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Unit of competency details

BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBSUS301 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesRecoded to meet AQF standards 13/Jan/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBSUS411 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 14/Jan/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050999 Environmental Studies, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050999 Environmental Studies, N.e.c.  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0.

Version created to better align unit to AQF level.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.

It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

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

Unit Sector

Industry Capability – Sustainability

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. Investigate current practices in relation to resource usage

1.1 Identify environmental regulations applying to the enterprise

1.2 Analyse procedures for assessing compliance with environmental/sustainability regulations

1.3 Collect information on environmental and resource efficiency systems and procedures, and provide to the work group where appropriate

1.4 Collect, analyse and organise information from a range of sources to provide information/advice and tools/resources for improvement opportunities

1.5 Measure and document current resource usage of members of the work group

1.6 Analyse and document current purchasing strategies

1.7 Analyse current work processes to access information and data to assist in identifying areas for improvement

2. Set targets for improvements

2.1 Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and specialists

2.2 Access external sources of information and data as required

2.3 Evaluate alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues

2.4 Set efficiency targets

3. Implement performance improvement strategies

3.1 Source and use appropriate techniques and tools to assist in achieving efficiency targets

3.2 Apply continuous improvement strategies to own work area of responsibility, including ideas and possible solutions to communicate to the work group and management

3.3 Implement and integrate environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans for own work group with other operational activities

3.4 Supervise and support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices and resource efficiency in work area

3.5 Seek suggestions and ideas about environmental and resource efficiency management from stakeholders and act upon where appropriate

3.6 Implement costing strategies to fully utilise environmental assets

4. Monitor performance

4.1 Use and/or develop evaluation and monitoring, tools and technology

4.2 Document and communicate outcomes to report on efficiency targets to key personnel and stakeholders

4.3 Evaluate strategies and improvement plans

4.4 Set new efficiency targets, and investigate and apply new tools and strategies

4.5 Promote successful strategies and reward participants where possible

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1-1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 2.3, 3.1

  • Identifies and analyses complex texts to determine legislative, regulatory and business requirements
  • Reviews reported information to evaluate workplace strategies and improvement practices

Writing

1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1-3.3, 4.4, 4.5

  • Documents findings of investigations from written and oral sources according to organisational requirements
  • Provides updates about progress using formats and language appropriate to the audience and context

Oral Communication

2.1, 2.2, 3.3-3.5, 4.4, 4.5

  • Presents information and seeks advice using structure and language appropriate to audience
  • Participates in discussions using listening and questioning to elicit the views of others and to clarify or confirm understanding

Numeracy

1.5, 2.4, 3.1, 3.6, 4.4

  • Analyses numerical information to measure usage and calculates metric measurements, quantities/ratios and financial data using appropriate tools

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2

  • Recognises and follows legislative requirements and organisational policies and procedures associated with own role

Interact with others

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3-3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with internal and external stakeholders to seek or share information
  • Collaborates and consults with a range of stakeholders to achieve shared understanding of individual roles in meeting objectives

Get the work done

1.2, 1.4-1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4

  • Develops plans to manage routine and non-routine tasks for own work group with an awareness of how they contribute to the broader organisation
  • Uses systematic, analytical processes to set environmental targets, gather relevant information, identify and evaluate alternative approaches
  • Evaluates outcomes of decisions to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks and access information

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Recoded to meet AQF standards

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0.

Version created to better align unit to AQF level.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • analyse information from a range of sources to identify current procedures, practices and compliance requirements in relation to environmental and resource sustainability
  • consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to seek input and encourage engagement with developing and implementing sustainability improvements, encourage feedback and suggestions and report on outcomes
  • plan and organise work group activities to:
  • measure current resource usage
  • solve problems and generate ideas for improvements
  • evaluate and implement strategies to improve resource usage
  • plan, implement and integrate improvements into operations
  • meet environmental requirements
  • apply continuous improvement approach to sustainability performance
  • apply change management techniques to support sustainability performance.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify relevant internal and external sources of information and explain how they can be used to identify sustainability improvements
  • explain the compliance requirements for the work area with reference to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace procedures that relate to environmental and resource issues
  • outline common environmental and energy efficiency issues within the industry
  • give examples of benchmarks for environmental and resource sustainability that are relevant to the organisation
  • outline organisational systems and procedures that relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements including:
  • supply chain, procurement and purchasing
  • quality assurance
  • making recommendations and seeking approvals

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the sustainability field of work and include access to:

  • relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • relevant workplace documentation and resources
  • case studies or, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

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

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10