This Competency Standard Unit specifies the outcomes for the collecting, interpretation and application of environmental management information, the identification of environmental impacts and the assessment of risks. It also consists of monitoring while implementing environmentally sustainable work polices and plans an, the development of modifications as part of the review process.

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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 and knowledge: - provisions of relevant environmental legislation; - notion of sustainable work practice; - effects of neglecting sustainable work practice; - the greenhouse effect - causes, consequences; - international and national greenhouse imperatives; - the role of regulators and similar bodies; - economic benefits of sustainable initiatives; - techniques for reducing the use of carbon based energy sources and hence greenhouse gas emissions; - domestic, commercial and industrial strategies; - trade related technologies and methods; - renewable energy technologies; - energy efficient retrofits; - principles and practice of effective sustainable work practice management; - workplace sustainable work practice non compliance, range and selection of control measures; - organisational systems and policies and procedures needed for legislative compliance; - impact of characteristics and composition of the workforce on sustainable work practice management; - relevance of sustainable work practice management to other organisational management policies, procedures and systems; - analysis of entire work environment and judge sustainable work practice interventions; - analysis of relevant workplace data, and; - ability to assess resources needed for risk control.

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