Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes

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 ICTSUS7235A, 'Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Design and manage a sustainability audit

1.1. Use an audit tool reflects criteria of benchmark, nature of risks, relevant information and data types, evaluation of performance and legislative requirement

1.2. Define the scope, objectives and benchmarks for the audit in consultation with relevant stakeholders

1.3. Use an audit tool to reflect criteria of benchmark, nature of risks, relevant information and data types, evaluation of performance and legislative requirement

1.4. Document requirements for audit resources, timing, schedule and responsibilities consistent with industry best practice and relevant standards

1.5. Ensure collection strategies are objective, systematic and that information and data is valid and reliable

1.6. Report outcomes clearly and concisely, including benefits to be achieved by adoption of audit report recommendations

2. Monitor energy consumption and emissions

2.1. Analyse requirements of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System (NGERS) and other relevant legislation and industry standards in relation to a range of industries and the needs of specific organisations

2.2. Identify links with functional areas and environmental management systems to ensure comprehensive information and data collection

2.3. Determine hardware and software required for collecting, collating, analysing and reporting emissions related information and data

2.4. Factor requirement for an external audit into the monitoring proposal

2.5. Critically evaluate energy consumption and emissions data

2.6. Develop improvement strategies based on the review of data

2.7. Use industry best practice as a quality benchmark

3. Develop ICT solutions to improve sustainability outcomes

3.1. Research and analyse mitigation and adaptation strategies appropriate for a range of industries

3.2. Benchmark and document performance expectations in consultation with relevant stakeholders

3.3. Develop and document technical specifications including hardware, software, networking, interface and security requirements

3.4. Determine timelines, resources and costs for implementation and ongoing monitoring and maintenance

3.5. Analyse the impact of ICT solution in relation to performance benchmarks

3.6. Analyse opportunities and develop recommendations to improve sustainability of enterprise products, services and processes

3.7. Present report for client sign off