Course Title: Analyse and implement sustainable work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Analyse and implement sustainable work practices

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 15.0

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)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops your skills and knowledge required by artists to develop, monitor and maintain economic, social, institutional and environmental work practices within a studio content.  The application of this course in the workplace sees an individual artist analyzing, planning for, improving and monitoring sustainable practices. In this course, you will research industry standard workplace practices, investigate OH&S and actively initiate innovation into your own studio practice. You will gain a deeper understanding of materials used in the production of artwork, and demonstrate appropriate handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Sustainability and minimising the environmental impact of an individual art practice will be the primary focus of this course.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU010 Analyse and implement sustainable work practices


1 Investigate and analyse current resource usage and workplace practices

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

3 Promote continuous improvement and innovative environmental work practices

4 Monitor environmental and resource efficiency performance plan

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to understand sustainable work practices.

This course will provide you with a focus on the acquisition of essential industry skills.

You will learn the following:

  • Industry standard workplace practices
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and national standards in reviewing current work practices
  • Potential hazards and risks in relation to studio and industry art practices
  • Innovation in current and future work practice.

On successful completion of this course, there will be evidence of self-review and continuous improvement in work practice.



Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following evidence of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment. On completion of this course, you will receive graded assessment.

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

  • case studies
  • work samples or simulated workplace activities
  • oral questioning/interview
  • projects/reports/logbooks
  • observation and participation during class
  • portfolios of evidence.

Assessment must take place over a period of time in order to determine competence in the ongoing implementation and monitoring aspects of this unit.