Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EASC5069C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3395 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

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


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required 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:

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues.

Performance Criteria:


Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues


Identify resources used in own work role


Find out current usage of resources


2. Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:


Read and follow environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state/territory and local government laws, by-laws, regulations and mandated codes of practice, and codes and standards that the organisation applies voluntarily


Ask questions and seek clarification relating to environmental work requirements


Identify incidents, including breaches or potential breaches of environmental regulations and occurrences outside of standard procedures, and report to appropriate personnel


Report environmental incidents using workplace forms and procedures


3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

Performance Criteria:


Follow workplace procedures to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency


Make suggestions for improvements to environmental workplace practices and work plans

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

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed.

The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed. When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general the course is taught over 6 sessions. The sessions take the following form:

1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content, 2 hrs.
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development, 2 hrs.
3 Workshop, 6 hrs.
4 Complete manuals, 4 hrs.
5 Supervised skill development to competency, 14 hrs.
6 Consolidation of skills and assessment, 2 hrs.

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include activities to show theoretical understanding, practical demonstration and questioning. Full assessment briefs will be provided.

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Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work done by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge. You can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills.

Assessment Matrix

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

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