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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare an inventory of natural systems and their components
  2. Assess challenges and opportunities for the conservation and re-establishment of natural systems
  3. Prioritise environmental issues
  4. Develop strategies for the environmental management system
  5. Monitor and review the effectiveness of strategies to conserve and re-establish natural systems
  6. Prepare an inventory of natural systems and their components
  7. Assess challenges and opportunities for the conservation and re-establishment of natural systems
  8. Prioritise environmental issues
  9. Develop strategies for the environmental management system
  10. Monitor and review the effectiveness of strategies to conserve and re-establish natural systems

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required Skills

collecting and collating quantitative and qualitative data


Internet use

monitoring procedures

planning implementation and review processes

consulting internal and external to organisation



verbal and written reporting

Required Knowledge


environmental issues

environmental planning and management

reestablishment of environments

community needs and expectations

council structure and services

relevant legislation

community information

relevant council policies and procedures

native title

Evidence Required

Overview of assessment requirements

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to perform the outcomes described in the Elements to the required performance level detailed in the Performance Criteria The knowledge and skill requirements described in the Range Statement must also be demonstrated For example knowledge of the legislative framework and safe work practices that underpin the performance of the unit are also required to be demonstrated

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered

The demonstrated ability to

prepare an inventory of natural systems

collect data to evaluate challenges and opportunities for natural systems against objective criteria and community expectations within council policy and legislation

prioritise environmental issues in accordance with council policy and community expectations

assess strategies for conservation and natural systems in the local context

monitor and review strategies to assess their effectiveness in conserving and reestablishing natural systems

Context of assessment

Assessment of performance requirements in this unit should be undertaken within the context of the local government framework Competency is demonstrated by performance of all stated criteria applicable to the workplace environment within the scope of the Range Statement

Method of assessment

The following assessment methods are suggested

observation of the learner performing a range of workplace tasks over sufficient time to demonstrate handling of a range of contingencies

written andor oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding

completion of workplace documentation

thirdparty reports from experienced practitioners

completion of selfpaced learning materials including personal reflection and feedback from trainer coach or supervisor

Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated management environments

Resource implications

Access to work or simulated case study that includes such resources as

existing data and research on natural systems from wide range of sources

a source for new data collection

real or simulated stakeholders for consultation process

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Natural systems may include:








fire management

degradation factors

Data may include:




conservation and natural resources

land conservation councils

port authorities

state and federal bodies

state environmental protection authorities

interest groups

referral bodies

council planning schemes


state of the environment reports

Challenges and opportunities may include:

political emphasis

economic rationalisation

community attitude

interest groups

non-native species invasion

native title considerations

Criteria to prioritise may include:

scientific data

seriousness of likelihood that action will make a difference

cost effectiveness

community expectations


time frames

budget constraints