Plan waste audit

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 PRMWM01B, 'Plan waste audit'.
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



1 Determine audit objectives

1.1 Consult client to determine waste audit requirements/purpose

1.2 Review waste audit objectives to ensure they are realistic and achievable

1.3 Document and confirm waste audit objectives with the client

2 Scope waste audit site

2.1 Obtain all information relating to site and client operations from relevant personnel to determine appropriate audit methodology

2.2 Assess the waste generation site to determine waste characteristics, disposal and recovery routes

2.3 Assess the waste generation site to determine hazards and risks and report to designated personnel

3 Plan audit

3.1 Take into consideration client requirements and sampling requirements necessary to audit methodology - valid and representative audit data

3.2 Determine suitable date, time and duration of audit to obtain valid and representative audit data and minimise client disruption

3.3 Incorporate details relating to access to site and specific site requirements into audit plan

3.4 Identify necessary personnel and equipment requirements to ensure effective, safe and efficient audit operations. This may include the services of relevant experts where advanced sampling or testing is required

3.5 Obtain full support and written authorisation from the client to proceed with waste audit in accordance with company requirements, appropriate legislation and safety procedures

3.6 Identify, confirm and follow client confidentiality arrangements in accordance with client and company requirements and relevant legislation

4 Document audit plan

4.1 Document audit plan accurately with all necessary details to effectively conduct a waste audit

4.2 Complete and process other relevant documentation, such as waste management survey in accordance with assignment instructions

4.3 Obtain written approval for waste audit from the client in accordance with company requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

PRMWM01B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM40509 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)
  • PRM40504 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology