Course Title: Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5406 Diploma of Business

Course Title: Develop workplace policies and procedures for 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. 

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Course Contact: Anahita (Annie) Barry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5493

Course Contact Email: anahita.barry@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement workplace sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.

The unit applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces. These individuals also engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

'Sustainability' in this unit refers to a broad approach that focuses on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact, as well as proactive value creation in these areas.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Elements:

1. Prepare workplace sustainability policies

2. Implement workplace sustainability policies

3. Review implementation of workplace sustainability policies


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 sustainability policies and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • develop and implement workplace policies and procedures for sustainability on at least one occasion, including:
  • implementing sustainability policy and procedures into wider organisational policies and procedures
  • consulting and communicating with relevant stakeholders to generate engagement with sustainability policy development, implementation and continuous improvement.


Knowledge Evidence

  • Australian and international standards relating to corporate sustainability
  • environmental and sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to organisation
  • internal and external sources of information and their use in planning and developing organisational sustainability policies and procedures
  • elements required for the development of organisational sustainability policies and processes including:
  • agreed outcomes of the policy and procedures
  • policy timeframes and costs
  • performance indicators
  • activities to be undertaken
  • assigned responsibilities
  • record keeping, review and improvement processes
  • common sustainability issues with organisational systems and procedures
  • typical barriers to implementing policies and procedures in an organisation and possible strategies to address them


Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • corporate sustainability legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • organisational documentation on sustainability and sustainable practices.

 Feedback

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.