Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5249 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4759

Course Contact Email:

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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


1. identify current resource use and environmental issues                                                                                


2. Comply with environmental regulations


3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practises and resource effciency.


Learning Outcomes

This unit contains employability skills.

Required skills include the ability to:
• report as required by procedures
• follow procedures and instructions and respond to change
• ask questions and seek clarifications relating to work requirements
Reading and writing is required in order to interpretrequired procedures and complete required workplace forms/reports.
Numeracy is required to interpret numeric workplace information, readings and measurements, handle data as required and complete numeric components of workplace forms/reports.

Competency includes sufficient knowledge to:
• have a basic understanding of sustainability
• know the environmental hazards/risks, resource use and inefficiencies associated with own workplace (at an appropriate level)
• know the relevant environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures for own work area
• know the impact of laws and regulations to a level relevant to the work context

Overview of Assessment

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

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

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.