This unit covers examining environmental issues and determine environmental strategies associated with engineering work.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM16006A - Organise and communicate information


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: - undertaking debate on environmental values; - reporting on case studies involving examination of environmental values; - producing inventory of existing environmental conditions; - documenting the findings of the initial environmental assessment; - identifying stakeholders' environmental expectations; - integrating environmental expectations with the overall outcomes of the operation/project; - communicating expected outcomes to stakeholders; - documenting variations between expected and current environmental status; - implementing strategies for improving the environmental outcomes of the project/operation; - evaluating available options; - implementing selected sustainable development options; - developing environmental management plans; - monitoring the implementation of the environmental management plan; - collecting environmental data, and; - reviewing and evaluating implementation strategies.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - environmental conditions of the workplace/process/ operation/procedure; - the procedures for documenting environmental conditions; - applicable environmental legislation and regulations; - the legislative/regulatory reporting and recording requirements; - the tests and testing procedures required to establish environmental conditions; - stakeholders' views on specific options for environmental improvement; - opportunities for integrating project/operation outcomes with environmental improvement options; - variations between expected and current environmental status; - options for improving the environmental status of the project/operation; - the costs/benefits of the identified options; - the concept of sustainable development; - options for sustainable development; - criteria for assessing the feasibility of available options; - the risks and priorities associated with sustainable development; - strategies to implement sustainable development options; - the procedures for communicating sustainable development options to stakeholders; - strategies to implement environmental development plans; - the data necessary to evaluate the implementation of the environmental management plan; - procedures for collecting and documenting environmental data, and; - benchmarks against which implementation strategies can be evaluated.

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