Course Title: Apply knowledge of environmental issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5232 Diploma of Engineering Drafting

Course Title: Apply knowledge of environmental issues

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to enter an engineering design office or other technician role with understanding of the effect of engineering on the environment and also the role engineering has in providing solutions to environmental degradation. A soundly based understanding of the science of the environment is essential to informed decision making in this area.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX020B Apply knowledge of environmental issues


1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major components of the earth’s environment and how these components relate to each other

2. Understand the impact that engineering may have on the natural environment.

3.Identify key areas of environmental risk to the planet and Australia

4. Demonstrate understanding of environmental concepts.

5. Understand the concept of ecologically sustainable development.

6. Demonstrate awareness of the main aspects of environmental legislation and regulations.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

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

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction