Course Title: Conduct environmental audits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5645C

Course Title: Conduct environmental audits

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Graham

Nominal Hours: 80

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

The unit generally applies to those with responsibility for resource coordination and allocation who are required to conduct an environmental audit in accordance with relevant environmental protection regulatory requirements and workplace procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TLIU5006A Conduct environmental audits


1 Prepare for environmental audit

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant legislation, authority and enterprise requirements pertinent to the operations of the workplace are identified and followed
1.2 Practices and facilities required to be audited are identified and implications of non-conformance established
1.3 Technical and/or calibration requirements for audits are noted and, where necessary, appropriate support personnel are identified
1.4 Work schedules are investigated to identify appropriate schedule for audit


2 Schedule internal audit

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Audit timings are planned to ensure that relevant procedures are conducted within workplace agreed time intervals and timeframes
2.2 Audit frequency is adjusted to ensure minimal disruption to the workplace
2.3 Contact is made with appropriate personnel and appointments for the audit are made


3 Conduct environmental audit and document findings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Operational procedures and assessment methods for the environmental audit are confirmed with affected personnel
3.2 Observations and interviews are conducted with (any) required approved third party
3.3 Documentation of observations and interview responses is completed


4 Report environmental
Audit results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Outcomes of the audit process are compared to workplace procedures
4.2 Audit results are discussed with relevant personnel
4.3 Reports of non-compliance are documented including options for environmental system improvements
4.4 Reports are forwarded to appropriate personnel for action

Learning Outcomes

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to conduct an environmental audit in accordance with relevant environmental protection regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. This includes preparing for an environmental audit, scheduling an internal audit, conducting an environmental audit, documenting the findings, and reporting on the environmental audit results.

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities. The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions. The collaborative classroom based activities will include group disc ssion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

Week          Date             Topic
1  8 July Introduction to Conduct Environmental Audits
2  15 Jul Understanding Internal Operating Environment - Describe the business
3  22 Jul Development of Workplace Policy and Mapping Business Process - Draw a flow process diagram
4  29 Jul Introduction RACI Analysis and complete activity
5  5 Aug Open Book Test - and begin view of external operating environment
6  12 Aug Fair Trade requirements - Competitor analysis
7  19 Aug Competitive analysis - Class time Discussion Competitor and Competition Analysis
8  26 Aug Promotion of Workplace Sustainability competitive advantage
   2 Sep Mid Semester Break
9  9 Sep Competitive advantage of your projects business - Review Internal/External environment
10  16 Sep Presentation Assignment and commence review of SWOT analysis
11  23 Sep SWOT analysis and Change management
12  30 Sep Feasibility of change and considerations for business
13  7 Oct Development Cultural Considerations, communication strategy and responses for Change
14  14 Oct  Review of all and prepare written report
15  21 Oct  Submit Written Report
16  26 Oct  Feedback & Review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Overheads as available on the Blackboard supported by class handouts

Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

Tasks will comprise workshops completed in class, assignments and completion of the Customer Service Management Report

Assessment 1 - Open Book test (20%) -Evaluation by open book of key learning and understanding from previous weeks

Assessment 2 - Individual presentation (35%) - An Individual presentation to the class on the project you have identified for your final written report. The project will be based on a simulated /real workplace issue and your proposals for overcoming problems identified and how your outcomes and proposals relate to the business and learning material. The presentation can be by Powerpoint, Handouts or other agreed methods.

Assessment 3 - Written report (45%)- Written report using business writing format/methodology relevant to subject matter - Min 1500 words

Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.


Submission Requirements

Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

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.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task

We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.

We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.

If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.


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.

Assessment Matrix

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