Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: EASC5074C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Important Information:

This is a cluster course with EMPL5873C (MEM22002A) (Manage Self in the Engineering Environment)

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Amita Iyer
Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Pre-requisite Unit - Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


2. Comply with environmental regulations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Read and follow environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state/territory and local government laws, by-laws, regulations and mandated codes of practice, and codes and standards that the organisation applies voluntarily

2.2 Ask questions and seek clarification relating to environmental work requirements

2.3 Identify incidents, including breaches or potential breaches of environmental regulations and occurrences outside of standard procedures, and report to appropriate personnel

2.4 Report environmental incidents using workplace forms and procedures


3. Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow workplace procedures to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

3.2 Make suggestions for improvements to environmental workplace practices and work plans


1. Identify current resource use and environmental issues.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues

1.2 Identify resources used in own work role

1.3 Find out current usage of resources

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Please refer EMPL5873C (MEM22002A) (Manage Self in the Engineering Environment)

Teaching Schedule

Please refer EMPL5873C (MEM22002A) (Manage Self in the Engineering Environment)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course, you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: SWMS Assessment

Assessment 2: Group Assignment-Sustainable Buildings

These tasks asses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 


Elements/Performance Criteria SWMS Assessment Group Assignment- Sustainable Buildings
1.1    x
1.2 x  x
1.3 x  x
2.1    x
2.2  x  x
2.3   x
2.4 x x
3.1 x x
3.2 x x

Assessment Tasks

Please Refer EMPL5873C (MEM22002A) (Manage Self in the Engineering Environment).

Assessment Matrix

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