Apply resources sustainably

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 LMFFDT5002A, 'Apply resources sustainably'.
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 applying resources sustainably are verified and complied with

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

1.3. Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements

1.4. Materials are assessed from their source taking account of where it derived from and its abundance

1.5. Materials are assessed for their ecological and environmental impact

1.6. Materials are assessed for their availability and sustainability

2. Assess the sustainability of a 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

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. Apply resources sustainably

3.1. Alternative solutions to a specified material are explored and reported

3.2. Recycled materials are considered and analysed as possible solutions to the material requirements for a design brief

3.3. Waste products are used in the production of models, maquettes and prototypes

3.4. Sustainable materials are detected and used in preference to materials in short supply

3.5. Thinner grades of material, veneers or man-made materials are evaluated as options for material use

3.6. Government legislation on resource sustainability is researched and adhered to

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT5002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF60208 - Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
  • LMF50408 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology