Develop strategic sustainability plans

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 MSS015008A, 'Develop strategic sustainability plans'.
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


Determine current sustainability status of the organisation


Determine main organisational motivations and drivers for improved sustainability


Determine current regulatory environment


Determine current availability of data required for sustainability indicators


Arrange for sustainability related audits if required


Identify priority areas for improvement


Identify strategic goals of the organisation and how these are impacted by sustainability


Determine suggestions for major improvement


Rank suggestions


Short-list improvements to be progressed


Establish an appropriate project team


Arrange for a team leader to be allocated for each short-listed suggestion


Ensure an appropriate project team is established for each suggestion


Define expected outcomes and performance indicators for each suggestion


Ensure appropriate project plans are developed


Design potential improvement


Arrange for project designs to be developed


Ensure appropriate evaluation is undertaken of each project


Select suggestions to be implemented


Develop strategic plan


Identify implications of strategic sustainability plan for the organisation


Estimate implementation timelines


Identify strategic approvals for implementation


Identify required documentation


Draft plan to guide proposal to sanction

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS015008A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations