Unit of competency details

MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 15/Dec/2015

Usage recommendation:
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Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesSupersedes and is equivalent to MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 14/Dec/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PMC - Manufactured Mineral ProductsManufactured Mineral Products 1.0 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 1.0 
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 1.0 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 1.0-1.1 
MSS - SustainabilitySustainability 1.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-2.1 
MSL - Laboratory OperationsLaboratory Operations 1.0 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 2.0-3.1 
MEM - Manufacturing and EngineeringManufacturing and Engineering 1.2 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PMC60116 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral ProductsAdvanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products 
PMC50116 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral ProductsDiploma of Manufactured Mineral Products 
PMC40116 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral ProductsCertificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products 
PMC30116 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral ProductsCertificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products 
PMC20116 - Certificate II in Manufactured Mineral ProductsCertificate II in Manufactured Mineral Products 
PMB40116 - Certificate IV in Polymer TechnologyCertificate IV in Polymer Technology 
PMB30116 - Certificate III in Polymer ProcessingCertificate III in Polymer Processing 
PMB20116 - Certificate II in Polymer ProcessingCertificate II in Polymer Processing 
PMA60116 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology 
PMA50116 - Diploma of Process Plant TechnologyDiploma of Process Plant Technology 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059999 Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059999 Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies, N.e.c.  29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

This unit of competency applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.

This unit of competency applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

HSE

Unit Sector

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1

Identify current resource use and environmental issues 

1.1

Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues

1.2

Identify resources used in own work role

1.3

Find out current usage of resources

2

Comply with environmental regulations 

2.1

Read and follow environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state/territory and local government laws, by-laws, regulations and mandated codes of practice, and codes and standards that the organisation applies voluntarily

2.2

Ask questions and seek clarification relating to environmental work requirements

2.3

Identify incidents, including breaches or potential breaches of environmental regulations and occurrences outside of standard procedures, and report to appropriate personnel

2.4

Report environmental incidents using workplace forms and procedures

3

Seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency 

3.1

Follow workplace procedures to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

3.2

Make suggestions for improvements to environmental workplace practices and work plans

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Regulatory framework 

The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used, and include one or more of the following:

  • legislative requirements, including work health and safety (WHS)
  • industry codes of practice and guidelines
  • environmental regulations and guidelines
  • Australian and other standards
  • licence and certification requirements

Procedures 

All operations must be performed in accordance with relevant procedures.

Procedures are written, verbal, visual, computer-based or in some other form, and include one or more of the following:

  • work instructions
  • standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • safe work method statements (SWMS)
  • formulas/recipes
  • batch sheets
  • temporary instructions
  • any similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant

Environmental and resource efficiency issues 

Environmental and resource efficiency issues include minimisation of environmental risks and maximisation of opportunities to improve business environmental performance and to promote more efficient production and consumption of natural resources. They include one or more of the following:

  • minimisation of waste through implementation of the waste management hierarchy
  • contribution to climate change and other macro threats that can arise from materials and work processes used
  • efficient and effective use of energy and other resources
  • seeking alternative sources of energy
  • efficient use of materials and appropriate disposal of waste
  • use of controls to minimise the risk of environmental damage from hazardous substances
  • efficient water use
  • reducing emissions
  • life cycle analysis applied to issues, such as energy supply, materials, transport and production

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=d1287d36-dff4-4e9f-ad2c-9d6270054027

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and must include the ability to:

  • find out resources used in own job, including one or more of:
  • making simple measurements, consistent with the job
  • counting the number of items entering/leaving a work area
  • reading indicators in the work area
  • obtaining relevant information from support personnel
  • follow environmental policies and identify potential breaches of environmental regulations
  • suggest improvements within the limit of own authority.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • a basic understanding of:
  • sustainability
  • the contribution to climate change and other macro threats that can arise from materials and work processes used
  • the environmental hazards/risks, resource use and inefficiencies associated with own workplace and job
  • the relevant environmental and resource efficiency policies and procedures for own work area
  • the impact of laws and regulations at a level relevant to the work context.

Assessment Conditions

  • The unit should be assessed holistically and the judgement of competence based on a holistic assessment of the evidence.
  • The collection of performance evidence:
  • should occur over a range of situations
  • will typically include a supervisor/third-party report focusing on consistent performance and problem recognition and solving. A supervisor /third-party report must be prepared by someone who has a direct, relevant, current relationship with the person being assessed and who is in a position to form a judgement on workplace performance relevant to the unit of competency
  • will typically include the use of appropriate tools, equipment and documents
  • may use industry-based simulation for all or part of the unit particularly where safety, lack of opportunity or significant cost is an issue.
  • Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible, or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment reflecting realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Assessment in a simulated environment should use evidence collected from one or more of:
  • walk-throughs
  • pilot plant operation
  • demonstration of skills
  • industry-based case studies/scenarios
  • ‘what ifs’.
  • Knowledge evidence may be collected concurrently with performance evidence (provided a record is kept) or through an independent process, such as workbooks, written assessments or interviews (provided a record is kept).
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.
  • The regulatory framework will be reflected in workplace policies and procedures and is not required to be independently assessed.
  • Foundation skills are integral to competent performance of the unit and should not be assessed separately.
  • As a minimum, assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=d1287d36-dff4-4e9f-ad2c-9d6270054027

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