Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

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 MSACMT671A, 'Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices'.
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. Analyse resource use

1.1. Identify all resource consuming processes

1.2. Determine quantity and nature of resource consumed

1.3. Analyse resource flow through different parts of the process

2. Develop resource conservation plans

2.1. Determine the efficiency of use/conversion of resources

2.2. Determine causes of low efficiency of use

2.3. Develop plans for increasing the efficiency of resource use

2.4. Check resource use plans comply with regulations/licensing requirements

2.5. Determine benefit/cost of plans

3. Investigate alternative sources of resource

3.1. Determine the function of the resource used

3.2. Develop a specification for function

3.3. Identify a range of sources for meeting that function

3.4. Determine benefit/cost for alternative resource sources

4. Develop plans for more efficient resource use

4.1. Compare benefit/costs for different alternatives developed

4.2. Rank proposals based on benefit/cost compare to limited resources

4.3. Check proposals meet regulatory requirements

4.4. Recommend proposals for improving resource efficiency

5. Implement selected plans

5.1. Liaise with relevant people to implement resource efficiency plans

5.2. Follow through to ensure implementation occurs

5.3. Monitor implementation and make adjustments as required

5.4. Check new resource usage to ensure improvements have occurred

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMT671A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA81109 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • MEM60105 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • MEM50205 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
  • FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
  • FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing
  • MSA50311 - Diploma of Production Management
  • NWP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Water Engineering Design
  • FPI60113 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
  • FWP60116 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
  • PPM50116 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management