Conduct a sustainability energy audit

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 MSS015011A, 'Conduct a sustainability energy audit'.
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 all sources and uses of energy in process


Identify all sources of energy external to the site


Identify all sources of energy within the site


Identify all uses of energy by process unit


Identify energy type and intensity required by each process unit


Calculate theoretical use of energy


Calculate theoretical net use of energy by type and intensity for each process unit


Calculate overall energy balance for process/site


Evaluate the need for energy consumption by process and units within the process compared to alternative processes/units


Measure actual use of energy


Determine actual net energy use for overall process/site


Determine actual net energy use for each process unit


Calculate difference between theoretical and actual energy use by unit and overall


Identify actual energy type used by each process unit


Develop strategies for reducing the use of energy


Rank units by difference between theoretical and actual energy use


Rank units by actual energy use


Identify units using higher intensity energy than required


Develop strategies to reduce energy consumption and/or use lower intensity energy


Prepare a recommendation for an energy use reduction strategy


Consult with key stakeholders


Identify strategies required to meet regulatory or similar requirements


Rank strategies by benefit/cost ratio


Short-list preferred energy reduction strategies


Prepare recommendation for improving energy usage

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS015011A 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