Unit of competency details

NWPGEN006 - Implement and manage environmental management policies (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to NWP505B - Implement and manage environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Unit title changed to better reflect unit outcomes. Elements 2 and 3 merged. PC 3.1, 3.2 & 3.3 merged. 06/Dec/2015


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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  29/Apr/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in NWP Water Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to NWP505B Implement and monitor environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice
  • Unit title changed to better reflect unit outcomes
  • Elements 2 and 3 merged
  • PC 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 merged

Application

This unit describes the skills required to organise activities associated with the implementation and management of environmental management policies. The ability to consult with stakeholders effectively and interpret complex information is central to effective performance.

This unit applies to those working as managers with responsibility for environmental management within the organisation.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, supervising staff, while performing sophisticated tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

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

Competency Field

General

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Gather environmental management information 

1.1 Review and interpret the organisation environmental policies and plans against current environmental legislation and perceived stakeholder attitudes and expectations.

1.2 Identify all stakeholders and their relationship with the enterprise and their impact on, or relationship with, policies and plans.

1.3 Identify the available resources to implement policies and plans.

1.4 Confirm responsibilities and authorities as outlined in the policies and plans.

1.5 Establish best practice procedures for the implementation of management plans.

2. Implement and monitor environmental policies and plans 

2.1 Develop and apply environmental management processes and workplace procedures to achieve policy.

2.2 Monitor the effectiveness of policies and plans against objectives, timelines and key performance indicators.

2.3 Audit environmental management processes and workplace procedures.

2.4 Review and modify processes and procedures to achieve policy and plan objectives.

2.5 Identify, quantify and report environmental risks as well as existing and potential events and or activities that may affect the environment.

3. Implement and monitor the procedures for quantifying environmental impacts and controlling risks 

3.1 Implement work procedures to control risks or remedy damage.

3.2 Monitor risk control measures and report results.

3.3 Identify inadequacies in risk control measures, report to the appropriate authority and remedy.

3.4 Quantify and record environmental impacts.

3.5 Report adverse environmental impacts and make recommendations to minimise the impacts.

4. Implement and monitor procedures for dealing with environmental incidents 

4.1 Implement workplace procedures for managing incidents of environmental significance or harm to ensure prompt control and remediation.

4.2 Investigate incidents of environmental impact to identify their cause.

4.3 Implement control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of events.

4.4 Record and report incidences of environmental impact, significance or harm according to enterprise procedures and legislative requirements.

5. Maintain environmental records 

5.1 Complete environmental management documentation for the work area.

5.2 Store environmental records for easy access and review.

5.3 Identify long term trends and impacts through review and assessment of environmental records.

5.4 Report results of record reviews.

Foundation Skills

The foundation skills demands of this unit have been mapped for alignment with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The following tables outline the performance levels indicated for successful attainment of the unit.

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Further information on ACSF and the foundation skills underpinning this unit can be found in the Foundation Skills Guide on the GSA website.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to NWP505B Implement and monitor environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in NWP Water Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • applying relevant legislative requirements
  • applying enterprise environmental policies
  • consulting and communicating with internal and external groups and/or individuals
  • assessing environmental risks
  • applying control procedures
  • responding to emergencies
  • managing records
  • managing activities associated with the implementation and management of environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs
  • gathering and interpreting information relating to environmental management
  • implementing environmental management plans in consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • monitoring the effective implementation of environmental management plans
  • assessing and managing risks
  • taking effective steps to ensure the remediation of environmental problems or impacts
  • collecting, recording, assessing and reporting data associated with the performance of the environmental management plan

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • enterprise consultation processes
  • economic systems and development needs
  • enterprise emergency response requirements
  • WHS legislation
  • relevant legislation, policies and procedures

Assessment Conditions

Competency should be assessed in an actual workplace or in a simulated environment, with access to equipment and infrastructure appropriate to the outcome. Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of situations.

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

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

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