Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5369 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Sam Menai

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8805

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace environmental sustainability policy and procedures.

It includes developing, communicating and implementing a workplace environmental sustainability policy as well as reviewing and modifying this policy when circumstances change.

Environmental sustainability policy can involve an integrated approach to sustainability, which includes environmental, economic and social aspects, or a narrower one to focus on each aspect individually.

This unit applies to individuals who address the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to develop approaches to environmental sustainability within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIU0001 Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability


1 Develop workplace environmental sustainability policy

2 Communicate the policy

3 Implement the policy

4 Review policy implementation

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace environmental sustainability policy and procedures.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • applying change management techniques
  • applying quality assurance practices
  • applying strategic and complex problem solving techniques
  • communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • conducting feasibility studies
  • developing strategies for eco driving and energy efficiency solutions
  • developing, implementing, communicating and validating organisational environmental sustainability policy
  • developing and applying diagnostic techniques
  • developing performance measures for:
  1. correct use of equipment and vehicles
  2. minimising fuel consumption
  3. equipment and vehicle maintenance and servicing
  • reading and interpreting complex and formal documents
  • researching, planning and evaluating environmental and energy efficiency requirements
  • managing risk
  • planning and organising work
  • thinking strategically
  • using emergency and personal protective equipment
  • using information technology and a range of computer software programs to manage and store information
  • working in a team
  • writing precise and comprehensive reports for different audiences.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • environmental issues relating to:
  1. life cycle of products: re-new, re-use and recycle
  2. relevant environmental regulations
  3. renewable energy
  • environmental organisational policies, procedures and protocols
  • environmental sustainability policy management strategy features:
  1. contract requirements
  2. energy efficiency systems and procedures
  3. internal and external audits
  4. training and monitoring of personnel performance following training
  5. waste prevention and minimisation
  6. environmental education
  7. marketing principles and stakeholder identification strategies
  8. recycling requirements
  9. quality assurance systems and best practice models
  10. reviewing effectiveness of new procedures and processes
  11. targets for carbon emissions reduction, cleaner production and lean management
  12. work and supply chain procedures
  • policy development processes and practices
  • relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, and codes of practice
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements relating to:
  1. dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  2. WHS/OHS hierarchy of control.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.