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
Books
Reference books for 'Contribute to improving environmental performance' 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

Plan review/audit activities with manager or lead auditor

1.1

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

1.2

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

1.3

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

1.4

Confirm own role and responsibility for specific review/audit tasks

1.5

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

2

Prepare for assigned review/audit activities

2.1

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

2.2

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

2.3

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

2.4

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

3

Conduct assigned review/audit activities

3.1

Collect a representative sample of site documentation

3.2

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

3.3

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

3.4

Keep accurate records of observations and interview responses

4

Analyse information and evaluate performance

4.1

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

4.2

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

4.3

Evaluate performance against specified benchmarks and support conclusions with appropriate evidence

4.4

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

5

Report review/audit results

5.1

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

5.2

Confirm results with manager/lead auditor

5.3

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