This unit (BSBSUS201) describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements, including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices. It applies to individuals, working under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions, and work in an environmentally sustainable manner within scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.

Unit details

Study level:
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 performance criteria: - locate and interpret a range of environment/sustainability legislation and procedural requirements; - participate in and support discussions for an improved resource efficiency process; - identify, document and measure usage of resources, and; - collaborate with team members on suggestions for improving workplace practices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify environmental and resource hazards/risks as well as environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to own role; - outline sustainability requirements in the workplace; - identify reporting channels and procedures to report breaches and potential issues, and; - identify where to find environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures.

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