Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EASC5050C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4355 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kieron Meagher : kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

none

Course Description

 This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices.
This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Element:

Identify current resource use and environmental issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues.
1.2. Identify resources used in own work role.
1.3. Measure and record current usage of resources using appropriate techniques.
1.4. Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel.

Element:

Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Follow procedures to ensure compliance.
2.2. Report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel.

Element:

Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.
3.2. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements and this unit underpins many other specialised design units.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard
tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be
required to undertake independent study.
a mode of delivery is blended.


In class activities will include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• lectures
• design activities or projects
• online activities
• • workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• other activities as decided by teaching staff
 


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTASSESSMENT TASKSTASK DUE
1 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C A stand-alone assessment for this subject will extracted from : Task 1 Digital Portfolio (ARCH 5216C) &Task 1 Material Research Blog (ARCH 5215C). Please see assessment Rubric for these assignments. 
2 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  
3 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  
4 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  
5 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  
6 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  
7 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  Task 1 Digital Portfolio ARCH5216C
8due to Easter Class cancelled  
Mid semester break 06-04-15 to 10-04-16
9 Class content will be embedded in the delivery of Construction Techniques, Materials & Finishes ARCH 5216C & ARCH 5215C  Task 1 Material Research Blog
ARCH5215C
 
10 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
11 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
12 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
13 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
14 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
15 Tutorial & review as required or requested  
16 Submission week  Tutorial & review as required or requested


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Other resources will be placed on blackboard to assist further learning into assignment outcomes

These resources may include images, drawings, PDF’s etc. aiming to give Industry standards of approaches to course content


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is project based.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: A stand alone assessment for this subject will be extracted from: Task 1 Digital Portfolio (ARCH5216C) & Task 1 Material Blog (ARCH5215C). Please see assessment Rubric for these assignments  

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
(http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration)

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%2FStudent,%20program%20and%20course%20administration%2F;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)
 

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