Course Title: Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4278

Course Title: Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines. While no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply holistically to this unit at the time of publication, relevant national, state and territory legislation, regulations and codes of practice impact upon this unit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


1.  Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage

2.  Set targets for improvements

3.  Implement performance improvement strategies

4.  Monitor performance

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to those with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team. It addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools, such as:

   -  identifying areas for improvement

   -  developing plans to make improvements

   -  implementing and monitoring improvements in environmental performance.

A person who demonstrates competence in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to implement and monitor integrated environmental and resource efficiency management policies and procedures within an organisation. Evidence must be strictly relevant to the particular workplace role.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  knowledge of relevant compliance requirements within work area

   -  developing plans to make improvements

   -  planning and organising work group activities in relation to measuring current use and devising strategies to improve usage

   -  monitoring resource use and improvements for environmental performance relative to work area and supervision

   -  ensuring appropriate action is taken within work area in relation to environmental/sustainability compliance and potential hazards

   -  implementing new approaches to work area in an effort to resolve and improve environmental and resource efficiency issues and reporting as required.