Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5333 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.
This unit of competency applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.
This unit of competency applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.
This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues

2. Comply with environmental regulations

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Learning Outcomes

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:
 a basic understanding of:
 sustainability
 the contribution to climate change and other macro threats that can arise from materials and work processes used
 the environmental hazards/risks, resource use and inefficiencies associated with own workplace and job
 the relevant environmental and resource efficiency policies and procedures for own work area
 the impact of laws and regulations at a level relevant to the work context.

Overview of Assessment

The unit should be assessed holistically and the judgement of competence based on a holistic assessment of the evidence.
 The collection of performance evidence:
 should occur over a range of situations
 will typically include a supervisor/third-party report focusing on consistent performance and problem recognition and solving. A supervisor /third-party report must be prepared by someone who has a direct, relevant, current relationship with the person being assessed and who is in a position to form a judgement on workplace performance relevant to the unit of competency
 will typically include the use of appropriate tools, equipment and documents
 may use industry-based simulation for all or part of the unit particularly where safety, lack of opportunity or significant cost is an issue.
 Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible, or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment reflecting realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
 Assessment in a simulated environment should use evidence collected from one or more of:
 walk-throughs
 pilot plant operation
 demonstration of skills
 industry-based case studies/scenarios
 ‘what ifs’.
 Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence (provided a record is kept) or through an independent process, such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews (provided a record is kept).
 Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
 Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.
 The regulatory framework will be reflected in workplace policies and procedures and is not required to be independently assessed.
 Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.
 As a minimum, assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 assessor requirements.