Contribute to improving environmental performance

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 MSS027005A, 'Contribute to improving environmental performance'.
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


Plan review/audit activities with manager or lead auditor


Review legislative and/or regulatory compliance requirements and relevant enterprise policies and procedures


Clarify objectives and scope of the activities planned together with the risks, constraints and resources available


Clarify site, sections, work areas, functions and/or practices to be reviewed/audited


Confirm own role and responsibility for specific review/audit tasks


Plan the review/audit activities to minimise workplace disruption and ensure they can be safely conducted within agreed time intervals/timeframes


Prepare for assigned review/audit activities


Gather background information relevant to site, sections, work areas, functions and/or practices to be reviewed/audited


Scrutinise the relevant review/audit criteria, tools and evidence requirements to enhance own objectivity and attention to detail


Identify any technical and equipment requirements for review/audit and if support personnel are required


Inform all personnel involved and arrange meetings or appointments, as necessary


Conduct assigned review/audit activities


Collect a representative sample of site documentation


Collect sufficient information from observations and interviews to provide reliable evidence of environmental performance


Work cooperatively with personnel to maximise their ownership of the review/audit and identify opportunities to improve environmental performance


Keep accurate records of observations and interview responses


Analyse information and evaluate performance


Analyse information to identify significant performance trends, patterns, gaps and areas of risk


Recognise instances of non-conformance/non-compliance and identify options for improving performance


Evaluate performance against specified benchmarks and support conclusions with appropriate evidence


Seek manager or lead auditor’s advice when issues or problems are beyond own scope of responsibility/competence or when input from environmental specialists may be required


Report review/audit results


Document results in accordance with relevant standard/enterprise procedures and compare with initial objectives


Confirm results with manager/lead auditor


Report results to appropriate personnel for action in accordance with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS027005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management