Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practices

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 LGAPLEM506A, 'Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practices'.
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 the demographic composition of the community, and of interest groups and organisations in the community

1.1 Demographic data on community is gathered and collated.

1.2 Community interest groups and organisations are identified.

1.3 Data is analysed to identify the composition and characteristics of the local community.

2 Identify community need for information, skills and opportunities for involvement in environmental management practices

2.1 Relevant information to assist community knowledge , skills and opportunities for community involvement in environmental management is identified, researched and collated.

2.2 Links with community interest groups, organisations and the broader community are established to identify information, skills and opportunities.

2.3 Community needs and opportunities for community involvement are established.

2.4 Gaps between expectations and current environmental management practices in the community are identified.

2.5 The need for modification or improvement of existing environmental practices in the community is identified.

2.6 New areas that require the implementation of environmental management practices in the community are identified.

3 Identify and assess the effectiveness of methods for creating and raising community awareness of environmental management practices

3.1 Data on the effectiveness of various methods is gathered and analysed in the context of known community data and environmental management targets.

3.2 Criteria for determining the range and effectiveness of methods are determined, based on known information.

3.3 Criteria are applied to known methods in order to determine relative effectiveness.

3.4 Specialist knowledge and skills are applied to determine the most suitable methods in the community.

4 Implement appropriate methods to improve community awareness, skills and involvement in community environmental management practices

4.1 Financial resources are identified within budget cycles to support the achievement of required outcomes.

4.2 Personnel are identified, trained and assigned to tasks so that strategy requirements for skills and knowledge are met.

4.3 Physical facilities and equipment are identified and procured within budget cycles.

4.4 Prioritised methods are implemented appropriately by identified staff.

4.5 Improvement in community awareness of environmental issues is achieved in accordance with local policy, procedures and relevant legislative requirements.

5 Monitor and review levels of community awareness

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

5.2 Comparisons are made with required outcomes to assess effectiveness.

5.3 Recommendations are made for changes to methods and systems.

5.4 Changes to methods and systems are made to ensure outcomes are achieved.

5.5 Information obtained during monitoring and review is used to develop new methods and systems that are based on accumulated knowledge and experience.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLEM506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51004 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)