Plan for a sustainable business

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 CPPCMN5001A, 'Plan for a sustainable business'.
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



1. Inform the development of a plan for sustainability.

1.1 Research into the aspects of sustainability is conducted and analysed.

1.2 Regulations applying to the sustainable operation of the business are identified.

1.3 Procedures for assessing compliance with sustainability regulations are evaluated.

1.4 Concepts of triple bottom line planning, budgeting and reporting are reviewed and used to inform the planning process.

2. Review current sustainable business practices.

2.1 Current business planning is reviewed to identify aspects that reflect sustainable practices.

2.2 Sustainable practices and processes are reviewed and measured to assess current performance.

2.3 Alternative solutions for improved and sustainable operations are evaluated.

3. Prepare a business sustainability plan.

3.1 Objectives and performance measures for the business sustainability plan are identified in consultation with organisation's key staff.

3.2 Market conditions and market potential are analysed to inform plan development.

3.3 Research and industry intelligence are collated and analysed to build understanding of customer and community needs and preferences.

3.4 Competitors' sustainable offerings and market position are identified and reviewed.

3.5 Costings of proposed strategies are determined and included using standard budgetary processes.

3.6 Impact of proposed strategies on the community and the reputation of the business is reviewed and considered in the planning process.

3.7 Environmental impact of the proposed strategies is identified and evaluated to ensure positive outcomes for the business, community and environment.

3.8 Business sustainability plan is prepared using standard organisational procedures and approved by appropriate senior staff.

4. Plan for implementation.

4.1 Performance indicators relevant to the monitoring of plan performance are identified.

4.2 Team members involved in implementation of plan are briefed and ongoing communication channels are established.

4.3 Timelines and resources to support plan implementation are identified and sourced.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPCMN5001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPP50511 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)