Develop a proactive social sustainability strategy

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 MSS017008A, 'Develop a proactive social sustainability strategy'.
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 purpose of social sustainability strategy


Review existing business values, vision, strategies and goals for social sustainability implications


Research proactive approaches to social sustainability and how they might be relevant to the organisation


Identify stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and how they will contribute to the strategy


Identify relevant legislative/regulatory requirements


Consult with internal stakeholders to determine the purpose of the social sustainability strategy


Define strategic direction


Identify external stakeholders and how they will contribute to the strategy


Facilitate processes to determine strategic opportunities that support the purpose of the strategy


Facilitate processes to evaluate the strategic opportunities


Select strategic opportunities that will define the strategic direction


Facilitate processes to amend purpose of the strategy based on the strategic opportunities, if needed


Facilitate development of the strategy


Facilitate processes to identify activities to support the strategic direction


Facilitate processes to determine key operational requirements for implementing the activities


Facilitate processes to evaluate the impact on resources and systems of implementing the activities


Analyse risks to successful implementation of the activities and prepare risk management strategies


Develop protocols and/or other mechanisms to ensure that implementation of activities aligns to social sustainability purpose


Determine next steps for progressing the strategy


Document the strategy


Document the purpose of the strategy, the proposed activities and implications for the organisation


Use suitable format, structure and supporting information for the strategy to meet stakeholder and organisational requirements


Confirm with stakeholders that the strategy reflects the outcomes of strategic planning processes


Develop recommendations for progressing the strategy


Evaluate and improve the strategy


Determine evaluation criteria relevant to the social sustainability strategy


Determine processes and/or activities for evaluating the strategy and identifying improvements


Determine documentation and reporting requirements


Engage stakeholders in the evaluation


Provide information and resources to facilitate the evaluation


Facilitate the evaluation


Review the outcomes of the evaluation to identify opportunities for improvement


Document and report on recommendations for improvement


Facilitate stakeholder engagement


Facilitate equitable participation from all stakeholders


Determine the information needed to enable stakeholders to contribute to the development of the strategy


Prepare communications that target stakeholder information needs


Identify any barriers to communication and/or participation


Apply strategies to address barriers to communication and/or participation