Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions in the workplace

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 FPICOT6204A, 'Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions in the workplace'.
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. Evaluate the context for instigating carbon accounting in the workplace

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to carbon accounting are identified and followed

1.2. Need to quantify the stocks, sources and sinks of carbon and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the context of anthropogenic impacts on the global climate is examined

1.3. Mandatory and voluntary obligations for carbon accounting under international conventions and protocols and national context are investigated

1.4. Supplementary principles of carbon accounting are examined

1.5. Role of the forestry sector in the global balance of GHG emissions is assessed

1.6. Objective of conducting an accounting of carbon emissions is established

2. Identify carbon accounting methodologies and define the appropriate approach

2.1. Methodologies for carbon accounting are explored

2.2. Carbon accounting frameworks and methods are examined

2.3. Protocols for carbon biomass pools including harvested wood products and non CO2emissions are identified

2.4. Approach for developing a carbon inventory in line with the nationally agreed standards is established

3. Establish the accounting area

3.1. Organisational and operational boundary/ies for the carbon inventory are defined

3.2. Time period over which carbon emissions are to be assessed is determined

4. Collect data

4.1. Emissions and offset sources are identified

4.2. Collection of activity/consumption and offset data is determined based on availability of data, analytical capacity and available resources

4.3. Carbon inventory summary table is constructed listing and separating the emission sources into the correct scopes

4.4. Carbon offset sources are included in the carbon inventory summary table outside the scopes

4.5. Available data is recorded in separate spreadsheet tabs

4.6. Existing secondary data is researched

4.7. Field data is gathered for carbon storage sources

5. Apply calculation methodology

5.1. Calculations for carbon dioxide equivalent emissions consistent with GHG protocol are conducted within the spreadsheets for each emissions source included in the inventory

5.2. Calculations for carbon storage, consistent with a standardised methodology are conducted within the spreadsheets for each carbon offset source included in the inventory

5.3. Carbon inventory summary is populated with calculated emissions/offsets in descending order

5.4. Total emissions for each scope and for the removals/offsets are calculated

5.5. Sum total of all emissions and offsets for the inventory are calculated

5.6. Change in carbon stocks is estimated if a baseline exists

5.7. Charts and/or graphs are prepared to display the emissions by scope and source

5.8. Suitable ratio indicator for the organisation is formulated and its value is calculated based on the total carbon emissions in the summary

5.9. Value of the ratio indicator is reported in the carbon inventory summary

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT6204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability