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Unit of competency details

BSBSUS411 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBSUS402 - Implement an environmental management plan 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBSUS403 - Measure, monitor and reduce carbon emissions 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBSUS404 - Assess, implement, monitor and report on waste management 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBSUS405 - Assess, monitor and reduce water use 18/Oct/2020
Supersedes BSBSUS406 - Identify and apply sustainability rating tools 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2020


Training packages that include this unit

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CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 5.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 6.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 5.0-6.2 
CPC - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 5.0-6.4 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 6.0-6.2 
CSC - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 3.0-4.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 3.0-4.1 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 5.0-5.1 
LGA - Local GovernmentLocal Government 1.0 
CPP - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 11.0-15.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 6.0-7.1 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 7.0-7.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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CUA40220 - Certificate IV in Community CultureCertificate IV in Community Culture
CPP40516 - Certificate IV in Strata Community ManagementCertificate IV in Strata Community Management
RII40320 - Certificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining OperationsCertificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining Operations1-2 
CUA41120 - Certificate IV in Photography and Digital ImagingCertificate IV in Photography and Digital Imaging
DEF40320 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance OperationsCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Operations
BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management PracticeCertificate IV in Project Management Practice
CSC40120 - Certificate IV in Correctional PracticeCertificate IV in Correctional Practice1-2 
DEF40220 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
RII40720 - Certificate IV in Civil ConstructionCertificate IV in Civil Construction1-2 
BSB40120 - Certificate IV in BusinessCertificate IV in Business
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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  17/Dec/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and implement improvements to the environmental sustainability of work practices and monitor their effectiveness.

The unit applies to individuals with responsibility for the practices of a specific work area or who lead a work group or team.

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

Unit Sector

Business Competence – 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. Establish sustainable work contexts

1.1 Identify and assess organisational compliance against environmental legislation, regulations and standards

1.2 Collect data on environmental efficiency in organisational systems and processes

1.3 Analyse data on environmental efficiency and current purchasing strategies and identify areas for improvement

1.4 Consult stakeholders and external data sources on sustainability best practice

1.5 Develop efficiency targets and methods to monitor outcomes

2. Implement sustainable work practices

2.1 Identify and source tools to set efficiency targets

2.2 Implement and integrate efficiency targets with other operational activities

2.3 Support team members to identify possible areas for improved resource efficiency in work areas

2.4 Seek and act on feedback from stakeholders on implementation

3. Monitor performance of sustainable work practices

3.1 Assess outcomes using monitoring method developed

3.2 Document and communicate outcomes to key personnel and stakeholders

3.3 Identify changes required to targets and tools from strategies and improvement plans

3.4 Promote successful strategies in development of new efficiency targets

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Numeracy

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

Oral communication

  • 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

Reading

  • Identifies and analyses texts to determine legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to work area
  • Reviews reported information to evaluate workplace strategies and improvement practices

Writing

  • 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

Initiative and Enterprise

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

Teamwork

  • 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

Planning and organising

  • 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

Technology

  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks and access information

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.

Supersedes but is not equivalent to:

  • BSBSUS402 Implement an environmental management plan
  • BSBSUS403 Measure, monitor and reduce carbon emissions
  • BSBSUS404 Assess, implement, monitor and report on waste management
  • BSBSUS405 Assess, monitor and reduce water use
  • BSBSUS406 Identify and apply sustainability rating tools.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on 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 7.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • implement and monitor at least three environmentally sustainable work practices.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • identify current procedures, practices and compliance requirements in relation to environmental and resource sustainability in the workplace
  • engage and consult with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability improvements, encourage feedback and to report on outcomes
  • plan and organise work group activities to:
  • measure current resource usage
  • evaluate alternative solutions to workplace environmental issues
  • resolve workplace sustainability issues and generate ideas for improvements
  • evaluate and implement strategies to improve resource usage
  • comply with environmental requirements
  • apply continuous improvement approaches to enhance organisation’s sustainability performance
  • apply change management techniques to support sustainability performance.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • compliance requirements for the work area with reference to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and workplace procedures that relate to environmental and sustainability issues
  • relevant internal and external sources of information for the development of efficiency targets
  • benchmarks for environmental and resource sustainability relevant to organisation
  • Australian and international standards for corporate social sustainability
  • continuous improvement approaches for workplace practices
  • resources for monitoring sustainable work practices including:
  • questionnaires and surveys
  • visual calculations
  • supply records and invoices
  • previous internal and external audit documents
  • organisational systems and procedures that relate to environmental and resource sustainability improvements, including:
  • supply chain, procurement and costing strategies
  • quality assurance
  • recommendation development and seeking approvals
  • sales strategies and operations.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • environmental sustainability legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • workplace reference materials for environmental sustainability and practices.

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 Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10