Establish metrics for social 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 MSS015019A, 'Establish metrics for social sustainability'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Establish metrics for social sustainability' 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

Define the scope of metrics for social sustainability

1.1

Identify the organisation’s values, strategies and goals in social sustainability to define the purpose of monitoring social sustainability issues

1.2

Consult with stakeholders to identify the social sustainability issues, impacts or sensitivities to be monitored

1.3

Consult with stakeholders to identify the social sustainability goals to be quantified

1.4

Identify relevant legislative/regulatory requirements

1.5

Determine reporting requirements

2

Identify and evaluate options for quantifying the priority aspects of social sustainability

2.1

Source statistical assistance/advice if required

2.2

Identify how existing approaches to quantifying social sustainability can be applied/adapted to be relevant to the goals

2.3

Determine options for quantitative proxies and/or indicators relevant to the goals

2.4

Evaluate options against the purpose and goals and select appropriate metrics

2.5

Identify the benefits and limitations of the selected proxies and/or indicators for the goals and purpose

2.6

Ensure adequate resources are available to implement the system

3

Implement the metrics system

3.1

Establish methods for data collection and analysis to fit the selected metrics

3.2

Set parameters for implementing the selected metrics

3.3

Provide tools and procedures for data collection and documentation

3.4

Allocate tasks and responsibilities for data collection and analysis

3.5

Identify the need for competency development to implement the system and take appropriate action

4

Review social sustainability data

4.1

Collate baseline and follow up data

4.2

Review the data against the purpose and goals

4.3

Identify the implications for social sustainability activities taking into account the limitations of the metrics used

5

Apply continuous improvement to the metrics system

5.1

Review the effectiveness of the metrics system in relation to the purpose and goals

5.2

Identify current industry practices in metrics for social sustainability

5.3

Engage stakeholders in providing feedback on the metrics system and identifying improvements

5.4

Evaluate opportunities for improving the metrics system and recommend improvements

6

Communicate to support the metrics system

6.1

Identify stakeholders and their information needs

6.2

Provide information targeted to stakeholder needs to support the development and implementation of the metrics system

6.3

Record and report on the implications for social sustainability and the limitations of the metrics used