Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies

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 CPCSUS5003A, 'Manage energy efficient building methods and strategies'.
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


Plan and prepare to construct an energy efficient building.


Relevant stakeholders are consulted to identify the purpose for which the building is to be used and the energy efficiency expectations of its owners or occupiers.


Plans, drawings and specifications are reviewed to identify energy efficient requirements of finished building or works.


Project is resourced with appropriately skilled tradespeople with energy efficiency competency.


Works to be undertaken are scheduled to support energy efficient building strategy.


Construction materials and products are costed, selected and sourced to conform to and meet energy efficiency expectations of the building or works.


Strategies for the disposal or reuse of waste materials are developed for the project.


Impact of energy efficient project on timelines and budget is communicated to owner or occupier and other stakeholders.


Communicate and monitor energy efficiency awareness among tradespeople.


Trades and other works on the building project are briefed with expectations for techniques to be used, quality of works to be undertaken, and energy efficiency outcomes required.


Sealing of building envelope is assessed for capacity to maximise energy efficiency and improvements are made in sealing the building envelope before other works continue.


Requirements to maintain energy efficient techniques are communicated to subsequent trades to ensure benefits of the work are not lost.


Alterations to works, construction methods and selected materials are evaluated against project energy efficiency expectations, and impact on energy efficiency is quantified to assist in decision-making processes.


Evaluate and communicate energy efficiency outcomes.


Works undertaken are assessed for adherence to energy efficiency processes.


Hand held thermal imaging assessment of building or works is conducted to determine presence of unwanted heat and air leakages, and findings are addressed where necessary.


Duct testing is conducted where appropriate to identify location of leakages and works are implemented to address findings where necessary.


External rating of energy efficiency, including star ratings, is sought from recognised expert to verify efficiency of construction.