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 AHCWRK313A, '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. Identify environmental regulations applying to the enterprise.

1.2. Analyse procedures for assessing compliance with environmental/sustainability regulations.

1.3. Collect information on environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures, and provide to the work group where appropriate.

1.4. Collect, analyse and organise information from a range of sources to provide information/advice and tools/resources for improvement opportunities.

1.5. Measure and document current resource usage of members of the work group.

1.6. Analyse and document current purchasing strategies.

1.7. Analyse current work processes to access information and data to assist in identifying areas for improvement.

2. Set targets for improvements

2.1. Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists.

2.2. Access external sources of information and data as required.

2.3. Evaluate alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues.

2.4. Set efficiency targets.

3. Implement performance improvement strategies

3.1. Source and use appropriate techniques and tools to assist in achieving efficiency targets.

3.2. Apply continuous improvement strategies to own work area of responsibility, including ideas and possible solutions to communicate to the work group and management.

3.3. Implement and integrate environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans for own work group with other operational activities.

3.4. Supervise and support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices and resource efficiency in work area.

3.5. Seek suggestions and ideas about environmental and resource efficiency management from stakeholders and act upon where appropriate.

3.6. Implement costing strategies to fully value environmental assets.

4. Monitor performance

4.1. Use and/or develop evaluation and monitoring, tools and technology.

4.2. Document and communicate outcomes to report on efficiency targets to key personnel and stakeholders.

4.3. Evaluate strategies and improvement plans.

4.4. Set new efficiency targets, and investigate and apply new tools and strategies.

4.5. Promote successful strategies and reward participants where possible.


Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCWRK313A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC32710 - Certificate III in Rural Merchandising
  • AHC32410 - Certificate III in Irrigation
  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31910 - Certificate III in Weed Management
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC33311 - Certificate III in Feedlot Operations
  • AHC31610 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC40710 - Certificate IV in Retail Nursery
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30410 - Certificate III in Pork Production
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • AHC32810 - Certificate III in Rural Operations
  • AHC31310 - Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC31210 - Certificate III in Retail Nursery
  • AHC31710 - Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management
  • AHC30510 - Certificate III in Poultry Production
  • AHC32111 - Certificate III in Commercial Seed Processing

And the skillsets: