Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: BUSM6394C

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6092 - Advanced Diploma of Marketing

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Contact

Chris Lee

Course Contact Phone


Course Contact Email

Contact time: Wed, 11.30am-12.30pm

Level 10, Extension 55471


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

None required

Course Description

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. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


1. Develop workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

1.1Define scope of sustainability policy
1.2Gather information from a range of sources to plan
and develop policy
1.3Identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process
1.4Include appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimizing resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle management approaches
1.5Make recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost
1.6Develop policy that reflects the organization's commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity
1.7Agree to appropriate methods of implementation


2. Communicate workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

2.1Promote workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome to key stakeholders
2.2Inform those involved in implementing the policy as to outcomes expected, activities to be
undertaken and responsibilities assigned


3. Implement workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

3.1Develop and communicate procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy
3.2Implement strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency
3.3Establish and assign responsibility to use recording systems for tracking continuous
improvements in sustainability approaches


4. Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1Document outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders
4.2Investigate successes or otherwise of policy
4.3Monitor records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote
continuous improvement of performance
4.4Modify policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made

Learning Outcomes

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.

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, reflective journals, quizzes 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.

Teaching Schedule



Week Commencing




6<sup>th</sup> Feb

(1) Pre-training review:

&middot;         RPL

&middot;         LLN

Familiarisation with:

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&middot;         Services/facilities

&middot;         Other students

&middot;         Teacher(s)

&middot;         Where to get support

&middot;         Student responsibilities

&middot;         Course requirements

&middot;         Course support documents

&middot;         Pre-reading

&middot;         Blackboard

&middot;         Overview of assessment requirements

&middot;         Grading

&middot;         Plagiarism

&middot;         Appeals

&middot;         Extensions

&middot;         Feedback

&middot;         Privacy

&middot;         Submission requirements

&middot;         Resubmission policy

(2) Course Overview



13<sup>th</sup> Feb

Understanding the business




20<sup>th</sup> Feb


External (Macro) environment analysis #1



27<sup>th</sup> Feb

External (Macro) environment analysis #2



5<sup>th</sup> March

Industry (Meso) Analysis

1.     Critical Success Factors

2.     Industry attractiveness



12<sup>th</sup> March
(Monday, Labour Day)

External Micro-environmental analysis


Task 1a Due

(Assessed tutorial exercises)



19<sup>th</sup> March

Identify & evaluate marketing opportunities




26<sup>th</sup> March

Organisation’s strategic capabilities




2<sup>nd</sup> April

Functional/operational strategies#1



Mid semester break (5 April to 11 April)


9<sup>th</sup> April

Functional/operational strategies#1




16<sup>th</sup> April

Functional/operational strategies#2




23<sup>rd</sup> April

Sales and marketing strategy #1




30<sup>th</sup> April

Sales and marketing strategy #2


Task 1b Due

(Assessed tutorial exercises)



7<sup>th</sup> May

Implementation and control mechanisms



14<sup>th</sup> May

1. Final student consultation session

2. Major assignment due

NB: Due date: 18 May 2012 (Fri) 5.00pm

3. Students to prepare for oral test/interview


Assessment Task 2 Due

(Major assignment)


21<sup>st</sup> May

Oral test/interview

Assessment Task 3


28<sup>th</sup> May

Re-submissions if applicable






Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Library databases, internet

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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. 

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.


TASK 1a & 1b (Due Dates: Week 6 & 12 respectively)

These assessment tasks will require students to complete scheduled weekly tutorial activities/exercises to reflect on their weekly learning on learned concepts/principles taught.



TASK 2 (Due Date: End of week 14)

The second assessment tasks will require students to work in designated groups on a major assignment. Students will present their findings in a professionally prescribed written document. Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”. Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given


TASK 3 (Due Date: Week 15)

The third assessment tasks will require students to present themselves in a face-to-face test/interview to articulate their overall understanding of the course taught during the semester to be deemed competent.

Students are encouraged to use all the resources at their disposal to provide professionally reasoned solutions to the problems given

Assessment Matrix

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