Unit of competency details

AHCWRK511 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCWRK511A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityThis unit is equivalent to AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-3.0 
ACM - Animal Care and Management Training PackageAnimal Care and Management Training Package 2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC60415 - Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management 1-2 
AHC52116 - Diploma of PermacultureDiploma of Permaculture 1-2 
AHC51816 - Diploma of Organic FarmingDiploma of Organic Farming 1-3 
AHC51616 - Diploma of Irrigation ManagementDiploma of Irrigation Management 
AHC51416 - Diploma of Agribusiness ManagementDiploma of Agribusiness Management 
AHC51216 - Diploma of Community Coordination and FacilitationDiploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation 1-2 
AHC51116 - Diploma of Conservation and Land ManagementDiploma of Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC50716 - Diploma of Parks and Gardens ManagementDiploma of Parks and Gardens Management 
AHC50516 - Diploma of ArboricultureDiploma of Arboriculture 1-2 
AHC50416 - Diploma of HorticultureDiploma of Horticulture 1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  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 develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area and analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.

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. Develop workplace sustainability policy

1.1 Define scope of sustainability policy

1.2 Gather information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy

1.3 Identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process

1.4 Include appropriate strategies in policy at all stages of work for minimising resource use, reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use, and employing life cycle management approaches

1.5 Make recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost

1.6 Develop policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity

1.7 Agree to appropriate methods of implementation

1.8 Identify legislative, regulatory and industry requirements relating to environmental sustainability, employment conditions and work health and safety

2. Communicate workplace sustainability policy

2.1 Promote workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome to key stakeholders

2.2 Inform those involved in implementing the policy as to outcomes expected, activities to be undertaken and responsibilities assigned

3. Implement workplace sustainability policy

3.1 Develop and communicate procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy

3.2 Implement strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency

3.3 Establish and assign responsibility to use recording systems for tracking continuous improvements in sustainability approaches

4. Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

4.1 Document outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders

4.2 Investigate successes or otherwise of policy

4.3 Monitor records to identify trends that may require remedial action and use to promote continuous improvement of performance

4.4 Modify policy and or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made

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 AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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:

  • participate in planning, development and implementation of organisational policy that complies with legislative requirements
  • communicate with stakeholders to discuss approaches to policy development and implementation and contribute to the resolution of disputes that may arise due to different points of view
  • develop and monitor policies for analysing data on enterprise resource consumption
  • review policies and identify improvements while benchmarking against industry best practice
  • implement new approaches as required
  • use industry standard terminology.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • best practice approaches relevant to own work area
  • environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to industry and organisation
  • equal employment opportunity, equity and diversity principles and work health and safety implications of policy being developed
  • policy development processes and practices
  • principles, practices and available tools and techniques of sustainability management relevant to the particular industry context
  • quality assurance systems relevant to own organisation
  • relevant industry competency
  • relevant organisational polices, procedures and protocols
  • relevant systems and procedures to aid in the achievement of workplace sustainability.

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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