Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EASC5048C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2213 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Contact Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact Email kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and to carry out improvements including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.
This unit requires the ability to access industry information, and applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
While no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply holistically to this unit at the time of publication, relevant national, state and territory legislation, regulations and codes of practice impact upon this unit.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Element:

1. Identify current resource use

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues
1.2. Identify resources used in own work role
1.3. Document and measure current usage of resources using appropriate techniques
1.4. Record and file documentation measuring current usage, using technology (such as software systems) where applicable
1.5. Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel

Element:

2. Comply with environmental regulations

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Follow workplace procedures to ensure compliance
2.2. Report breaches or potential breaches to appropriate personnel

Element:

3. Seek opportunities to improve resource efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Follow organisational plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency
3.2. Work as part of a team, where relevant, to identify possible areas for improvements to work practices in own work area
3.3. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion and report writing.


Teaching Schedule

Weekly schedule
1. Introduction to the course, assessment criteria
2. Workplace (Telecommunication Industry) environmental report (Given to students this week)
3. Improving sustainability report (Given to students this week)
4. Identify current resource use
5. Identify workplace (Telecommunication Industry) environmental and resource efficiency issues
6. Identify resources used in own work role 
    Workplace (Telecommunication Industry) environmental report submission
7. Document and measure current usage of resources using appropriate techniques
8. Record and file documentation measuring current usage, using technology (such as software systems) where applicable
9. Identify and report workplace (Telecommunication Industry) environmental hazards to appropriate personnel
10. Comply with environmental regulations
11. Follow workplace procedures to ensure compliance
12. Report breaches or potential breaches to appropriate personnel 
     Improving sustainability report submission
13. Seek opportunities to improve resource efficiency
14. Follow organisational (Telecommunication Industry) plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency
15. Work as part of a team, Practical test
16. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area
17. Revision
18. Environmental Ability Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Communications ( http://www.accessengineeringlibrary.com/html/viewbooks.asp?CatID=D )


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Workplace environmental report - Start at week 2 and submit at week 6
2. Improving sustainability report - Start at week 3 and submit at week 12
3. Environmental Ability Test - Week 18

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentsElements
Workplace environmental report 1 and 2
Improving sustainability report 1 and 3
Environmental Ability Test 1, 2 and 3
 

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

 

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 4 in addition to 16 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and writing project reports.


 

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