Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5288

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. 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:

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


1. Develop workplace sustainability policy

2. Communicate workplace sustainability policy

3. Implement workplace sustainability policy

4. Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Learning Outcomes

This unit addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to develop approaches to sustainability within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy.

This unit applies to people with managerial responsibility who undertake work developing approaches to create strategies within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy and includes:

   -  communicating with relevant stakeholders

   -  developing and monitoring policies

   -  reviewing and improving policies.

A person who demonstrates competence in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to develop and implement integrated sustainability policies and procedures within an enterprise. The review of the policy after implementation will also need to be evidenced.

The context of the unit applies to all sectors of the business industry; it may be applied to all sections of an organisation, including the office, the factory floor, or work area. With such a broad application, the unit will need to be contextualised as it is applied across an organisation and across different industry sectors.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

   -  candidate’s involvement as a key person in planning, developing and implementing organisational policy and that the developed policy complies with legislative requirements

   -  implementation strategy, as part of the policy, that has been devised, implemented and reviewed showing a measurable improvement utilising the chosen benchmark indicators

   -  communicating with stakeholders to discuss possible approaches to policy development and implementation, and contributing to the resolution of disputes among stakeholders

   -  developing and monitoring policies for analysing data on enterprise resource consumption

   -  using software systems for recording and filing documentation for measurement of current usage and using word processing and other basic software for interpreting charts, flowcharts, graphs and other visual data and information

   -  reviewing and improving policies by identifying improvements and benchmarking against industry best practice and attempting new approaches continuously over time.