Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EASC5049C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact Email: peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

This includes to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Element:

1 Identify current resource use and environmental issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1.            Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues.

1.2.            Identify resources used in own work role.

1.3.            Measure and record current usage of resources using appropriate techniques.

1.4. Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel.

Element:

2 Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.            Follow procedures to ensure compliance.

2.2. Report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel.

Element:

3 Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.            Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

3.2. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is clustered with the following units:

LMTCL3001BInteract with prodn personnel


Learning activities will include the following:

  • practical demonstrations in the production rooms
  • individual and class exercises to acquire and perfect demonstrated skills
  • group discussion and feedback sessions
  • independent project based work under simulated workplace conditions
  • Work practice at home including research
  • Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation

 

Depending on the group you have joined this program is delivered in the production rooms at RMIT's Brunswick Campus or in a community organisation. In both environments the intention is to provide a teaching space that simulates as much as possible workplace conditions.


Teaching Schedule

WEEKLY PLANNER SEMESTER 2 2017    
WeeksGeneralCommunicate in the workplaceParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practicesHome Work
1Introduce Units/SemesterTerms and Definitions. Seam allowances/ grainlines –Size 10 using ½ scaleMinor machine maintenance on overlocker ,lockstitch machines-{clean oil feed dog and blunt blade} 
2    
315 mins review and check homework and outline todays work   
4 Handout-RMIT=Workplace policies and procedures. Chain of commandHandout-RMIT=Workplace policies and procedures. Chain of commandResearch other workplace policies within the TCF Industry
5    
615 mins review and check homework and outline todays work   
7   -Read first section and research 2 websites from Manual –upload pictures from websites
8    
9  Manual- Re-use, recycling, sustainability,  
 15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work  Read Manual on Sustainability 
   audits –USA (Lifecycle analysis} 
10  Discuss Manual student’s to continue completing manual 
11 Test –C1/2-Sustainability Work Practices  
  Discuss manual and report  
1215 mins review and check homework and outline todays work   
13    
14    
15  . 
1615 mins review and check homework and outline todays work.. 
17 FEEDBACK  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The production rooms are equipped with one lockstitch sewing machine per learner complete with all necessary bobbins and other equipment, including different feet and  attachments for hemming etc.  

One overlocker per group is also provided and patterns. drawing rules, drawing Instruments, cutting equipment, small tools, machine oil and sundry items, cutting table, fabric, material, yarn and other resources.

The student is expected to arrange for the use of a lockstitich machine (a domestic machine is sufficient) for practice and work on projects at home between sessions and to put together an equipment kit for personal use during the delivery session and for homework. The kit will include clippers, bobbins and bobbin case, tape measure, pins etc. A lsit of items will be given at induction. (Alternatively an equipment kit can be purchased from the School).

The student will also need access to the use a smart phone or computer with internet connection in order to upload pictures of their completed work.

In addition there are extensive resource in RMIT's libraries and in particular at Brunswick's Fashion and Textile collection which is of great interest to the student studying clothing production. In addition the library provides guides and subject specialist help via Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your abillity to required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis whilst you are working on your skills and whilst working on your projects and relevant feedback will be given to allow you to develop towards competency. In addition you will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

AssessmentsTask NameCommencement WeekAssessment due
1Chain of CommandWeek 4Week 5
2Sustainable Work Practice 1Week 9Week 11
3Sustainable Work Practice 2Week 11Week 14

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/assessment/authorisation

 

Attendance:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

 

Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

 

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

 

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

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