Achieve an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources

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 LGAPLEM501A, 'Achieve an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources'.
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. Assess resource availability

1.1. Data on resources where council can influence use are identified and collated in a comprehensive manner.

1.2. Targeted resources are defined in-house and/or in the local government area by type, amount and degree of availability.

2. Assess current resource utilisation

2.1. Reliable measurable indicators of resource utilisation are identified to provide data on resource consumption.

2.2. Measurement is undertaken accurately and comprehensively.

2.3. Comparisons are made against identified practice from a variety of sources and accepted standards of performance.

3. Develop strategies for efficient resource usage

3.1. The potential for efficient resource usage is identified.

3.2. A practical feasibility analysis is carried out on opportunities and options for minimisation in the local context.

3.3. Strategies are selected and prioritised based on effectiveness, efficiency and availability of resources.

3.4. Personnel responsible for strategy implementation are identified.

3.5. Strategies are presented at appropriate organisational level for endorsement and are referred to appropriate personnel for implementation.

4. Monitor and review effectiveness of ways to reduce resource usage

4.1. Regular data is collected and analysed to provide accurate measures of performance.

4.2. Comparisons are made with strategy objectives to assess effectiveness.

4.3. Changes to implementation strategy are made as required in a timely manner to ensure outcomes are achieved or alternatives are introduced.

4.4. Information obtained during monitoring and review is used to develop new strategies that are based on accumulated knowledge and experience.

4.5. Information is shared on a regular basis with other councils and relevant agencies.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLEM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51004 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)