Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area

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 MSS014003A, 'Optimise sustainability of a process or plant area'.
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


Analyse and evaluate current sustainability performance of process or work area


Identify sustainability goals of the enterprise as they relate to work area


Compare actual with possible performance


Identify abnormal or sub-optimal sustainability performance


Identify hazards associated with process, plant and equipment relevant to work area


Collect and evaluate relevant records to determine possible causes for sub-optimal sustainability performance


Use appropriate techniques to rank possible causes from most to least probable cause


Develop plan to optimise sustainable performance of process or work area


Analyse causes to determine appropriate action


Predict the impact of a change in one unit or area on other value chain components


Predict the impact of a change on sustainability performance


Develop measurable objectives and evaluate alternatives


Identify requirements to implement change


Consult with stakeholders regarding planned changes and impacts


Develop optimisation plan taking account of hazards identified and sustainability implications and communicate to appropriate personnel


Evaluate optimisation action to determine measures of effectiveness


Coordinate sustainability optimisation action plan


Coordinate all appropriate process steps and operations in order to rectify causes in process, plant and equipment performance


Initiate and/or implement all required optimisation actions


Communicate optimisation outcomes to all relevant personnel


Implement procedures and systems to eliminate possible future causes


Record all relevant information


Develop continuous improvement strategies


Review sources of information to identify possible factors causing sub-optimal performance


Identify options for removing or controlling the risk of sub-optimal performance


Assess the adequacy of existing control and quality methods and systems


Identify opportunities to continuously improve performance


Develop recommendations for continual improvement of process, plant and equipment effectiveness


Consult with appropriate personnel and implement continuous improvement strategies

Document implementation of continuous improvement strategies

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS014003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations