This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop and implement policies and procedures to continuously support resource efficiency and environmentally sustainable work practices.

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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: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret complex and formal documents, such as policy and legislation; - suit different audiences and support information flow between various internal and external stakeholders, using language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - written skills to prepare written reports requiring:precision of expression and language and structures suited to the intended audience; - analyse problems; - apply knowledge about policy to devise policies and procedures around environmental and water, energy and resource efficiency and new technologies; - identify improvements and customer service; - research, analyse and present information and techniques; - respond to diversity, including the ability to relate to different genders and people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities; - team work for consultation and validation of policies and procedures, and; - technology skills for use of software systems, communication, and creating documents and reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - benchmarking against best practice approaches and support for new approaches; - knowledge of best practice approaches relevant to industry and work area; - knowledge of environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations, compliance and codes of practice applicable to industry and organisation; - knowledge of policy development processes and practices and other relevant organisational policies, procedures and protocols; - principles, practices and available products, tools, technology and techniques of sustainability management relevant to the particular industry context; - quality assurance systems relevant to own organisation; - relevant products, technology, systems and procedures to aid in the achievement of sustainability in the workplace, including environmental and energy efficiency products, technology, issues, systems and procedures specific to industry practice; - sustainability principles and concepts; - terms and conditions of employment, and; - understanding of how the business can contribute to environmental sustainability.

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