Plan and coordinate a waste collection or recycling service

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 LGAEHRW507A, 'Plan and coordinate a waste collection or recycling service'.
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. Identify waste collection service needs

1.1. The volume and type of waste t o be collected is determined from a review of audited waste stream information.

1.2. The frequency of collection is determined from an assessment of the nature and volume of waste within the community, cost and public health requirements.

2. Identify recoverable waste

2.1. Recoverable waste is clearly defined based on components of the waste stream that can be reused or recycled.

2.2. An inventory of recoverable waste is prepared through an assessment of the waste stream using predetermined definitions.

3. Identify markets for recoverable waste

3.1. Current waste service is reviewed to establish level of local market opportunities.

3.2. Existing local commercial markets are identified and assessed to determine current and future market opportunities.

3.3. Information is obtained on market strategies for recoverable waste.

3.4. Operating cost shortfalls are identified and options are presented to council for resolution.

4. Assess effectiveness of current services

4.1. Quantifiable and comparative performance measures are established to determine if community needs are being met.

4.2. Realistic and achievable performance targets for sorting, processing and recovery methods are established within available resources and local performance expectations.

4.3. Relevant data on current services is collated to enable a comprehensive and statistically valid performance assessment.

5. Identify, evaluate and prioritise service options

5.1. Current industry best practice is identified through a comprehensive review of recognised sources.

5.2. Achievable options to meet needs are specified in accordance with local policy.

5.3. Evaluation criteria are established to meet targets, taking into account local needs and constraints.

5.4. Options are evaluated through an assessment of criteria in an objective manner.

5.5. Options are prioritised so that sorting, processing and recovery needs can be met within favourable cost-benefit ratio.

6. Prepare performance specifications

6.1. Measurable and quantifiable performance criteria are identified based on audit data and results of needs assessment.

6.2. Performance levels are specified to meet waste management strategy targets whilst protecting current activity levels in accordance with local authority requirements.

6.3. Relevant documentation is prepared that incorporates performance levels and protects local interests within local and statutory requirements.

7. Assess submissions to undertake services

7.1. Criteria are established to enable an objective assessment of submissions.

7.2. The impact of statutory and local requirements is considered in assessing submissions.

7.3. Submissions are assessed against criteria to determine the most cost-effective and suitable proposal.

8. Implement service

8.1. All users are advised of service details prior to implementation.

8.2. Required resources to implement the service are procured within budget.

8.3. Sorting and waste-recovery services are planned and scheduled in line with accepted submissions.

8.4. Services are undertaken in terms of agreed service specifications.

9. Monitor and review services

9.1. Data is collected regularly and analysed to provide accurate measures of performance.

9.2. Comparisons are made with agreed service specifications to assess effectiveness.

9.3. Changes to implemented service are made as required in a timely manner to ensure required performance levels are maintained.

9.4. Information obtained during monitoring and review is used to develop new service options that are based on accumulated knowledge and experience.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAEHRW507A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50208 - Diploma of Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health