Contribute to environmental health operations

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 DEFPH001A, 'Contribute to environmental health operations'.
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. Provide support to environmental health planning

1.1 Planning briefs and activities are attended and participated in, to contribute to the team planning task.

1.2 Information in support of environmental health planning is gathered and communicated to team leader.

2. Provide environmental health advice

2.1 Health support assessment is reviewed and clarified to ensure advice is based on full consideration of health threats identified in local operating area.

2.2 Research related to environmental health advice is conducted to ensure advice is technically correct and is based on organisational policies and procedures.

2.3 Need to seek the assistance of dedicated environmental health assets is identified and acted on to ensure the best service is provided according to the circumstances.

2.4 Environmental health measures are identified through consideration of health threats and review of resources available to apply in the provision of environmental health measures.

2.5 Environmental health advice is formulated and discussed with stakeholders to fully develop environmental health measures and to ensure coordination with other local activities.

2.6 Environmental health advice is provided in accordance with professional and ethical guidelines to gain support and acceptance of environmental health measures.

3. Implement environmental health measures

3.1 Personal hygiene facilities are established to ensure personnel have the means to maintain personal hygiene and clothing cleanliness.

3.2 Establishment of field waste facilities is supervised to ensure collection and disposal of field waste, and to prevent pollution of food and water sources, and the breeding of flies and other pests.

3.3 Quality of field water supply is monitored via application of water quality measures to ensure availability of water supply to support the local area organisation.

3.4 Quality of food supply is monitored via application of food quality measures to ensure availability of food supply to support local area organisation.

3.5 Environmental injury control measures are implemented to reduce the risk of injury and to equip commanders with the information to make informed decisions regarding physical activity levels, water consumption and acclimatisation.

3.6 Work health and safety (WHS) policy and practices are promoted to promote a safe working environment and to prevent occurrence of occupational injury or illness.

4. Monitor environmental health measures

4.1 Personnel health is monitored to identify the spread of illness to enable early intervention of disease transmission and to limit the impact on the organisation.

4.2 Line managers are assisted with physical health inspections.

4.3 Outbreak of disease is detected to enable early intervention and implementation of control measures.

4.4 Outbreak of disease is responded to, to limit the spread of disease and to protect the health of the organisation.

4.5 Reports and returns are compiled and submitted to relevant persons to assist with health surveillance at the organisational level.

4.6 Feedback is sought from stakeholders regarding effectiveness and acceptance of environmental health measures to enable continuous improvement and better integration of environmental health measures with organisational processes.

4.7 Implemented environmental health measures are monitored for effectiveness and are adjusted to ensure optimal effectiveness.