This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to manage environmental management practices and processes in building and construction, as part of the organisation's overall management system. To successfully manage practices and processes requires knowledge of current trends in environmental practices and methodologies, statistical analysis and legislative requirements.

Unit details

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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: - analytical skills, including the ability to assess variations in environmental management performance and identify reasons for those variations; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - liaise with subcontractors, staff and clients, as well as with local or regulatory authorities on matters relating to site conditions or approvals; - notify personnel of meetings; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans, specifications and drawings; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - complete site communication requirements; - record and report relevant information; - numeracy skills to apply calculations; - evaluation skills to evaluate previous environmental management performance and identify strengths and weaknesses of the process; - management skills, including the ability to develop and implement environmental management plans that improve organisational compliance with environmental obligations and responsibilities; - problem solving skills, including the ability to identify environmental management issues and address these before they become contentious or dangerous, and; - staff management skills to effectively manage personnel in the administration of organisational environmental management systems.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - benchmarking and the establishment of environmental goals; - current trends in environmental management and controls; - environmental management practices and methodologies; - legal and regulatory obligations implicit in environmental requirements; - penalties for various breaches of environmental obligations and conformance requirements; - relevant licensing arrangements, and; - statistical analysis methodologies.

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