Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMSUS301A, 'Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage

1.1. Environmental regulations applying to the enterprise are identified.

1.2. Procedures for assessing compliance with environmental regulations are evaluated for their effectiveness.

1.3. Information on environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures is collected, and where appropriate, provided to the work group.

1.4. Current resource usage is measured and documented by members of the work group.

1.5. Current purchasing strategies are analysed and documented.

1.6. Current work processes are analysed to identify areas for improvement.

2. Set targets for improvements

2.1. Input is sought from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists.

2.2. External sources of information and data are accessed, as required.

2.3. Alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues are evaluated.

2.4. Efficiency targets are set.

3. Implement performance improvement strategies

3.1. Techniques and tools are sourced to assist in achieving efficiency targets.

3.2. Continuous improvement strategies are applied to own work area and ideas and possible solutions are communicated to work group and management.

3.3. Environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans for own work group are integrated with other operational activities and are implemented.

3.4. Suggestions and ideas to improve the management of environmental and resource efficiency are sought from stakeholders and acted upon where appropriate.

3.5. Costing strategies are implemented to fully value environmental assets.

4. Monitor performance

4.1. Outcomes are documented and reports on targets are communicated to key personnel and stakeholders.

4.2. Strategies are evaluated.

4.3. New targets are set and new tools and strategies are investigated and applied.

4.4. Successful strategies are promoted and, where possible, participants are rewarded.


Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMSUS301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50210 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
  • ACM50410 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
  • ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • ACM40410 - Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM50310 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)
  • ACM40210 - Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology
  • ACM30510 - Certificate III in Farriery