This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.  It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - 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 to: - measure current resource usage; - solve problems and generate ideas for improvements; - evaluate and implement strategies to improve resource usage; - plan, implement and integrate improvements into operations; - meet environmental requirements; - apply continuous improvement approach to sustainability performance, and; - apply change management techniques to support sustainability performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify relevant internal and external sources of information and explain how they can be used to identify sustainability improvements; - explain the compliance requirements for the work area with reference to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace procedures that relate to environmental and resource issues; - outline common environmental and energy efficiency issues within the industry; - give examples of benchmarks for environmental and resource sustainability that are relevant to the organisation, and; - outline organisational systems and procedures that relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements including: supply chain, procurement and purchasing; quality assurance; making recommendations and seeking approvals.

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