Plan and conduct waste assessments

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 CPPWMT3059, 'Plan and conduct waste assessments'.
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.


Identify waste assessment scope.


Client is advised of benefits and limitations of waste assessment, and work requirements are clearly defined according to organisational requirements.


Applicable compliance requirements, corporate responsibilities, necessary resources and resource management processes are identified within project scope.


Project scope and client and assessor responsibilities are agreed in consultation with client.


Plan waste assessment.


Resources and equipment necessary for waste assessment are organised and accessed according to project requirements.


Project risk assessment is conducted and risk management plan is developed and implemented according to organisational and compliance requirements.


Issues impacting on waste generation are identified and incorporated into waste assessment action plan in consultation with relevant personnel.


Personnel training is conducted according to organisational requirements.


Assess waste.


Waste assessment is conducted according to project, organisational and compliance requirements.


Waste or recycling containers are visually assessed to determine composition and quantity of waste components according to project requirements.


Visual findings are recorded by waste type, quantity observed, department or process.


Site review and interviews are conducted to obtain further data according to project requirements.


Waste documentation is reviewed to assess annual quantities according to waste stream and type.


Report and analyse waste assessment findings.


Collected waste assessment data is compiled and validated according to project requirements.


Stakeholder consultation is conducted to identify opportunities for resource recovery and resources required for implementation.


Feasibility review of identified opportunities is conducted and outcomes are presented according to project requirements.


Waste assessment report is prepared and presented to client according to organisational requirements.