Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: EASC5049C
Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
School: 350T Fashion & Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Course Contact : Lucy Adam
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 59421
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Nominal Hours: 30
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and to carry out improvements including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.This unit requires the ability to access industry information, and applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues.
1.1 Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues.
2. Comply with environmental regulations.
2.1 Follow procedures to ensure compliance.
3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.
3.1 Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.
Competency includes sufficient knowledge to:
• have a basic understanding of sustainability
• know the environmental hazards/risks, resource use and inefficiencies associated with own workplace (at an appropriate level)
• know the relevant environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures for own work area
• know the impact of laws and regulations to a level relevant to the work context
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of learning activities including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion, group activities, work sheets, analysis of case studues, research and report writing.
|1.||Introduction to unit, course guide, assessment requirements.
Group activity – in small groups list all the things you do in your everyday life home/work that you think are sustainable. Define what you think sustainability is. Definitions are presented to class by groups.
Watch – The story of stuff and complete questionnaire
Homework – Calculate your ecological footprint - How many planets do you need to sustain your lifestyle?
|2.||What is an ecological footprint – in small groups discuss findings and List 3 things you could change to reduce your footprint.
What’s driving sustainability? International and local agendas
Group activity – envision the future. 30 years from now (2042). Probable and preferable, discuss with class
|3.||Accreditations, compliance EPA Case study:
Do the right thing?
EPA website class activity
|4.||Life cycle assessment.
In small groups conduct life cycle assessments on different objects.
|5.||Identify resource use in own area: List all resources you use in your work area, describe, how they are used, in what quantities, consider waste and disposal.
Visualisation activity: How does sustainability work in your industry? Imagine an organisation in your industry, What would it look like? What would people be doing? What is best practice in your industry? What are the drivers, barriers and opportunities to change?
|6.||Develop an action plan: Using environmental management strategies develop plans to improve environmental practices in your working environment. This includes identifying areas for improvement and details about how your action plan is implemented
This is an group activity
|7.||Material Diversity: Fibres, origins, ethics and sustainability.
Class activity: in small groups research different fibres and assess their sustainability credentials. Findings will be compiled into a resource booklet
Material Diversity brief discussed in class
|8.||Material Diversity continued.
Present findings from activity in week 7 to class
Scheduled research time for Material Diversity report
Chapman, J & Gant, N 2007, Designers, Visionaries and other stories: A collection of sustainable design essays, Earthscan, UK.
Fletcher, K & Grose, L 2011, Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, UK.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course.
You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
- Work book - includes all activities undertaken in class
- Action plan for own work area
- Material Diversity report
Details of assessment requirements will be provided in class
Submission items and tasks for this course will be assessed as:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.
Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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.
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Student Directed Hours
* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 14 in addition to 16 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources and writing project reports.
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