Conduct waste management audits and assess needs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 LGAEHRW601B, 'Conduct waste management audits and assess needs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Undertake an audit of the existing waste generated, treated or disposed of within specified area

1.1 The waste stream is identified in accordance with council's waste management strategy to ensure all major waste components are audited.

1.2 Objective and representative waste sampling methods are followed and checked against specified validity criteria.

1.3 Data collection follows identified protocols to ensure consistent collation throughout the audit.

1.4 Waste samples are collected and analysed in accordance with documented procedures, standards and statutory requirements.

1.5 Audit results are documented clearly so that waste components are quantified.

2. Undertake an audit of the existing plant and infrastructure involved in waste management

2.1 All major components of plant and infrastructure are identified and categorised.

2.2 The characteristics of existing plant infrastructure are established.

2.3 Data within plant infrastructure categories is collected accurately and objectively.

2.4 Data is analysed to establish service costs and utilisation rates.

2.5 Audit results that quantify plant infrastructure are clearly documented.

3. Determine the effectiveness of current practices for minimising waste

3.1 Waste minimisation standards are checked for compliance with specifications of the waste management plan, community standards and relevant authority requirements.

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

3.3 Statistically valid comparisons are made between objectives and performance to establish accurately if objectives have been met.

4. Collect data or information on current community waste practices and needs

4.1 Target groups classifications are observed so that all relevant practices and needs can be identified.

4.2 Key stakeholders identified in council strategies are involved in the consultative process.

4.3 Data collection methods are checked to ensure statistically valid results.

4.4 Data is collected using recognised processes to reinforce community confidence in impartiality of the process.

4.5 Information is collated for analysis to determine attitudes, practices and opportunities in relation to service provision.

4.6 Community waste practices and needs are categorised and quantified and all requirements are clearly documented in audit reports.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAEHRW601B appears in the following qualifications:

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