Improve sustainability through readily implementable change

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 MSS014001A, 'Improve sustainability through readily implementable change'.
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


Examine sustainability outcomes required


Identify drivers of sustainability change


Define sustainability problem or need


Consult with stakeholders on a range of possible ways of satisfying the need


Agree possible acceptable outcomes with key stakeholders


Examine operations for readily implementable changes to improve sustainability


Identify current operational and maintenance standard procedures


Identify potential sustainability issues in process


Short-list potential sustainability issues which may be able to be easily eliminated or improved


Rank short-listed sustainability issues by estimated benefit/cost


Determine success factors to assess benefits of eliminating waste


Implement improvements


Develop implementation plan to deliver required outcomes


Negotiate required resources with relevant stakeholders


Negotiate timelines and measures/indicators of success with change stakeholders


Acquire and deploy resources required to achieve agreed outcome


Monitor implementation and take action as required to achieve required outcome


Renegotiate with relevant stakeholders as necessary


Recommend further improvements


Measure improvements actually obtained


Identify non-compliances with planned improvements


Determine additional improvements desirable

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS014001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations