Collect spatial and discrete environmental dataCollect spatial and discrete environmental dataElective
PUAWER010B - Lead a workplace emergency initial response teamLead a workplace emergency initial response teamElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 139912 Environmental Manager 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Environmental Officer,Environmental Site Coordinator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 139912 Environmental Manager 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 221 Graduate Certificate 22/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS70211 Graduate Certificate In Environmental Management.

Qualification Description

The MSS80216 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management specifies the competencies required by technical specialists who already have a relevant higher education or vocational qualification, or have extensive vocational experience without formal qualifications and require the competence to coordinate environmental monitoring and management activities at a site, or for a significant environmental management program or project.

This qualification applies to individuals who have some previous training or work experience in environmental monitoring and technology at AQF level five or higher. Job roles targeted by this qualification include environmental site coordinators, environmental managers and senior environmental officers employed by enterprises/authorities in a wide range of industry sectors.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the MSS80216 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management are required to have one of the following:

  • relevant extensive vocational practice without formal qualifications
  • a relevant Diploma, such as MSS50216 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology, together with significant relevant vocational practice
  • a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Science or Science in a relevant discipline, such as chemistry, ecology or geology
  • a relevant higher education qualification, with relevant vocational practice.

For the purposes of this qualification, the term ‘vocational practice’ is defined as performing a wide range of environmental sampling, monitoring, field-testing, inspection/auditing and/or data processing tasks for enterprises in any of the industry sectors listed above.

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MSS80216 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management, competency must be achieved in a total of twelve (12)  units of competency.

  • five (5)  core units of competency
  • seven (7)  elective units of competency, as specified below:
  • a minimum of three (3)  units from Group A
  • the balance of units, to a maximum of four (4) , may be selected from:
  • Group A units, not previously selected
  • Group B units, listed below.

A maximum of two (2)  Group B units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, where those units are available at Diploma level and above.

The core  units listed below are considered to be essential for all environmental site coordinators, environmental managers and senior environmental officers. The units listed as electives  may only apply to some personnel according to the size and scope of their particular enterprise and the industry sectors that they work in.

Note : Units with prerequisite requirements 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 

MSS027001

Coordinate environmental management activities

MSS027002

Apply environmental legislation, codes and standards

MSS027003

Provide environmental advice to clients

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSL944001

Maintain laboratory/field workplace safety

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS027004

Contribute to environmental decision making

MSS027005

Contribute to improving environmental performance

MSS027006

Coordinate water quality management activities

*

MSS027007

Coordinate air quality management activities

*

MSS027008

Coordinate noise management activities

*

MSS027009

Coordinate site remediation or rehabilitation activities

*

MSS027010

Undertake complex environmental project work

*

MSS027011

Select, commission and maintain environmental monitoring instruments

MSS027012

Implement and maintain the site health and safety management system

*

MSMENV672

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

BSBWHS608

Assist with applying hygiene to manage WHS risks

LGAPLEM506A

Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practices

PUAWER010B

Lead a workplace emergency initial response team

RIINHB408D

Supervise environmental drilling operations

RIIPRM501D

Implement, monitor, rectify and report on contracts

Group B 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS015005

Develop required sustainability reports

MSS015018

Inform and advise organisation and community representatives on sustainability issues

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

MSS025013

Assist with assessing and monitoring wetlands

MSS025014

Perform sampling and testing of contaminated sites

*

MSS025016

Perform sampling and testing of stationary emissions

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

MSL974007

Undertake environmental field-based monitoring

MSL974009

Undertake field-based, remote sensing monitoring

MSL975011

Design and supervise complex environmental field surveys

*

PSPRAD007

Monitor radiation

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS70211 Graduate Certificate In Environmental Management.

Links

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