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Unit of competency details

ACMSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ACMSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesUpdated to meet Standard Training Packages 28/Nov/2017

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Nov/2017


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/Nov/2017 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to measure current resource use effectively, and to carry out improvements, including those that will reduce the negative impacts of work practices on the environment.

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Environmental Sustainability (SUS)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Identify current resource use

1.1 Identify workplace environmental and resource efficiency issues

1.2 Identify resources used in own work role

1.3 Measure and document current usage of resources

1.4 Report workplace environmental hazards to appropriate personnel

2. Comply with environmental regulations

2.1 Follow procedures and processes to ensure compliance with relevant environmental regulations

2.2 Report breaches or potential breaches of relevant environmental regulations to appropriate personnel

3. Seek opportunities to improve resource efficiency and reduce environmental hazards

3.1 Follow organisation plans to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

3.2 Make suggestions for improvements to workplace practices and resource efficiency

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Numeracy

  • accurately calculate the volume or mass of resource usage in the workplace over a period of time

Oral communication

  • participate actively in work meetings and other opportunities to make suggestions for improved work practices

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ACMSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ACMSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Updated to meet Standard Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with ACM Animal Care and Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit. There must be evidence that the individual has demonstrated that they have contributed on at least two activities regarding environmental sustainability in the workplace and includes:

  • identified and complied with a range of environment/sustainability legislation and procedural requirements relevant to daily responsibilities
  • identified and reported on current resource usage measurements and identified inefficiencies and suggested opportunities for improvements
  • followed organisation information to participate in and support an improved resource efficiency process and reported as required
  • identified and reported environmental hazards/risks in the workplace and suggested opportunities for improvements.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • environmental and resource efficiency procedures and processes applicable to work role
  • methods for the measurement and documentation of usage of resources
  • environmental regulations relevant to the work role in the animal care industry
  • environmental, and resource hazards and risks associated with the animal care sector in which the individual works
  • procedures for reporting environmental and resource hazards and risks, and environment and resource efficiencies and inefficiencies.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of this unit of competency must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in a workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions.
  • specifications:
  • environmental legislation and regulations

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b75f4b23-54c9-4cc9-a5db-d3502d154103