Star progression

Stars show your progress as you continue on your sustainability journey. There are five stars to work through. Progress is measured automatically as you continue to work through the modules and meet benchmarks, updating this website as you go.

1 Star: Awakening Plan and build your foundations to bring everyone along on your sustainability journey.

 

2 Star: Discovering Discover your local habitat and investigate how you can reduce your resource use.

 

3 Star: Transforming Review and improve the way you do things day-to-day and build your profile.

 

4 Star: Sustaining Keep up the good work and become a steward of your environment, habitat and community.

 

5 Star: Leadership Become a role model for your wider community and mentor for other schools.

Summary of requirements for star progression

Each of the five stars has specific requirements for completion. While module completion requires a specific number of actions, star progression requires you to complete additional module actions and to meet and maintain module benchmarks. The Core Module is an exception as it requires 100% of all actions to be completed upfront and has no benchmarks.

Star Level Complete modules Reduce use of resources Meet and maintain module benchmarks* Complete additional module actions*
1 Star:
Awakening

1 (core)

N/a

N/a

N/a

2 Star:
Discovering

3 (core + 2)

Yes

No

No

3 Star: Transforming

4 (core + 3)

Yes

Yes

Yes (80% of actions)

4 Star:
Sustaining

5 (core + 4)

Yes

Yes

Yes (90% of actions)

5 Star:
Leadership

5 (core + 4)

Yes

Yes

Yes (100% of actions)

 

* For all modules completed under previous star levels (except core as it has no benchmarks).

Celebrating your progress

When you achieve your first star, Sustainability Victoria sends a sign for your school gate to show your star progression. Every time you complete a star, you receive another star for your sign.

Becoming a 5 Star school

Achieving 5 Stars is the pinnacle of ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic. It is not enough to simply tick the boxes on the 5 Star checklist – 5 Star schools live and breathe sustainability. You will demonstrate leadership in the school and education community: mentoring, sharing stories, attending conferences, hosting teacher network meetings and engaging with other environmental groups.

When you are ready to become a 5 Star school, Sustainability Victoria will visit your school with your facilitator to verify your progress firsthand.

Read more about the steps for star progression by logging into your account