Design sustainable product or process

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 MSS015004A, 'Design sustainable product or process'.
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


Define parameters of new/improved product


Consult with relevant stakeholders to determine required function, performance and aesthetics of new product


Identify market, expected time to market and cost constraints of product and production process


Identify requirements with possible high sustainability impacts


Negotiate requirements to achieve desired sustainability impacts


Develop agreed definition of product requirements


Develop alternative product and process designs


Identify alternative resource requirements


Identify alternative processes


Determine the possible sustainability impacts of different combinations of resources and processes


Test alternative product and process designs against original product requirement definitions


Identify product requirements which may be causing significant sustainability impacts


Renegotiate, where possible, product requirements to lessen sustainability impacts


Short-list preferred resources and processes


Evaluate life cycle impacts


Estimate life cycle sustainability impacts for each short-listed alternative


Identify process steps with greatest sustainability impact


Evaluate process steps for alternatives/modifications with lower impact


Select alternative which best meets requirements and has the lowest sustainability impact


Confirm design


Develop selected design as required


Confirm life cycle sustainability impacts


Review design against product requirements


Obtain required authorisations


Document design in the required form


Prepare for implementation


Consult with key stakeholders


Identify key measures for monitoring implementation of design


Identify data sources required by key measures


Organise for data to be captured and manipulated, as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS015004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations