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Unit of competency details

MSS015022 - Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS015002 - Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resourcesUpdated unit code. Range of conditions removed. Assessment requirements amended. 21/Oct/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Oct/2018


Training packages that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 2.0-2.1 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 2.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 4.0-6.1 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 4.0-5.0 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 4.0-6.3 
MSS - SustainabilitySustainability 2.0-4.1 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 3.0-4.1 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 7.0-7.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP60116 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry SustainabilityAdvanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
MSM50316 - Diploma of Production ManagementDiploma of Production Management4-5 
MSF50218 - Diploma of Interior DesignDiploma of Interior Design
PMA60116 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology2-3 
MSS50118 - Diploma of Sustainable OperationsDiploma of Sustainable Operations1-4 
MSS60316 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and PracticesAdvanced Diploma of Competitive Systems and Practices2-4 
MSF50313 - Diploma of Furniture Design and TechnologyDiploma of Furniture Design and Technology5-6 
PMB50121 - Diploma of Polymer TechnologyDiploma of Polymer Technology
DEF50120 - Diploma of Explosive Ordnance ManufactureDiploma of Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
BSB50820 - Diploma of Project ManagementDiploma of Project Management
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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.  22/Oct/2018 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Updated unit code. Range of conditions removed. Assessment requirements amended. Equivalent outcome.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to identify strategies for more sustainable uses of resources. The unit includes the identification of waste (muda) as part of a strategy for achieving better sustainability outcomes in a process as well as quantifying theoretical and actual resource (including energy) consumption.

This unit applies inside organisations and their value chains and specifically applies to the use of resources as part of an overall response to improving sustainability.

Where the carbon footprint (or water footprint or similar) of an organisation or value chain is known, the unit can be applied to developing strategies for the reduction of that footprint. A manager or technical specialist who has a major responsibility for sustainability as part of a broader work role would typically undertake this, or sustainability may be their primary work responsibility.

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Sustainable operations

Unit Sector

Not applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1

Quantify resource consumption 

1.1

Identify all significant resources used by process

1.2

Identify consumption measurements available for each resource

1.3

Quantify consumption for each resource

2

Quantify resource loss 

2.1

Determine theoretical consumption of each resource

2.2

Compare theoretical consumption with actual consumption

2.3

Quantify loss (emission) for each resource

3

Recommend strategies for reducing muda (waste) 

3.1

Short-list high emission process steps

3.2

Analyse process to identify emission steps or locations

3.3

Determine root cause of emission

3.4

Investigate methods for reducing emission

3.5

Develop strategies and recommendations for improvement

4

Prepare resources use audit report 

4.1

Identify purpose of report and key stakeholders

4.2

Compile data, implications and recommendations

4.3

Consult with stakeholders

4.4

Write and present report

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

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

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSS015002 Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources.

Links

The MSS Sustainability Companion Volume implementation Guides are available from VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Updated unit code. Range of conditions removed. Assessment requirements amended. Equivalent outcome.

Performance Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has completed the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, and:

  • quantified significant resource consumption and emission using materials balancing for at least 1 organisation or value chain, including developing strategies for reducing emissions and preparing and presenting a resources use audit report.

Knowledge Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has knowledge of:

  • the concept of muda (waste) and muda categories
  • muda reduction methods and strategies
  • methods and uses of material balancing
  • methods and uses of energy balancing
  • methods of comparing theoretical with actual resource consumption
  • methods for mapping processes and resources consumed
  • methods of measuring actual resource usage
  • AS/NZS ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems or its authorised replacement.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions, contingencies, facilities, equipment and resources.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

The MSS Sustainability Companion Volume implementation Guides are available from VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5b04f318-804f-4dc0-9463-c3fb9a3fe998