Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: EASC5069C

Course Title: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Important Information:

This course is clustered with the following curse for delivery and assessment:


RMIT Course name

National Code


Communicate in the Workplace


School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3394 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

In this course you will acquire 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.

It applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


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. Measure and record current usage of resources using appropriate techniques.

1.4. Identify and report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel.


2 Comply with environmental regulations

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Follow procedures to ensure compliance.

2.2. Report environmental incidents to appropriate personnel.


3 Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Follow enterprise plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

3.2. Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices in own work area.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is clustered with the following units:

MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace

Learning activities will include the following:

  • practical demonstrations in the production rooms
  • individual and class exercises to acquire and perfect demonstrated skills
  • group discussion and feedback sessions
  • independent project based work under simulated workplace conditions
  • Work practice at home including research
  • Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation


Depending on the group you have joined this program is delivered in the production rooms at RMIT's Brunswick Campus or in a community organisation. In both environments the intention is to provide a teaching space that simulates as much as possible workplace conditions.

Teaching Schedule



Communicate in the workplace

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Home Work


Introduce Units/Semester

Terms and Definitions.

Assessment Task 1: BRIEF

Terms and Definitions

Minor machine maintenance on overlocker, lockstitch machines- {clean oil feed dog and blunt blade}

Read  section 1; 2 and 3 in the manual

“Communication in the Workplace”




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work


Assessment Task 1: IN CLASS TEST

Terms and Definitions


Discuss Australian Standards.

Watch  a video on YOUTUBE

“The story of stuff”


Discussion on the Story of Stuff

Discussion on the Story of Stuff

The story of stuff



RMIT - Workplace policies and procedures. Chain of command

Garment life cycle (Pam Stecker book)


RMIT - Workplace policies and procedures. Chain of command


Assessment Task 2: BRIEF

Chain of Command

Research other workplace policies within the TCF Industry




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Receive and relay messages

Emails activity handout



Emails activity


Work in stimulated environment

Sustainable Pattern Making & Sewing




Work in stimulated environment of a Pattern making room


Sustainable Pattern Making continued


Read first section and research 2 websites from Manual –upload pictures from websites




(Term break)




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work



Chain of command assessment

Handout sustainability manual



Assessment Task 2: DUE DATE

Chain of Command


Assessment Task 3: BRIEF

Sustainability Manual



Read Manual on Sustainability


Discuss Manual, Student’s to continue completing manual

Continue completing manual

Research information in manual




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Discuss manual and report

Continue completing manual

Research information in manual


Discuss manual and report

Continue completing manual

Research information in manual


Discuss manual and report


Continue completing manual

Research information in manual





15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Assessment Task 3: DUE DATE

Sustainability TEST

Sight sustainability manual



Spec Sheet exercise: pattern making skirt




Pattern making bodice:

Complete assembly plan and Quality Report.








Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The production rooms are equipped with one lockstitch sewing machine per learner complete with all necessary bobbins and other equipment, including different feet and  attachments for hemming etc.  

One overlocker per group is also provided and patterns. drawing rules, drawing Instruments, cutting equipment, small tools, machine oil and sundry items, cutting table, fabric, material, yarn and other resources.

The student is expected to arrange for the use of a lockstitich machine (a domestic machine is sufficient) for practice and work on projects at home between sessions and to put together an equipment kit for personal use during the delivery session and for homework. The kit will include clippers, bobbins and bobbin case, tape measure, pins etc. A lsit of items will be given at induction. (Alternatively an equipment kit can be purchased from the School).

The student will also need access to the use a smart phone or computer with internet connection in order to upload pictures of their completed work.

In addition there are extensive resource in RMIT's libraries and in particular at Brunswick's Fashion and Textile collection which is of great interest to the student studying clothing production. In addition the library provides guides and subject specialist help via Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include activities to show theoretical understanding, practical demonstration and questioning. There are three main assessments and full assessment briefs will be provided.

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Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis whilst you are working on your skills and whilst working on your projects and relevant feedback will be given to allow you to develop towards competency. In addition you will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.


Task Name

Commencement Week

Assessment due


Terms and Definitions

Week 1

Week 2


Chain of Command

Week 4

Week 9


Sustainability Manual & Test

Week 9

Week 14

CA: Competency AchievedResults that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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