Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills

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 CPCSUS4003A, 'Maximise energy efficiency through applied trade skills'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Identify energy efficiency aims of the project.


Building science principles are used to identify the energy efficiency expectations of the work based on plans, drawings and specifications.


Relevant personnel and stakeholders are consulted to confirm the building envelope and energy efficiency requirements of the work, and identify specific instructions on priority areas.


Limitations to achieving the energy efficiency requirements are identified and communicated to relevant personnel in order to identify appropriate solutions.


Prepare for task.


Products and materials are identified based on building science knowledge and according to project energy efficiency specifications, substitutions are checked for comparable energy efficiency characteristics, and are approved with relevant personnel before use.


Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with building science principles and the requirements of the job to deliver energy efficient outcomes.


Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.


Material quantity requirements are calculated according to plans, specifications and energy efficiency.


Differences in standard practice to achieving energy efficient outcome are identified and factored into work plan to gain approval, and task timeframe is adjusted where appropriate.


Perform tasks using energy efficient techniques.


Unnecessary waste of products and materials is avoided through the use of energy efficient techniques, and greenhouse gas emissions are specifically minimised or eliminated.


Products and materials are handled and used according to manufacturer specifications to ensure energy efficiency ratings are maintained when installed.


Planned cavities and openings created in the building envelope during the project are minimised or sealed to avoid unnecessary air leakages.


Opportunities for achieving energy efficiency outcomes by minimising energy leakages are maximised by communicating with others on site when required.


Finalise and evaluate work.


Assessment by qualified energy assessor of work undertaken is arranged to confirm extent of energy efficiency outcomes achieved.


Improvements required in own work practices to ensure energy efficiency outcomes are identified and noted for future development.