Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: BUSM6352C

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5298 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

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


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.

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:

1.1 Define scope of sustainability policy

1.2 Gather information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy

1.3 Identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process

1.4 Include appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use and employing life cycle management approaches

1.5 Make recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost

1.6 Develop policy that reflects the organisation’s commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity

1.7 Agree to appropriate methods of implementation, outcomes and performance indicators


2. Communicate workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Promote workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome, to key stakeholders

2.2 Inform those involved in implementing the policy about expected outcomes, activities to be undertaken and assigned responsibilities


3. Implement workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop and communicate procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy

3.2 Implement strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency

3.3 Establish and assign responsibility for recording systems to track continuous improvements in sustainability approaches


4. Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Document outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders

4.2 Investigate successes or otherwise of policy

4.3 Monitor records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote continuous improvement of performance

4.4 Modify policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to face classes
  • Simulated workplace learning
  • Online learning via Blackboard
  • Other forms of structured teaching and learning

Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Theme   Dates Sem 1   RMIT Code         CPP50511 Diploma Property Services (Asset & Facility Management) RMIT C5298   T3          04/4/17          BUSM6352C        BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability  T3          11/4/17         BUSM6352C         BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability            T3          26/4/17         BUSM6352C         BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability           T3          02/5/17          BUSM6352C        BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability     T3          09/5/17          BUSM6352C        BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability  T3          16/5/17         BUSM6352C         BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability             

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency.



Task 1

Develop Sustainability Policy and Communication Plan


Task 2

Develop Implementation Plan


Assessment Matrix


Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2




















































To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate Competency.

Assessment      Weight

Task 1               Develop sustainability policy and communication plan      50%

Task 2               Develop implementation plan                                         50%


Assessment Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria covered                 Assessment 1    Assessment 2

1.1                                                                                          x                              x

1.2                                                                                          x                              x

1.3                                                                                          x                              x

1.4                                                                                          x                              x

1.5                                                                                          x                             

1.6                                                                                          x                             

1.7                                                                                                                          x

2.1                                                                                          x                             

2.2                                                                                          x                             

3.1                                                                                                                          x

3.2                                                                                                                          x

3.3                                                                                          x                             

4.1                                                                                          x                             

4.2                                                                                          x                             

4.3                                                                                                                          x

4.4                                                                                                                          x

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
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Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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