Apply 5S in an office

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 MSS402041A, 'Apply 5S in an office'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Apply 5S in an office' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Prepare for implementation of 5S


Identify own functions in the target work area in terms of internal and/or external customer requirements


Identify how own and office team tasks contribute to the office functions


If required, assist with process mapping to identify any gaps or clarification of customer expectations of office functions


Confirm arrangements for assistance and reporting for 5S implementation


Sort needed items from unneeded


Identify all items in own and wider office area


Distinguish between essential and non-essential items


Place any non-essential item in an appropriate location other than the work area/space


Regularly check that only essential items are in the work area


Set the workplace in order


Identify the best location for each essential item


Place each essential item in its assigned location


After use immediately return each essential item to its assigned location/state or condition


Regularly check that each essential item is in its assigned location/state or condition


Shine the work area


Keep the work area clean, tidy and organised at all times


Conduct regular ‘shine’ activities during shift


Ensure the work area is neat, clean, tidy and organised at both beginning and end of shift


Report any malfunction, damage and/or safety risks that require immediate attention


Standardise activities


Follow procedures


Follow checklists for activities, where available


Keep the work area to specified standard


Sustain the 5S system


Clean up/organise workspace after completion of job and before commencing next job or end of shift


Identify situations where conformance to standards is unlikely and take actions specified in procedures


Inspect work area regularly for conformance to specified standard


Recommend improvements to lift the level of conformance in the workplace