Contribute to sustainability related audits

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 MSS014006A, 'Contribute to sustainability related audits'.
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


Identify scope of audit


Identify target area of audit within the organisation or value chain


Identify sustainability related activities to be audited


Identify and confirm own role in audit


Identify and confirm own timelines and reporting processes


Identify work areas, processes and equipment covered by own audit responsibility


Identify inputs to processes or area being audited


Identify material changes or other relevant changes that occur in the work area


Identify key items of equipment and their purpose and relevance to the audit


Identify measurable outputs of work area and the extent that they are relevant to the audit


Undertake measurement tasks


Identify need, if any, for technical assistance from employees in work area or support sections


Measure specified inputs to process or work area


Measure specified outputs for process or work area


Calculate difference between input and output


Calculate measurable sources of waste for process or work area


Determine difference between measurable and theoretical waste for process or work area


Compare results to external targets where appropriate


Communicate results to audit team


Assist in developing strategies for reducing the use of specified input


Rank equipment or processes by use of specified input and waste generation


Calculate current minimum input use by unit of product


Develop strategies individually or with others to reduce input use for process or work area


Develop strategies individually or with others to minimise waste for process or work area


Identify strategies that may have regulatory implications


Prepare recommendations for consideration by audit team and stakeholders


Consult with key stakeholders in area or processes subject to audit


Rank strategies by benefit/cost ratio


Short-list strategies


Prepare recommendations for consideration by audit team and stakeholders

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS014006A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology