Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5399 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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.

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Annie Barry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5493

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 sustainably 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

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

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • 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:
  • correct use of equipment and vehicles
  • minimising fuel consumption
  • 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

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • environmental issues relating to:
  • life cycle of products: re-new, re-use and recycle
  • relevant environmental regulations
  • renewable energy
  • environmental organisational policies, procedures and protocols
  • environmental sustainability policy management strategy features:
  • contract requirements
  • energy efficiency systems and procedures
  • internal and external audits
  • training and monitoring of personnel performance following training
  • waste prevention and minimisation
  • environmental education
  • marketing principles and stakeholder identification strategies
  • recycling requirements
  • quality assurance systems and best practice models
  • reviewing effectiveness of new procedures and processes
  • targets for carbon emissions reduction, cleaner production and lean management
  • 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:
  • dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • 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.