This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.  It includes identifying current resource usage, complying with environmental regulations and implementing performance improvement strategies to reduce negative environmental impacts of 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: - assisting with enterprise plans to improve resource efficiency; - communicating effectively with others when questioning, listening, liaising and imparting knowledge; - complying with environmental regulations; - identifying and measuring current resource use; - identifying and minimising hazards and risks; - organising work methodically and prioritising duties; - reading and interpreting job sheet, work requirements or safety data sheets (SDSs)/material safety data sheets (MSDSs); - solving problems; - working in a team; - working safely and efficiently, and; - writing reports.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - environmental issues relating to: life cycle of products: re-new, re-use and recycle; workplace/site; - features of an environmental management strategy; - work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements relating to: dangerous goods and hazardous substances; WHS/OHS hierarchy of control; - sustainability management principles, practices, tools and techniques relevant to the transport and logistics industry context, and; - service requirements for transport and logistics.

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