Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions

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 FWPCOT6204, 'Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions'.
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

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.

1. Evaluate context for carbon accounting

1.1 Determine organisational need to quantify stocks, sources and sinks of carbon and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with anthropogenic impacts on global climate.

1.2 Investigate mandatory and voluntary obligations for carbon accounting under international conventions and protocols within national context.

1.3 Examine the principles of baseline scenario, leakage and permanence.

1.4 Assess the role of forest and wood products industry in global balance of GHG emissions.

1.5 Establish organisational objective of conducting carbon emission accounting.

2. Identify carbon accounting methodologies and define approach

2.1 Identify and explore methodologies for carbon accounting.

2.2 Examine carbon accounting frameworks.

2.3 Identify protocols for carbon biomass pools including harvested wood products and non-CO2 emissions.

2.4 Establish approach for developing carbon inventory in line with nationally agreed standards.

3. Establish accounting area

3.1 Define organisational and operational boundaries for carbon inventory.

3.2 Determine time period over which carbon emissions will be assessed.

4. Collect data

4.1 Identify emissions and offset sources.

4.2 Determine collection of activity consumption and offset data, based on data availability, analytical capacity and available resources.

4.3 Construct carbon inventory summary table, listing and separating emission sources into correct scopes.

4.4 Include carbon offset sources outside scope in carbon inventory summary table.

4.5 Record available data in separate spreadsheet tabs.

4.6 Research and gather existing secondary and field data for carbon storage sources.

5. Calculate carbon emissions

5.1 Calculate carbon dioxide equivalent emissions consistent with GHG protocol within spreadsheets for each emissions source.

5.2 Calculate carbon storage according to standardised methodology for each carbon offset source in the inventory.

5.3 Populate carbon inventory summary with calculated emissions and offsets in descending order.

5.4 Calculate total emissions for each scope and for removals and offsets.

5.5 Calculate sum total of emissions and offsets for inventory.

5.6 Estimate change in carbon stock if a baseline exists.

5.7 Display emissions by scope and source, using charts or graphs.

5.8 Formulate suitable ratio indicator for organisation and calculate value based on total carbon emissions in the summary.

5.9 Report value of ratio indicator in carbon inventory summary.