Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Crtical aspects for Assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit:
Evidence of the following is essential:
- knowledge of relevant compliance requirements within work area
- developing plans to make improvements
- planning and organising work group activities in relation to measuring current use and devising strategies to improve usage
- monitoring resource use and improvements for environmental performance relative to work area and supervision
- ensuring appropriate action is taken within work area in relation to environmental/sustainability compliance and potential hazards
- implementing new approaches to work area in an effort to resolve and improve environmental and resource efficiency issues and reporting as required
You are required to complete two tasks:
1. Portfolio of Evidence
Students will complete all tasks and submit for a CA grade for each activity to be deemed competent for this unit. Evidence for your portfolio will be produced on a regular basis and all tasks submitted on the due dates in order to achieve a CA grade. Feedback on activities and research for sustainability report is in class and ongoing.
2. Virtual Enterprise (or Workplace) - Sustainability Report report
Please refer to the marking guide for further details on this research report.
Assessment tasks need to be submitted electronically via MyRMIT.
- Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at MyRMIT, the RMIT website and your Student Diary.
- Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
- When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration of statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available frin student forms website.
- Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and inclusive page numbers.
- Feedback on assessment is given individually in class on a continuing basis.
Marking Guide (competency):
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ’competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
- You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
- You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
- Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. Level of independence, initiative, enterprise and performance of work task
Students must be able to demonstrate a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well ad monstrating a high level of initiative in an individual approach to planning, drafting, preparing and producing the Virtual Enterprise Sustainability Research Report.
2. Demonstrated breadth of underpinning knowledge and a willingness to continue learning
Students should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable writing conventions, ergnomic skills when using computers/word processing to produce documents for all the assessment tasks, whilst following safe work practices throughout.
3. Techniques and processes, technology skills and problem solving
Students are required to demonstrate their problem solving skills in order to analyse the requirements for producing both the Portfolio of Evidence activities/exercises/research. Portfolio tasks can be applied and included in to the research report.
4. Work organisation, planning and self management
Students are expected to organise their own work schedules in order to produce the required evidence by the noted deadlines in the Teaching Schedule. Students also must ensure that they evaluate their own performance and identify areas for improvement and that this is demonstrated throughout the semester. They should manage time and ensure ergonomic requirements are met when producing all business documents.
5. Communication, people networking, language and interpersonal skills and teamwork
Students should be able to communicate with colleagues, customers and VE management to gather information about their needs and provide services, listening to and following complex oral instructions, proofreading and editing, writing clear and detailed instructions.
Contributions to relevant class discussions and online sessions (if required) will be observed where applicable. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to adopting sustainable strategies in the Virtual Enterprise workplace.
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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- analytical skills to analyse problems, to devise solutions and to reflect on approaches taken
- change management skills
- communication skills to answer questions, clarify and acknowledge suggestions relating to work requirements and efficiency
- communication/consultation skills to support information flow from stakeholders to the work group
- innovation skills to identify improvements, to apply knowledge about resource use to organisational activities and to develop tools
- literacy skills to comprehend documentation, to interpret environmental and energy efficiency requirements, to create tools to measure and monitor improvements and to report outcomes
- numeracy skills to analyse data on organisational resource consumption and waste product volumes
- planning and organising skills to implement environmental and energy efficiency management policies and procedures relevant to own work area
- problem-solving skills to devise approaches to improved environmental sustainability and to develop alternative approaches as required
- technology skills to operate and shut down equipment; where relevant, to use software systems for recording and filing documentation to measure current usage; and to use word processing and other basic software for interpreting charts, flowcharts, graphs and other visual data and information
- supervisory skills to work effectively with a team
- best practice approaches relevant to own area of responsibility and industry
- compliance requirements within work area for all relevant environmental/sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice including resource hazards/risks associated with work area, job specifications and procedures
- environmental and energy efficiency issues, systems and procedures specific to industry practice
- external benchmarks and support for particular benchmarks to be used within organisation, including approaches toimproving resource use for work area and expected outcomes
- OHS issues and requirements
- organisational structure and reporting channels and procedures
- quality assurance systems relevant to own work area
- strategies to maximise opportunities and to minimise impact relevant to work work
Elements/Performance Criteria (see above for performance criteria)
1. Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage
2. Set targets for improvements
3. Implement performance improvement strategies
4. Monitor performance