Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: BUSM8851C

Course Title: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5298 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances.

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

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


1. Develop workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Risk management context is determined. 1.2. Relevant documentation and legislative requirements are reviewed to identify critical requirements of risk management strategy. 1.3. Resource requirements to facilitate achievement of risk management goals and objectives are identified and arranged. 1.4. Roles and responsibilities associated with implementing risk management activities are established according to risk management strategy.


2. Communicate workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Consultative processes are used to determine individual professional development requirements. 2.2. Risk management processes requiring specialist support are identified and personnel or finance support is sought as required. 2.3. Systems to encourage communication flow and feedback are established and maintained to ensure an accurate exchange of information between relevant people. 2.4. Administrative processes are analysed to ensure outcomes are accurately reported and recorded. 2.5. Assessment criteria for measuring level of potential or existing risk and assessment of consequences are developed.


3. Implement workplace sustainability policy

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Risk management system is systematically evaluated to maintain consistency and meet relevant legislative and organisational requirements. 3.2. Factors affecting achievement of risk management strategies are identified and required variations are negotiated and agreed. 3.3. Information, costs and statistics relating to risk management system are collected and analysed. 3.4. Audits of implementation of treatments of risks  are arranged according to risk management system requirements. 3.5. Changes to operating environment and risk or threat to assets are monitored on an ongoing basis, and corrective measures are identified and implemented according to risk management plan.


4. Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Risk management plan is reviewed against established criteria to improve and modify future risk assessment practices. 4.2. Evaluation processes are implemented that incorporate strategies for review, evaluation and comparison of risk management strategies and processes, according to risk management plan. 4.3. Feedback regarding satisfaction with risk assessment practices is collected, analysed and included in evaluation process. 4.4. Business continuity plan covering all aspects of continuity cycle is developed. 4.5. Findings of analysis of risk management system are incorporated into business continuity plan.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to face classes
  • Simulated workplace learning
  • Online learning via Blackboard
  • Other forms of structured teaching and learning

Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Course delivered during 5 weeks

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency.

Assessment 1

Assessment  1

Written report

Assessment  2

Written report


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate Competency

Assessment 1

Assessment  1

Written report

Assessment  2

Written report

Assessment Matrix



 Element/Performance Criteria covered   Assessment 1   Assessment 2
1.1  X  
1.2    X   
1.3   X   
1.4   X   
1.5   X   
1.6   X   
1.7   X  X
2.1   X  
2.2  X  
3.1    X
3.2    X
3.3    X
4.1    X 
4.2  X  X
4.3    X
4.4    X


Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support:  

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission:  

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration:  

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information:  

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


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