fbpx

Get Cheapest Assignment in Australia, UK, US, UAE, Canada and NZ Order Now

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

0 Comments

  BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Learner Workbook Version 2.0

Instructions to Learner

Assessment instructions

Overview

Prior to commencing the assessments, your trainer/assessor will explain each assessment task and the terms and conditions relating to the submission of your assessment task. Please consult with your trainer/assessor if you are unsure of any questions. It is important that you understand and adhere to the terms and conditions, and address fully each assessment task. If any assessment task is not fully addressed, then your assessment task will be returned to you for resubmission. Your trainer/assessor will remain available to support you throughout the assessment process.

Written work

Assessment tasks are used to measure your understanding and underpinning skills and knowledge of the overall unit of competency. When undertaking any written assessment tasks, please ensure that you address the following criteria:

  • Address each question including any sub-points
  • Demonstrate that you have researched the topic thoroughly
  • Cover the topic in a logical, structured manner
  • Your assessment tasks are well presented, well referenced and word processed
  • Your assessment tasks include your full legal name on the cover, assessment cover sheet and assessment record pages.

Active participation

It is a condition of enrolment that you actively participate in your studies. Active participation is completing all the assessment tasks on time.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own. Plagiarism is a serious act and may result in a learner’s exclusion from a course. When you have any doubts about including the work of other authors in your assessment, please consult your trainer/assessor. The following list outlines some of the activities for which a learner can be accused of plagiarism:

  • Presenting any work by another individual as one’s own unintentionally
  • Handing in assessments markedly similar to or copied from another learner
  • Presenting the work of another individual or group as their own work
  • Handing in assessments without the adequate acknowledgement of sources used, including assessments taken totally or in part from the internet.

If it is identified that you have plagiarised within your assessment, then a meeting will be organised to discuss this with you, and further action may be taken accordingly.

Collusion

Collusion is the presentation by a learner of an assignment as their own that is, in fact, the result in whole or in part of unauthorised collaboration with another person or persons. Collusion involves the cooperation of two or more learners in plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct and, as such, both parties are subject to disciplinary action. Collusion or copying from other learners is not permitted and will result in a “0” grade and NYC.

Assessments must be typed using document software such as (or similar to) MS Office. Handwritten assessments will not be accepted (unless, prior written confirmation is provided by the trainer/assessor to confirm).

Competency outcome

There are two outcomes of assessments: S = Satisfactory and NS = Not Satisfactory (requires more training and experience).

Once the learner has satisfactorily completed all the tasks for this module the learner will be awarded “Competent” (C) or “Not yet Competent” (NYC) for the relevant unit of competency.

If you are deemed “Not Yet Competent” you will be provided with feedback from your assessor and will be given another chance to resubmit your assessment task(s).  If you are still deemed as “Not Yet Competent” you will be required to re-enrol in the unit of competency.

Additional evidence

If we, at our sole discretion, determine that we require additional or alternative information/evidence in order to determine competency, you must provide us with such information/evidence, subject to privacy and confidentiality issues. We retain this right at any time, including after submission of your assessments.

Confidentiality

We will treat anything, including information about your job, workplace, employer, with strict confidence, in accordance with the law. However, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not provide us with anything regarding any third party including your employer, colleagues and others, that they do not consent to the disclosure of. While we may ask you to provide information or details about aspects of your employer and workplace, you are responsible for obtaining necessary consents and ensuring that privacy rights and confidentiality obligations are not breached by you in supplying us with such information.

Assessment appeals process

If you feel that you have been unfairly treated during your assessment, and you are not happy with your assessment and/or the outcome as a result of that treatment, you have the right to lodge an appeal. You must first discuss the issue with your trainer/assessor. If you would like to proceed further with the request after discussions with your trainer/assessor, you need to lodge your appeal to the course coordinator, in writing, outlining the reason(s) for the appeal.

Recognised prior learning

Candidates will be able to have their previous experience or expertise recognised on request.

Special needs

Candidates with special needs should notify their trainer/assessor to request any required adjustments as soon as possible. This will enable the trainer/assessor to address the identified needs immediately.

Assessment requirements

Assessment can either be:

  • Direct observation
  • Product-based methods e.g. reports, role plays, work samples
  • Portfolios – annotated and validated
  • Questioning

The assessment activities in this workbook assess aspects of all the elements, performance criteria, skills and knowledge and performance requirements of the unit of competency.

To demonstrate competence in this unit you must undertake all activities in this workbook and have them deemed satisfactory by the assessor. If you do not answer some questions or perform certain tasks, and therefore you are deemed to be Not Yet Competent, your trainer/assessor may ask you supplementary questions to determine your competence. Once you have demonstrated the required level of performance, you will be deemed competent in this unit.

Should you still be deemed Not Yet Competent, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your assessments or appeal the result.

As part of the assessment process, all learners must abide by any relevant assessment policies as provided during induction.

If you feel you are not yet ready to be assessed or that this assessment is unfair, please contact your assessor to discuss your options. You have the right to formally appeal any outcome and, if you wish to do so, discuss this with your trainer/assessor.

Observation/Demonstration

Throughout this unit, you will be expected to show your competency of the elements through observations or demonstrations. Your trainer/assessor will have a list of demonstrations you must complete or tasks to be observed. The observations and demonstrations will be completed as well as the activities found in this workbook.

An explanation of observations and demonstrations:

Demonstration is off-the-job

A demonstration will require:

  • Performing a skill or task that is asked of you
  • Undertaking a simulation exercise.

Your trainer/assessor will inform you of which one of the above they would like you to do. The observation/demonstration will cover one of the unit’s elements.

The observation/demonstration will take place either in the workplace or the training environment, depending on the task to be undertaken and whether it is an observation or demonstration. Your trainer/assessor will ensure you are provided with the correct equipment and/or materials to complete the task. They will also inform you of how long you have to complete the task.

You should be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and performance criteria required for competency in this unit, as seen in the Learner Guide.

Assessment Cover Sheet

Students: Please fill out this cover sheet clearly and accurately for this student workbook. Make sure you have kept a copy of your work.

Student Name: 
Unique Student Identifier (USI): 
Email: 
Units:BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Trainer/Assessor Name: 
Due Date: 
Declaration: I declare that:
Student’s Signature: 
Date of Submission: 
Student feedback/comments: 

Performance Criteria

1.           Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage

1.1         Identify environmental regulations applying to the enterprise

1.2         Analyse procedures for assessing compliance with environmental/sustainability regulations

1.3         Collect information on environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures, and provide to the work group where appropriate

1.4         Collect, analyse and organise information from a range of sources to provide information/advice and tools/resources for improvement opportunities

1.5         Measure and document current resource usage of members of the work group

1.6         Analyse and document current purchasing strategies

1.7         Analyse current work processes to access information and data to assist in identifying areas for improvement

2.           Set targets for improvements

2.1         Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists

2.2         Access external sources of information and data as required

2.3         Evaluate alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues

2.4         Set efficiency targets

3.           Implement performance improvement strategies

3.1         Source and use appropriate techniques and tools to assist in achieving efficiency targets

3.2         Apply continuous improvement strategies to own work area of responsibility, including ideas and possible solutions to communicate to the work group and management

3.3         Implement and integrate environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans for own work group with other operational activities

3.4         Supervise and support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices and resource efficiency in work area

3.5         Seek suggestions and ideas about environmental and resource efficiency management from stakeholders and act upon where appropriate

3.6         Implement costing strategies to fully utilise environmental assets

4.           Monitor performance

4.1         Use and/or develop evaluation and monitoring, tools and technology

4.2         Document and communicate outcomes to report on efficiency targets to key personnel and stakeholders

4.3         Evaluate strategies and improvement plans

4.4         Set new efficiency targets, and investigate and apply new tools and strategies

4.5         Promote successful strategies and reward participants where possible

ACTIVITIES AND WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Complete the following activities individually or in a group (as applicable to the specific activity and the assessment environment).

Where applicable, a signed observation by either an approved third party or the assessor will need to be included in these activities as proof of completion.

Activity 1A

Estimated Time50 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to identify environmental regulations applying to the enterprise.
ActivityThis session will require access to the internet.   What are the nine “matters of national environmental significance” as determined in the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) 1999? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.   What groups of people are affected by the EPBC? Is your organisation included in any of these groups and if so, which one?         Identify seven different business activities that could be considered as an “action” in terms of actions that may have a significant impact on any of the matters of national environmental significance. What, if any, apply to your organisation? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.   Accessing the “Protected Matters Search Tool” on the Australian Government website at: www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/legislation/environment-protection-and-biodiversity-conservation-act-1999/protected, use the tool to generate a report on the location of your organisation to determine whether there are any matters of national environmental significance within your location. Document your findings in your workbook and if possible, print and attach the report generated.                   Using the internet, find out what other legislation related to the environment is in place within your state or territory. Document your findings in your workbook.                     Does any of the legislation apply to your organisation? If so, what and why?                                                      

Activity 1B

Estimated Time20 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to analyse procedures for assessing compliancewith environmental/sustainability regulations.
ActivityWith which environmental/sustainable regulations does your organisation have to comply in terms of those dictated by:                                   What procedures are in place within your organisation to assess its compliance with these regulations?                           How, if at all, could these procedures be improved?                

Activity 1C

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to collect information on environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures, and provide to the work group where appropriate.
ActivityUsing the internet, research environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures applicable to your organisation and the geographical location of your organisation. Document your findings in your workbook and present to the work group.                                     Suggest three ways of conserving energy within the workplace.   1. 2. 3.       Suggest two ways of conserving water.   1. 2.              

Activity 1D

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to collect, analyse and organise information from a range of sources to provide information/advice and tools/resources for improvement opportunities
ActivityRefer to the waste management system used within an organisation and identify areas in which improvements could be made.               Identify stakeholders within an organisation that could provide you with information and advice about improvements to efficiency.                 Identify a vehicle for one specific stakeholder or group of stakeholders to provide suggestions on how improvements could be made to their area of expertise. Document the findings in your workbook.                        

Activity 1E

Estimated Time20 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to measure and document current resource usage of members of the work group.
ActivityIdentify resources related to environmental management within an organisation that need to be measured for their usage.                 Select one resource that you intend to measure and decide how you are going to measure it.                   Is the usage of the resource governed by any formal regulations? If so, what?             Is the usage of the resource governed by internal organisational guidelines or specifications?                                

Activity 1F

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to analyse and document current purchasing strategies.
ActivityWhat is a purchasing strategy?               What is sustainable procurement?             Adopting a sustainable purchasing strategy can produce a number of benefits to the environment, society and the economy. Name as many as you can for all three areas.               What is a supply chain program?               Select one product sold by an organisation and research its supply chain. Find out whether improvements could be made to the environmental sustainability of the supply chain. Document your findings in your work book.                        

Activity 1G

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to analyse current work processes to access information and data to assist in identifying areas for improvement.
ActivityIdentify the different work processes involved within your organisation in terms of:                                 Identify a single work process in which you are involved and break it down in to small steps.                     Identify how this process impacts on the environment.                               Identify areas that require improvements and suggest ways in which they could be implemented.          

 

Activity 2A

Estimated Time15 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists.
ActivityWhat is a stakeholder?           Why would you require input from specialists when setting targets for improving environmental sustainability?        

 

Activity 2B

Estimated Time45 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to access external sources of information and data as required.
ActivityIdentify an area within a process that you undertake as part of your role in your organisation that you believe requires improvement to environmental sustainability.                         Using the internet, access external sources that provide information and data as required to help identify ways in which improvements could be made. Find and document at least one source from the following types of source:                                                

Activity 2C

Estimated Time40 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to evaluate alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues.
ActivityUsing the alternative solutions in the Learner Guide, evaluate how suitable each one is for your organisation. Document your reasons in your answer.                     Using alternative solutions already identified specifically for your organisation, follow the same process.                                                                

Activity 2D

Estimated Time20 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to set efficiency targets.
ActivityUsing the information you have gathered and the evaluation you have completed over the whole of this chapter, set at least two efficiency targets for your organisation. You will need to ensure that targets are SMART.                                                                                        

Activity 3A

Estimated Time20 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to source and use appropriate techniques and toolsto assist in achieving efficiency targets.
ActivityAccording to the efficiency targets you have set, which invoices from suppliers will you need to examine?                   What other relevant information and data will you need to examine?                       What will you need to measure?                                            

Activity 3B

Estimated Time40 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to apply continuous improvement strategies to own work area of responsibility, including ideas and possible solutions to communicate to the work group and management.
ActivityWhat is continuous improvement?               Who is responsible for applying continuous improvement to processes?             What are the benefits of continuous improvement?                 Identify an area in a process you undertake in your role that you believe could be improved and make a suggestion for a solution.               To whom in your organisation would you communicate your ideas?                            

Activity 3C

Estimated Time1 Hour
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to implement and integrate environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans for own work group with other operational activities and to supervise and support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices and resource efficiency in work area.
ActivityIdentify ten simple green office practices.                                           What is waste management hierarchy?                             State three different waste treatments and identify the one which your organisation uses the most. State whether it is the most environmentally sustainable option for your organisation.                         What is an ecological footprint?                             Visit the WWF Australia website and complete your own ecological footprint. Print it out and attach it your work book. Identify two ways in which you could improve your footprint.                               Identify a product that your organisation manufactures, sells, purchases or uses and list the different people involved in the product stewardship and their responsibilities.                               Using the internet, research and document the opportunities in your state/territory for sustainability covenants/compacts. Document your findings.                                                              

Activity 3D

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to supervise and support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices and resource efficiency in work area.
ActivityWhat are carbon credits?                             Does your organisation purchase carbon credits? If so, where from? If not, use the internet to find a source in your state or territory from which to do so.                             How could you reduce material consumption within your organisation?                                   For each of the following sectors, use the internet to find a company appropriate to your state/territory and organisation from which to purchase renewable energy:                                                                   List the hazardous and/or toxic materials used within your organisation and try and find a non-hazardous/toxic material alternative.          

Activity 3E

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to implement costing strategies to fully utilise environmental assets.
ActivityState five biological assets.                       Under the National Landcare Program, the Community Call to Action targets stakeholders to voluntarily involve themselves in land care projects. Name five different groups of stakeholders.                               Does your organisation participate in the National Landcare Program, and if so, how?                             Why is subsoil such an important environmental asset?                         How can humans damage soil?                           What environmental assets are particularly important to your organisation and why?                                             When implementing costing strategies to fully utilise environmental assets, what values do you need to consider?                                       Does your organisation currently run any shadow products to help sustain the environmental assets and resources it uses?                                                        

Activity 4A

Estimated Time1 hour
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to use and/or develop evaluation and monitoring, tools and technology and to document and communicate outcomes to report on efficiency targets to key personnel and stakeholders.
ActivityReferring back to your SMART targets set in chapter 2.4 determine the following:                                                                 To whom will you need to communicate this information?                   Document your findings from the monitoring and evaluation process in an appropriate format to communicate the information to the relevant key personnel and stakeholders and attach to your workbook. This may take more than one form if necessary and can include the use of technology.                                                                          

Activity 4B

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to evaluate strategies and improvement plans.
ActivityWhy is it important to evaluate strategies and improvement plans?                       For each of your SMART targets, identify and evaluate how effective and/or successful each of the following components was. Seek input from relevant stakeholders in your evaluation and document their contributions.                                                                                                                       For each target identify areas for improvement and suggest ways in which it could be improved.                                                

Activity 4C

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to set new efficiency targets, and investigate and apply new tools and strategies.
ActivityUsing the results of your evaluation and any other relevant information or initiatives, set yourself new SMART efficiency targets.                                   Identify a new strategy you intend to employ in your new targets and explain your reasons for selecting it.                                                        

Activity 4D

Estimated Time30 Minutes
ObjectiveTo provide you with an opportunity to promote successful strategies and reward participants where possible.
ActivityIdentify a successful strategy you have employed and determine and complete the best way to promote it. State to whom you intend to promote it and explain your reasons for choosing this method.                               Identify how you intend to reward the participants in this successful strategy. Explain your reasons for selecting this method.                                                    

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

The major assessments are the major activities designed to assess your skills, knowledge and performance, as required to show competency in this unit. These activities should be completed after finishing the Learner Guide. You should complete these as stated below and as instructed by your trainer/assessor.

Skills, knowledge and performance may be termed as:

  • Skills – skill requirements, required skills, essential skills, foundation skills
  • Knowledge – knowledge requirements, required knowledge, essential knowledge, knowledge evidence
  • Performance – evidence requirements, critical aspects of assessment, performance evidence.

Section A: Skills activity

The skills activity is designed to be a series of demonstrative tasks that should be assessed by observation (by the assessor or third party, depending on the circumstances).

It will demonstrate all of the skills required for this unit of competency – your assessor will provide further instructions to you, if necessary.

Section B: Knowledge activity (Q & A)

The knowledge activity is designed to be a verbal questionnaire where the assessor asks you a series of questions to confirm your competency for all of the required knowledge in the unit of competency.

Section C: Performance activity

The performance activity is designed to be a practical activity performed either in the workplace or a simulated environment. You should demonstrate the required practical tasks for the unit of competency and be observed by the assessor and/or third party, as applicable to the situation. If the third party is required to observe you, you will need to make the required arrangements with them.

If necessary for the activities, you should attached completed written answers, portfolios or any evidence of competency to this workbook.

Section A: Skills activity

Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to show you have the required skills for this unit.

This activity will enable you to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral communication
  • Numeracy
  • Navigate the world of work
  • Interact with other
  • Get the work done

Answer the activity in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements.

This activity should be conducted in a simulated work environment. Tasks will need to be observed and recorded by the assessor in the observations and demonstrations checklist document.

1.As a workplace project (or simulated workplace project), perform a review of the current sustainability practices used within your work area
 This should include:   Reading and analysing relevant texts, numerical information, codes, legislation against current workplace practicesReviewing workplace sustainability information and any relevant reportsGathering information through workplace discussions with others Documenting your findings and assessing outcomes for reporting.          
2.Present your findings to your trainer/the relevant person, to inform and discuss workplace sustainability objectives.  
            

(This page intentionally left blank)

Section B: Knowledge activity (Q & A)

Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to show you have the required knowledge for this unit.

The answers to the following questions will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge of:

  • Relevant internal and external sources and how they can be used to identify sustainability improvements
  • Compliance requirements for the work area with reference to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace procedures that relate to environmental and resource issues
  • Common environmental and energy efficiency issues within the industry
  • Benchmarks for environmental and resource sustainability that are relevant to the organisation
  • Organisational systems and procedures that relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements

Answer each question in as much detail as possible, considering the organisational requirements for each one.

1.Identify the industry sector of an organisation and detail one best practice approach to environmentally sustainable working practices. Explain how this is relevant to your own area of responsibility.
            
2.State the compliance requirements within a work area for all relevant environmental/sustainability legislation, WHS issues and requirements, regulations and codes of practice.
            
3.Identify all environmental and energy efficiency issues, systems and procedures related to an organisation and industry practice.
            
4.What industry benchmarks does an organisation need to follow to maintain correct environmental and resource practices?
            
5.Identify areas for improvement in environmental sustainability within the systems and procedures (as in question 3) through own knowledge and research, and communication with key personnel and stakeholders, taking into account external benchmarks for improving resource use within a work area.
            

(This page intentionally left blank)

Section C: Performance activity

Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate the required performance elements for this unit.

This activity will enable you to demonstrate the following performance evidence:

  • Analyse information from a range of sources to identify current procedures, practices and compliance requirements in relation to environmental and resource sustainability
  • Consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to seek input and encourage engagement with developing and implementing sustainability improvements, encourage feedback and suggestions and report on outcomes
  • Plan and organise work group activities that incorporate sustainable practices
  • Apply continuous improvement approach to sustainability performance
  • Apply change management techniques to support sustainability performance

Answer the activity in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements.

This activity should be in a simulated work environment. Tasks will need to be observed and recorded by the assessor/third party in the observations and demonstrations checklist document.

1.As a simulated workplace project, conduct the following:  
   Gather information on sustainability practices and recommendations from a variety of external sources, in order to analyse if this could be incorporated/used at a workplace (or within your business industry). This may include information from the relevant business sector and business peers, sustainable codes of practice, legislation and information on resources.Conduct a group discussion with the relevant stakeholders at your simulated place of work to assess the feasibility of your research into sustainability and to develop sustainability/resource improvementsProduce a report of your meeting to show your initial research, any recommendations and to document the discussions of your meetingFrom this, produce a plan to show  how the work group activities that incorporate sustainable practices can be organised Implement the work group activities and monitor this to ensure a continuous improvement approach is takenAssist and guide the work group, to support the sustainability changes.          

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *