Measure and report carbon footprint

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 MSS015001A, 'Measure and report carbon footprint'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Measure and report carbon footprint' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Map carbon sources and sinks along the value chain

1.1

Select portion of the value chain for analysis

1.2

Identify process steps along the chain

1.3

Identify the carbon-related change which occurs at each step

2

Determine nature and source for carbon emissions

2.1

Determine carbon emissions from each step

2.2

Determine source of each emission

2.3

Identify measurements available for each emission and each source

3

Quantify carbon

3.1

Quantify each emission

3.2

Determine CO2 equivalent tonnes for each emission

3.3

Determine point of obligation and total obligation, as required

3.4

Determine total carbon embodied in product

4

Recommend strategies for reducing carbon footprint

4.1

Short-list high carbon sources

4.2

Determine root cause of emissions

4.3

Identify relevant carbon sinks

4.4

Investigate methods for reducing emissions

4.5

Prepare recommendation for improvement

5

Report carbon footprint

5.1

Identify purpose of report and key stakeholders

5.2

Compile data, implications and recommendations

5.3

Consult with stakeholders, as appropriate


Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS015001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations