Assess environmental impact of a design

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 LMFFDT4004A, 'Assess environmental impact of a design'.
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 raw sources of material

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to assessing the environmental impact of a design are verified and complied with

1.2. Design brief is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Communication with others to complete assessment is established and maintained

1.4. Materials are assessed from their source taking account of where they derived from, their processing techniques and energy used to obtain them

1.5. Materials are assessed for their ecological and environmental impact

1.6. Materials are assessed for their availability and sustainability

2. Assess the environmental impact of the design

2.1. User needs and desires are assessed and documented

2.2. Material choice and use as stated in the specifications is audited and assessed

2.3. Product lifecycle analysis is evaluated and longevity determined

2.4. Intended manufacturing processes including assembly and finishing are assessed for their impact on the environment

2.5. Final documentation outlining the full analysis of the designs impact on the environment is compiled and produced as a report

3. Assess the manufacturing process

3.1. Production timeline is assessed and energy use measured

3.2. Supply of raw materials for production is analysed and wastage estimated

3.3. Manufacturing process is assessed for equipment and assembly method energy usage and waste

3.4. Component production is analysed to measure energy use and waste

3.5. Finishing requirements are assessed for toxic waste levels and energy usage

3.6. Packaging, despatch and transport arrangements are analysed to measure energy usage

3.7. Final documentation outlining the full analysis of the manufacturing impact on the environment is compiled and produced as a report

4. Assess product potential for recycling

4.1. Ability for all components of product to be recycled are assessed

4.2. Non-recyclable components are identified and potential alternatives determined

4.3. Impact of non-recyclable components on environment is assessed

4.4. Recycling potential of the product is reported in documentation

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40609 - Certificate IV in Design of Kitchens, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40508 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology