Course Title: Manage building or construction, environmental management practices and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUIL5867C

Course Title: Manage building or construction, environmental management practices and processes

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5201 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

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

Nominal Hours: 150

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 specifies the outcomes required to manage building or construction, environmental management practices and processes as part of the organisation’s overall management system. To successfully manage practices and processes requires knowledge of current trends in environmental practices and methodologies, statistical analysis and legislative requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BCGBC5011A Manage building or construction, environmental management practices and processes

Element:

1. Prepare an environmental management plan for the organisation.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Current shifts in environmental legislation or regulations
      are analysed in relation to their potential impact on the
      organisation.
1.2 Best practice and benchmarking methods are used to
      determine current environmental management
      performance.
1.3 Project environmental obligations and management
      requirements are analysed.
1.4 Environmental management plan is prepared on the
      basis of available information.
1.5 Senior management advice concerning implementation of 
      plan is sought as required.

Element:

2. Manage the implementation of an environmental plan. 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Staff and contractors are informed of their obligations in
      implementing the environmental planning process and are
      monitored for compliance.
2.2 Environmental data gathering systems are evaluated,
      changes are made as necessary, and system is managed
      for maximum efficiency and accuracy.
2.3 New projects are evaluated to determine their impact on
      existing environmental planning obligations.
2.4 Local authorities and regulatory bodies are contacted
      where the plan requires ongoing external monitoring or
     overseeing.
2.5 Information concerning updates to the environmental
      management plan is communicated to staff and
      stakeholders.
2.6 Environmental management plan evaluation strategy is
      developed and managed to ensure that the organisation
      remains on track in the event of changing circumstances.

Element:

3. Monitor the environmental management plan to ensure that it meets organisational legal obligations.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organisational feedback systems are implemented and
      managed to assist conformance and management of plan.
3.2 Regular feedback is obtained concerning the operations of
      the environmental management plan to assist the
      organisation to meet its legal obligations.
3.3 Where necessary, legally required auditing practices to
      ensure probity and accountability towards legislative
      requirements are managed and maintained.
3.4 Contact with contractors is maintained and their
      compliance with environmental management requirements
      is monitored.
3.5 Emergency and remediation response strategies are
      implemented as necessary to assist compliance with the
      environmental management plan.

Element:

4. Evaluate and recommend changes to the environmental management plan.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Environmental management plan is reviewed to identify
      areas that need improvement, and action is taken.
4.2 Measures are introduced to assist staff to suggest more
      efficient procedures and innovations to improve the
      performance of the environmental management plan.
4.3 Plans are redrafted to include improvements or address
      deficiencies found during the monitoring.
4.4 Revised plans are submitted for endorsement by senior
      management and procedures are changed accordingly.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace/site visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.


Teaching Schedule

 

SemesterTopic Content Delivery
 Topics are not necessarily studied in the order listed below.
1

Current environmental legislation awareness - knowledge, benchmarking and best practice.
Environmental management plans - requirement preparation and implementation.
Informing staff and contractors of their obligations in implementing the environmental planning process.
Using environmental data.
Environmental impact of new project/building work.
Local authorities and regulatory bodies.
Communicating environmental issues to staff and
stakeholders. 

2Monitoring and maintaining the environmental management plan.
Organisational feedback systems are implemented and managed.
Auditing practices.
Contractors compliance with environmental management requirements is monitored.
Emergency and remediation response strategies.
Changing the environmental management plan.
More efficient procedures and innovations to improve the performance of the environmental management plan.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil


References

To be advised by the Teacher.


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by effective management of building or construction environmental management practices and processes on medium-rise building or construction projects.


Assessment Tasks

There are assignments/project based assessments, and learning outcomes tests. The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
Under special circumstances extension to assessment may be granted. Students are to follow RMIT Special Consideration Policy found in RMIT Policies and procedures link http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=3g3whh1vttr0z;STATUS=A;SECTION=19;PAGE_AUTHOR=Chancellery (unresolved)

Assessment Tasks
Assessment  – Assignment/Project Based Assessment
The project based assessments will focus on different elements of the learning activities and address the students ability to both problem solve and provide meaningful solutions to the practical exercises that cover: 
 - Environment Management Plan. 

The project based assessments will have a weighting of between 10 - 40% of the final overall assessment mark (final weighting will be advised by teacher).


Assessments – Written Learning Outcomes Tests (closed book)
This written learning outcome tests will a cover elements not covered by the assignments/project based assessments.
These tests will have a weighting of 15 - 20% each of the final overall assessment mark. (final weighting will be advised by teacher).

The culmination of all assessments contributes to the final result for this course.
All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment).
A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements:
To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade. (65% equates to being competent per assessment). A competent grade for each assessment is required to pass this course..
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.

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