This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices. This unit requires the ability to conduct research of the current land condition, capability, uses and practices, and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities.

This unit applies to operation or program managers who are responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating sport, recreation or fitness programs and activities across a range of activity areas. They work autonomously with responsibility for management of resources and upholding of sustainable work practices.

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: - plan and conduct at least three sessions in two or more open space environments to minimise environmental impacts of sport, fitness or recreation activities; - for each of the sessions incorporate: local government requirements; industry codes of practice; provision of advice to clients regarding the use of open spaces, and; management of client behaviour in open spaces, and; - provide feedback on the environmental impact of at least five sport, fitness or recreation activities conducted in open spaces.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legislation, regulations and land management requirements and guidelines: - permits in national parks or on land under control of traditional owners; - restrictions on camp site operations and use of open fires; - global environmental issues, in particular a layperson understanding of the science associated with: climate change; energy; land management; waste and consumption, and; water; - environmental and social impacts of sport, fitness or recreation industry in relation to global environmental issues in particular sites and communities; - practical sustainability considerations for sport, fitness or recreation operations; - minimal impact techniques and procedures; - biophysical and socio-cultural elements in an environment and the relationship between them, and; - information collection techniques for monitoring environmental and social impact, including what is observed and measured and how specific data is recorded.

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