Unit of competency details

AHCWRK202 - Observe environmental work practices (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCWRK202A - Observe environmental work practicesThis unit is equivalent to AHCWRK202A Observe environmental work practices 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to observe and contribute to positive environmental work practices.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to a variety of job roles throughout industries at various levels.

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for own work.

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

Work (WRK)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Follow environmental workplace practices

1.1 Recognise and follow workplace practices and work instructions relating to potential environmental impacts and seek clarification where necessary

1.2 Respond to changes to work practices and procedures positively and promptly

2. Contribute to improved environmental work practices

2.1 Gather information and suggest improvements to support the development of improved workplace approaches to environmental practices

2.2 Discuss environmental issues and their relationship to workplace practices in the workplace with colleagues and designated personnel

2.3 Make contributions to the review of environmental practices and policies within limits of responsibility

3. Recognise and report on a potential environmental threat

3.1 Recognise signs or symptoms of a potential environmental threat

3.2 Report information about or observations of a potential environmental threat to supervisors or appropriate authorities

3.3 Record the location and extent of the potential environmental threat

4. Maintain environmental records

4.1 Prepare and maintain environmental records as required

4.2 Store environmental records securely in a form accessible for reporting purposes

Foundation Skills

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

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCWRK202A Observe environmental work practices

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • communicate with supervisors and workplace colleagues
  • recognise basic environmental hazards and threats
  • follow workplace directions and instructions related to environment
  • keep simple environmental records
  • use industry standard terminology.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • relevant legislation from all levels of government on environmental issues
  • relevant environmental policies and workplace and industry practices and procedures
  • good practice approaches relevant to work area particularly in regard to minimising environment hazards and risks, and improving environmental performance
  • environmental issues, especially in regard to water catchments, air, noise, ecosystems, habitat, efficient use of resources, sustainability and waste minimisation
  • potential environmental threats and problems relevant to a given region and occupation
  • general work place practices and their potential impact on the environment
  • work health and safety in the context of own work.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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