Implement strategies to minimise the impact of waste on the environment

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 LGAEHRW505B, 'Implement strategies to minimise the impact of waste on the environment'.
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. Determine the effectiveness of the environmental impact of current practices

1.1 Impact of existing waste management practices is noted against legislation, industry standards, and council and community requirements and expectations.

1.2 Data contributing to cost-benefit analysis is collected on existing waste management practices.

1.3 The effects of existing waste practices on the environment are regularly monitored.

1.4 The waste impact cycle is monitored for components of waste stream in council area.

1.5 Resource usage in waste impact cycle is measured accurately.

2. Monitor waste reduction targets

2.1 Targets for reducing impact of waste are monitored in accordance with community standards and relevant authority requirements.

2.2 Performance is measured accurately, regularly and in a cost-effective manner.

2.3 Statistical comparisons are made between targets and performance to establish accurately if targets have been met.

3. Contribute to the development of a waste impact reduction plan

3.1 Consultation with the community and relevant authorities and organisations is undertaken as directed to assist in developing targets and strategies to reduce waste impact.

3.2 Criteria to prioritise strategies are suggested.

3.3 Information to assist comparison with similar methods in practice elsewhere and assess effectiveness of strategies is contributed.

3.4 Appropriate trial and sampling techniques are followed.

4. Follow strategies to reduce waste impact

4.1 Strategic priorities are followed to provide the most effective resolution of issues within available resources.

4.2 Processes are monitored to ensure the strategy is achieving objectives and modifications are suggested as required.

4.3 Program time lines, schedules and targets are followed to enable strategy objectives to be met.

5. Monitor effectiveness of strategies to reduce waste

5.1 Data is collected and analysed on a regular basis to provide accurate measures of performance.

5.2 Comparisons are made with strategy objectives to assess effectiveness.

5.3 Changes to implemented strategy are suggested as warranted to ensure outcomes are achieved.

5.4 Information obtained during monitoring and review is suggested to develop new strategies based on accumulated knowledge and experience.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAEHRW505B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA40308 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health