Course Title: Analyse and implement sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5477

Course Title: Analyse and implement sustainable work practices

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Simon Rankin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact Email:simon.rankin@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gerard Brennan: gerard.brennan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 15

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

In this unit you will effectively investigate and analyse resource usage and workplace practices, develop and promote plans in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, to promote continuous improvement and innovation of environmental work practices and to monitor environmental and resource efficiency performance.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU010 Analyse and implement sustainable work practices

Element:

1 Investigate and analyse current resource usage and workplace practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Investigate, measure and document current resource usage and environmental issues
in the workplace
1.2 Analyse current purchasing strategies and work practices in relation to sustainability
1.3 Identify relevant legislation, codes and national standards that impact on workplace environmental practices to ensure compliance
1.4 Identify existing and potential environmental risks and hazards in the workplace and report on
if/as required

Element:

2 Develop, promote and implement environmental and resource efficiency plan and procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and document an environmental and resource efficiency plan, targets and work procedures based on analysis of resource usage and practices
2.2 Recognise, follow and communicate to individuals/team(s) the environmental and resource efficiency plan, targets and associated work procedures
2.3 Recognise, follow and communicate to individuals/team(s) relevant legislation, codes and national standards that impact on workplace environmental practices
2.4 Identify environmental training needs and provide training as required
2.5 Oversee implementation of environmental and resource efficiency plan and procedures
2.6 Respond positively and in a timely manner to environmental and resource efficiency actions, improvements and workplace practices

Element:

3 Promote continuous improvement and innovative environmental work practices

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Foster continuous improvement and sustainable innovation as an essential part of work practices and doing business
3.2 Gather information and encourage others to suggest and/or make improvements to environmental workplace plans and practices
3.3 Actively seek new ideas and incorporate entrepreneurial behaviour into work practices
3.4 Respond positively and promptly to changes in the workplace in accordance with environmental practice requirements
3.5 Inform individuals/team(s) of the results of environmental improvements and innovations in the workplace as appropriate
3.6 Identify environmental training needs, and seek training where/as required

Element:

4 Monitor environmental and resource efficiency performance plan

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Gather data and information to assess workplace performance against efficiency plan, targets and work procedures
4.2 Evaluate and adjust efficiency plan, targets and work procedures to reflect workplace changes


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable, this competency, in conjunction with VPAU013 (Apply the elements and principals of design) and VPAU057 (Create design concepts to produce 2 dimensional artwork to finished art stage) will be referred to as Design 2.

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The qualification’s Employability Skills Summary in which this unit is included will assist in identifying employability skill requirements.

Artists and designers create art to communicate and design ideas, thoughts, or feelings and to plan, analyse, and create visual solutions to communications problems.
The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual artist or designer analysing, planning for, improving and monitoring sustainable practices.


Teaching Schedule

Week beginning
April 12
Sustainability and Graphic Design research  publication
Introduction and research
VPAU010 1, 2, 3, 4
April 19Research  publication
Group discussion, design and planning
VPAU010 1, 2, 3, 4
April 26Research  publication
Production of artwork
VPAU010 1, 2, 3, 4
May 3Research  publication
Production of artwork
VPAU010 1, 2, 3, 4
May 10Research  publication
Presentation of information
and submission
VPAU010 1, 2, 3, 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
Practical tasks in the form of graphic design finished artworks reflecting appropriate research/analysis and promoting improved work practices.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
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Assessment Tasks

Research Publication (Group Project, produced sustainably) 100%


Assessment Matrix

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