Course Title: Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: CIVE5712C

Course Title: Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Melissa Tinetti

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction, 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:

CPCCBC5011A Manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction


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.


2. Manage implementation of environmental management 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.


3. Monitor 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.


4. Evaluate and recommend changes to 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

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Ref Blackboard

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1 - 3 General underpinning knowledge and Standards
Lesson 4 - Introduction to Environmental Management Plan
Lesson 5 - Noise
Lesson 6 - Dust
Lesson 7 - Stormwater and ground water
Lesson 8 - 9 - Waste disposal and segregation
Lesson 10 - Hazardous materials
Lesson 11 - Prescribed Waste
Lesson12 - Water and energy conservation
Lesson 13 - Bio diversity on and off site
Lesson 14 - Archaeological heritage
Lesson 15 - Implement of environment management plan
Lesson 16 - Measure emp methods and systems
Lesson 17 - Review, analyse and evaluate EMP
Lesson 18 - Be able to evaluate and recommend changes to environmental management plan

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Ref Blackboard

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Weight %

Assessment 1



Assessment 2

Case Study


Assessment 3

Online Quizzes X 4


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
2.3 x
2.4 x 
3.5x x
4.4 x

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Quiz
Assessment 2 - Environmental Management Plan Template. A majority of time in class will be allocated for students to implement what they have learnt in class into their assignments.
Assessment 3 - Case study one and two. A majority of time in class will be allocated for students to implement what they have learnt in class into their assignments.
Assessment 4 - Oral / Electronic in class Presentation
Assessment 5 - In class activities

Assessment Matrix

Refer to Matrix in WOK folder

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

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. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Grading available are:
Grade level Competency Level
CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.
CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent

-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

Study and learning Support:
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Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Assessment Submission:

Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin. to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment.

The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• PebblePad
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)

The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
Good practice
• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.
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Special consideration:
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Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

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

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