Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: EMPL5905C
Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This course applies to individuals who address the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to develop approaches to sustainability within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TLIU4010A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
2 Communicate the policy
2.1 The policy, including its expected outcome, is promoted to key stakeholders
4 Review policy implementation
4.1 Outcomes are documented and feedback is provided to key personnel and stakeholders
3 Implement the policy
3.1 Procedures to help implement the policy are developed and communicated
1 Develop workplace sustainability policy
1.1 Scope of sustainability policy is defined
This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to tutorial activities and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|1||6 July|| (1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Introduction to the course - Understanding sustainability and environmental auditing
|2||13 July||Scoping Environmental Audits|
Scoping Environmental Audits
Conduct Environmental Audit
|5||3 Aug||Conduct Environmental Audit
Audit Guide & Template
Legal aspects of Auditing
What is a Sustainability Policy ?
|8||24 Aug||Defining the scope of a sustainability policy|
|31 Aug||Mid-semester break|
|9||7 Sep||Sustainable Policy Development Practices|
|10||14 Sep||Develop a Sustainability Policy within the Australian Framework continued|
|11||21 Sep||Sustainable Policy Development Practices|
|12||28 Sep||Developing and Implementing a Sustainability Policy|
Developing and Implementing a Sustainability Policy
|14||12 Oct||Prepairing Information - Preperation for Assessment Task 3
Preparing a presentation within a Team work environment
|15||19 Oct||Revision and Review|
|16||26 Oct||Resits and Resubmissions|
This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with OHTH5645C Conduct Environmental Audits
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.
Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with EMPL5905c Develop workplace policy & procedures for sustainability
Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
Assessment Task 1 – Environmental Auditing Case Study
Date handed out: Week 2
Date and time due: Week 10
Group or Individual: This is an individual assignment to be completed by the student.
Purpose: An environmental audit is an assessment of the nature and extent of harm (or risk of harm) to the environment posed by an industrial process or activity, waste, substance or noise. Many organisations are now using environmental audit as a tool to assist in assessing the condition of the environment they manage (or can influence) so they can reduce environmental risks and demonstrate their accountability and compliance.
Requirements: You are required to undertake an audit of a warehouse. You will be given a case study to work from, and will be required to work through various specific aspects of the audit.
Assessment Task 2 – Sustainability policy assessment
Date handed out: Week 2
Date and time due: Week 14
Group and Individual: This is a group work assignment which will be worked on in class time as much as possible. Individual submissions are required.
Purpose: Growing concerns about the environment are causing changes to the way that organisations operate and are leading to new practices and technologies aimed at reducing an enterprise’s carbon footprint. As a manager or small business owner in the T&L industry it is important to keep up to date with these changes and to understand how to develop and implement sustainable work practices in your organisation.
Requirements: To demonstrate that you have the required skills and knowledge to effectively implement workplace policy and procedures for sustainability you will need to complete a detailed Sustainability Policy document for a transport logistics organisation, which is entering a new international market. You will need to give consideration to local government policies and practices. A template for the policy document is provided.
Assessment Task 3 – Sustainability Policy Assessment Presentation
Date handed out: Week 10
Date and time due: Week 15
Group or Individual: This is a group assessment
Purpose: A policy is of limited value unless it has appropriate implementation. This includes working with stakeholders, training staff and communicating the policy.
Requirements: Your presentation should last approximately 10 Minutes and is to be completed in class. It should generally cover the material in assessment 2.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
You are required to meet the following criteria for all assessments. Failure to do so may result in you being deemed not-yet-competent:
• Submit all assessment tasks online through blackboard, and include the RMIT e-submission declaration (see below).
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.
When submitting work online, you need to include the cover sheet supplied by your teacher. This includes the following declaration:
RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment
I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration.
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent (NYC) in an Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission to demonstrate competence. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
Students are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates. If a student is to be prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside their control, they may apply in advance to the teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. To be eligible for an extension, you must lodge the extension form availabile at the following link with your teacher: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, the student must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. More information on special consideration and how to apply can be found here: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Final Date for All Assessments
No assessment tasks or resubmissions will be accepted after 5pm Friday, week 16.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. Information on circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted can be found at the following website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment
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