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
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Define the scope of metrics for social sustainability


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


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


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


Identify relevant legislative/regulatory requirements


Determine reporting requirements


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


Source statistical assistance/advice if required


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


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


Evaluate options against the purpose and goals and select appropriate metrics


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


Ensure adequate resources are available to implement the system


Implement the metrics system


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


Set parameters for implementing the selected metrics


Provide tools and procedures for data collection and documentation


Allocate tasks and responsibilities for data collection and analysis


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


Review social sustainability data


Collate baseline and follow up data


Review the data against the purpose and goals


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


Apply continuous improvement to the metrics system


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


Identify current industry practices in metrics for social sustainability


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


Evaluate opportunities for improving the metrics system and recommend improvements


Communicate to support the metrics system


Identify stakeholders and their information needs


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


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