Course Title: Observe environmental work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2163 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Observe environmental work practices

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of observing and contributing to positive environmental work practices. It requires the ability to follow workplace directions and instructions, recognise basic environmental hazards and threats and communicate accurately with supervisors and workplace colleagues, and keep simple records. Observing environmental work practices requires awareness of relevant environmental legislation, policies and workplace/industry practices, approaches to improving environmental performance, and environmental issues (especially in regard to water catchments, air, noise, ecosystems, habitat, efficient use of resources, sustainability and waste minimisation).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC2702A Observe environmental work practices


Contribute to improved environmental work practices

Follow environmental workplace practices

Maintain environmental records

Recognise and report on a potential environmental threat

Learning Outcomes

This program is compentency based.

Overview of Assessment

The knowledge requirements for this unit are listed below:
• Relevant legislation from all levels of government on environmental issues.
• Relevant environmental policies and workplace/industry practices and procedures.
• Good practice approaches relevant to work area particularly in regard to minimising environment hazards and risks, and improving environmental performance.
• Environmental issues, especially in regard to water catchments, air, noise, ecosystems, habitat, efficient use of resources, sustainability and waste minimisation.
• Potential environmental threats and problems relevant to a given region and occupation.
• General work place practices and their potential impact on the environment .