Course Title: Apply environmental issues to engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: OHTH5803

Course Title: Apply environmental issues to engineering projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

  • Md Tanvirul Islam
    Phone: +61 3 9925 8312


          Appointment by email




Nominal Hours: 40

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 sets out the knowledge and skills required to undertake an environmental study for an engineering project, including pollution problems, methods used for monitoring the environment and principles used for restoration programs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21127 Apply environmental issues to engineering projects


1. Identify environmental impact

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.

1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation of the work area.

1.3 The environmental impact of an engineering project is identified from documentation, work requests or discussions with appropriate personnel.

1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.

1.5 Resources and equipment needed for the task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Select appropriate environmental solution

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 An environmental study is conducted with respect to a civil engineering project taking into account all legal and regulatory requirements.
2.3 The environmental study is analysed and the optimum environmental outcome selected.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.


3. Integrate environmental solution

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Environmental solution is incorporated into engineering project in discussion with appropriate personnel and according to enterprise procedures.
3.3 Appropriate environmental permits and/or approvals are obtained, if required.
3.4 An environmental monitoring plan for the engineering project is drawn up.
3.5 Completion of work task is documented and reported to appropriate personnel.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a cluster (Engineering Projects) in conjunction with BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C). You must enrol in these two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of BSBPMG510A and VU21127. Please refer to the course guide Part B for course BSBPMG510A for the learning activities and Engineers Australia Mapping Information.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) for the information about learning resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments 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:

Assessment 1: Continuous assessment -  25%

       Breakdown of marks for Assessment 1

  • Reflective journals based on class and tutorial participation  - 15%

  • Meeting minutes - 5% 

  • Peer review - 5% 

Assessment 2: Quiz - 40%

        Breakdown of marks for Assessment 2

  • Quiz 1 - 20% 

  • Quiz 2 - 20% 

Assessment 3: 
Project report and presentations - 35% 

       Breakdown of marks for Assessment 3

  • Project report - 25% 

  • Poster presentation - 10% 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 X X X
1.2 X X X
1.3 X X X
1.4 X X X
1.5 X X X
2.1 X X X
2.2 X X X
2.3 X X X
2.4 X X X
3.1 X X X
3.2 X X X
3.3 X X X
3.4 X X
3.5 X X X


Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) for assessments tasks.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) for assessment matrix.

Other Information


Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

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Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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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 lodgment 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information: 

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

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