Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects

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 CPPBDN5005A, 'Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects'.
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


Research trends in sustainable design


Current and incoming legislation relating to sustainable design requirements for new buildings is researched and analysed in relation to small-scale building design projects.


Global trends in sustainable design for new buildings are researched and analysed.


Locally produced components and materials for sustainable design are researched and analysed.


Research is recorded, filed and regularly updated according to workplace procedures.


Assess clients’ sustainability requirements, preferences and budget


Compulsory requirements and trends in sustainable design are explained to client in relation to specific building design projects.


Client’s preferences for sustainable design solutions are clarified, assessed against current and incoming requirements, and discussed.


Client’s project budget is clarified and budgetary constraints on sustainable design preferences are discussed.


Evaluate and recommend design options for sustainability


Sustainable design options specific to project location and site conditions are researched and evaluated.


Generic sustainable design options relevant to small-scale building design projects are researched and evaluated.


Sustainable design options are assessed against client preferences and budget, and cost-effective solutions are recommended to client.


Client’s decisions on sustainable design options are recorded and actioned according to workplace requirements.