Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency

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 CPCSUS5002A, 'Develop action plans to retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency'.
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


Commence retro-fit planning processes.


Client requirements and expectations for the specific use of the building and the energy efficient retro-fit priorities are discussed and incorporated into planning.


Energy assessment is initiated or report from a prior assessment is reviewed and discussed with key stakeholders to determine energy conservation measures.


Client is provided with overview of recommended processes and information relevant to generating an energy efficient retro fit.


Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve energy conservation and efficiency of the existing building.


Recommendations from energy efficiency assessor are reviewed and evaluated for input into the retro-fit action plan.


Limitations and obstacles involved in the energy efficiency upgrade of the building are identified and appropriatesolutions developed.


Risks of retrofitting existing building for improved energy efficiency are identified and managed, including possible installation of mechanical ventilation systems.


Strategies that provide a measurable increase in the operational energy efficiency of the existing building are developed and costed.


Structural adequacy of the existing building is assessed to determine appropriateness of retro-fit solutions for energy efficiency.


Research and select energy efficient materials, products and systems.


Materials, products and systems appropriate to the existing building are researched for energy efficiency specifications.


Manufacturer representatives and literature are consulted to identify installation and operational specifications.


Compliance requirements for selecting and installing materials, products and systems are understood and adhered to.


Thermal and acousticinsulation of the building and quality of installation are assessed where appropriate to determine energy efficiency rating and appropriate solutions to improve insulating properties of the building.


Finalise retro-fit action plan.


Final retro-fit action plan is developed according to organisational procedures.


Projected benefits of undertaking each of the proposed retro fit measures are explained to client.


Client sign-off is obtained and documentation of agreed plan is finalised.