Review thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques

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 CPPHSA4004, 'Review thermal performance of existing residences using non-rating tools and techniques'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Plan and organise review of thermal performance of existing residential building.


Need for review of thermal performance of existing residential building is clarified with client.


Effective communication strategies are used to assist in establishing rapport with client and in responding to client questions and concerns.


Potential hazards are identified to ensure risks are suitably managed.


Review is planned ensuring that health and safety of self and others are not compromised.


Review documentation is prepared.


Tools, equipment and other requirements for the review are identified and arrangements are made to ensure their availability on day of review.


Owner or occupier status of client is determined.


Client is advised of information that should be obtained prior to review and details of review are confirmed.


Authority to proceed is obtained from client before commencing, and reconfirmed as appropriate during the review.


Gather and analyse information on thermal performance of existing residence.


Information required for conducting the thermal performance review is determined.


Information is gathered from resident and measurements and observations are conducted during inspection of residence.


Information is verified for accuracy and recorded using relevant data collection tool.


Information is analysed to identify strengths and weaknesses of the thermal performance of residence.


Assess options for improving thermal performance of existing residence.


Sources of technical advice on building thermal performance are identified.


Government rebates and other assistance programs for improving the thermal performance of existing residential buildings are identified.


Options for improving thermal performance and reducing emissions of the residence are evaluated.


Cost of options for improving thermal performance of the residence is estimated.


Report outcomes of thermal performance review of existing residence.


Results and recommendations, along with supporting evidence, are collated and documented.


Estimated cost of proposed recommendations, associated reductions in costs and emissions, and improvements in thermal performance are documented.


Results and recommendations, including estimated costs, are explained to client.