Analyse product life cycle for sustainability

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 MSS015003A, 'Analyse product life cycle for sustainability'.
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


Assess raw sources of material and resources


Identify current or planned materials back to their source in the value chain


Identify possible alternative materials/sources


Assess the sustainability impacts of each material


Assess the production process


Identify design brief for product


Map out the current or planned process


Assess the sustainability impacts of each process


Assess the sustainability impact of each material on the process sustainability


Identify possible alternative steps or processes


Determine if alternative steps or processes maintain design brief while improving sustainability


Assess the product life and end of life disposal


Determine sustainability impacts from steps to final consumer


Determine sustainability impacts from likely uses and applications


Determine sustainability impacts from final use or disposal at end of life


Identify possible alternative steps to customer, use and disposal


Determine sustainability impacts from these alternatives


Develop strategies to improve life cycle


Identify alternative processes, logistics, usage and disposal with better sustainability impacts


Determine requirements to implement these alternatives


Determine benefit/cost for each alternative


Select preferred alternatives


Prepare a recommendation for life cycle improvement


Consult with key stakeholders


Prepare a recommendation for improving product life cycle

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS015003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations