Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EASC5050C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sarah Whyte: sarah.whyte@rmit.edu.au

Accelerated Program Coordinator : Jenni Woods jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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

This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. 

This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Element:

Identify current resource use and environmental issues.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues.
1.2.Identify resources used in own work role.
1.3.Measure and record current usage of resources using appropriate techniques.
1.4.Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel.

Element:

Comply with environmental regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Follow procedures to ensure compliance.
2.2.Report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel.

Element:

Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.
3.2.Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:

  • class exercises to review discussions / lectures
  • lectures

Out of class activities may include:

  • analysis / critique of relevant reading material
  • online research
  • independent project based work
  • other activities as decided by teaching staff


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCLASS CONTENTLEARNING ELEMENTS
   
4SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Sustainable purchasing
Current environmental issues
Waterway health
Biodiversity

 

1.identify current resource use and environmental issues

2. Comply with environmental regulations

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource efficiency

5SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
Rating tools
Life Cycle Analysis
Sourcing products
Innovative Recycled products
Case studies
 
1.identify current resource use and environmental issues

2. Comply with environmental regulations

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency
 

6

PASSIVE DESIGN
Introduction to the principles of passive design
ORIENTATION
EXTERNAL SHADING / LANDSCAPING
GLAZING & WINDOW PLACEMENT
THERMAL MASS
INSULATION
VENTILATION
 

1.identify current resource use and environmental issues

3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency
 

7PASSIVE DESIGN
SUMMER
Orientation / andscaping / keeping the sun out / Internal & external window shading

 WEEK 11 - Preliminary assessment handin - project summary
 

 1.identify current resource use and environmental issues
3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency

 

8PASSIVE DESIGN
WINTER

Thermal mass / insulation / draft proofing / glazing / window coverings
 
 1.identify current resource use and environmental issues
3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency

 

9PASSIVE DESIGN
ENERGY
Other ways of reducing consumption / HWC / Solar Energy / Energy efficient Lighting
 
  1.identify current resource use and environmental issues
3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency

 

10DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
consumption and Consumerism
 
  
  1.identify current resource use and environmental issues
3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource efficiency

 

   
11 Off Site Group Tour 
   
12Studio work on projects 
 13FINAL ASSESSMENT HAND IN WEEK 13Tuesday           13 th October


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

You are advised to look at the course myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.  

As part of the assessment you will build your own list of relevant resources and websites


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The
Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your
studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration

The Library provides guides on academic referencing
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for tghis course will be project based.


Assessment Tasks

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 a written report.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Asssessment Task - Sustainability Case Study

CASE STUDY
Presentation of a construction case study which includes:
Details on the environmental & resource efficiency systems / procedures used.
Details on how environmental risks were minimised.
Details on how waste was minimised.

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%2FStudent,%20program%20and%20course%20administration%2F;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)

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