Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CPPHSA4019, 'Inform clients about thermal performance of residential buildings'.
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.


Explain the impact of building thermal performance on domestic energy use to clients.


Building thermal performance is explained to clients.


Impact of building design and materials on thermal performance of building is identified and communicated to clients.


Relationship between building thermal performance, heating and cooling, and energy consumption is explained to clients.


Main uses of energy in buildings and the proportion attributed to heating and cooling are explained to clients.


Correct industry terminology for energy use is applied when communicating with clients.


Correct units of measurement are applied when describing power and energy.


Environmental and social impacts of energy use are explained to clients.


Explain the process of heat transfer in residential buildings to clients.


Heat transfer is explained to clients.


Meanings of key terms used to describe heat transfer are explained to clients.


Ways in which residential buildings lose and gain heat are explained to clients.


Explain factors that impact on thermal comfort to clients.


Thermal comfort and its use in building thermal performance assessments are explained to clients.


Physical factors that influence thermal comfort are explained to clients.


Requirements for thermal comfort are established based on occupant needs and are explained to clients.


Explain how climatic conditions influence residential building thermal performance to clients.


Major Australian climatic zones are identified and their key characteristics relevant to thermal performance assessments explained.


Types and uses of climate data used in carrying out thermal performance assessments are explained to clients.


Impact of local climatic conditions on building thermal performance is explained to clients.


Ways of improving thermal performance appropriate to the relevant climatic zone are explained to clients.


Explain the role of passive design in improving thermal performance to clients.


Principles of passive design are explained to clients.


Application of principles of passive design to planned and existing residential buildings is explained to clients.


Factors that diminish the thermal performance of buildings are explained to clients.