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Unit of competency details

BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify performance criteria 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Training packages that include this unit

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UET - Transmission, Distribution and Rail SectorTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector 1.0 
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 1.0-5.1 
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.2 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 3.1 
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-4.0 
SIF - Funeral ServicesFuneral Services 2.1 
SHB - Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training PackageHairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package 2.0-3.0 
SFL - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
SFI - Seafood IndustrySeafood Industry 1.0 
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 2.0-3.0 
ICT - Information and Communications TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology 1.0-5.0 
ICP - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 1.0-3.0 
HLT - HealthHealth 2.0-4.1 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 1.0-4.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-3.1 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-4.1 
CSC - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 1.0-1.1 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 14.4-14.5 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-5.0 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0-5.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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UET60319 - Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsAdvanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems Operations 
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UET50219 - Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems 
TLI50515 - Diploma of Deployment LogisticsDiploma of Deployment Logistics 1-2 
SIT60316 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality Management 
SIT60216 - Advanced Diploma of Event ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Event Management 
SIT60116 - Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management 
SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality ManagementDiploma of Hospitality Management 
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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  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances.

It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

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. 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, outcomes and performance indicators

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 about expected outcomes, activities to be undertaken and assigned responsibilities

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 for recording systems to track 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

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, 1.2, 4.2, 4.3

  • Identifies, analyses and evaluates complex textual information to determine legislative and regulatory requirements, trends and outcomes

Writing

1.2-1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4

  • Researches, plans and prepares documentation using format and language appropriate to context, organisational requirements and audience

Oral Communication

1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1

  • Presents information and seeks advice using 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, 4.3

  • Interprets and uses mathematical equations to calculate numerical information relating to time durations and costs

Navigate the world of work

1.1-1.6, 3.1, 4.4

  • Develops, monitors and modifies organisational policies and procedures in accordance with legislative requirements and organisation goals

Interact with others

1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with internal and external stakeholders to seek or share information
  • Plays a lead role in consulting and negotiating positive outcomes with a range of stakeholders

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

  • Plans, organises and implements work activities of self and others that ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures, and legislative requirements
  • Sequences and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation, and manages relevant communication
  • Uses systematic, analytical processes in relatively complex, situations, setting goals, gathering relevant information, and identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteria
  • Evaluates outcomes of decisions to identify opportunities for improvement

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Minor edits to clarify performance criteria

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.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 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • scope and develop organisational policies and procedures that comply with legislative requirements and support the organisation’s sustainability goals covering at a minimum:
  • minimising resource use
  • resource efficiency
  • reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use
  • employing life cycle management approaches
  • continuous improvement
  • plan and implement sustainability policy and procedures including:
  • agreed outcomes
  • performance indicators
  • activities to be undertaken
  • assigned responsibilities
  • record keeping, review and improvement processes
  • consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to generate engagement with sustainability policy development, implementation and continuous improvement
  • review and improve sustainability policies.

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:

  • outline the environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to the organisation identify internal and external sources of information and explain how they can be used to plan and develop the organisation’s sustainability policy
  • explain policy development processes and practices
  • outline organisational systems and procedures that relate to sustainability
  • outline typical barriers to implementing policies and procedures in an organisation and possible strategies to address them.

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 and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

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