Details of Assessment
Term and Year 2017 Time allowed Weeks 1 - 8
Assessment No 1 Assessment Weighting 100%
Assessment Type Case Study and Knowledge Testing
Due Date Week 8 Room T1
Details of Subject
Qualification BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
Subject Name Sustainability
Details of Unit(s) of competency
Unit Code and Names BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Details of Student
College Student ID
Student Declaration: I declare that the work submitted is my own, and has not been copied or plagiarised from any person or source. Signature: ___________________________
Details of Assessor
0 Competent 0 Not Yet Competent
Marks / 100
FEEDBACK TO STUDENT
Progressive feedback to students, identifying gaps in competency and comments on positive improvements:
Student Declaration: I declare that I have been assessed in this unit, and I have been advised of my result. I am also aware of my right to appeal and the reassessment procedure.
Date: ____/_____/_____ Assessor Declaration: I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have provided appropriate feedback
0 Student did not attend the feedback session.
Feedback provided on assessment.
Purpose of the Assessment
The purpose of this assessment is to assess the student in the following learning outcomes: Competent
(C) Not Yet Competent
Scope and develop organisational policies and procedures that comply with legislative requirements and support the organisation’s sustainability goals covering such as minimising resource use, resource efficiency and reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use
plan and implement sustainability policy and procedures
consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to generate engagement with sustainability policy development, implementation and continuous improvement
review and improve sustainability policies
outline the environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to the organisation identify internal and external sources of information
outline organisational systems and procedures that relate to sustainability
Assessment/evidence gathering conditions
Each assessment component is recorded as either Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC). A student can only achieve competence when all assessment components listed under “Purpose of the assessment” section are recorded as competent. Your trainer will give you feedback after the completion of each assessment. A student who is assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent) is eligible for re-assessment.
Resources required for this Assessment
• Computer with relevant software applications and access to internet
• Weekly eLearning notes relevant to the tasks/questions
Instructions for Students
Please read the following instructions carefully
• This assessment has to be completed 0 In class 1 At home
• The assessment is to be completed according to the instructions given by your assessor.
• Feedback on each task will be provided to enable you to determine how your work could be improved. You will be provided with feedback on your work within two weeks of the assessment due date. All other feedback will be provided by the end of the term.
• Should you not answer the questions correctly, you will be given feedback on the results and your gaps in knowledge. You will be given another opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to be deemed competent for this unit of competency.
• If you are not sure about any aspects of this assessment, please ask for clarification from your assessor.
• Please refer to the College re-assessment for more information (Student Handbook).
PART 1: CASE BASED ASSESSMENT (60%)
You have recently being appointed as an operational officer of a 3 star hotel named IBIS in Sydney. Matching contemporary urban style and energy with warm, welcoming service and a casual spirit, the ibis Sydney World Square Hotel is one of the top places to stay in Sydney CBD. With an unbeatable central city location, on historic Pitt Street near the Capitol Theatre, SMC Conference Centre and Australian Technology Park, our 166-room hotel offers well-appointed accommodation at an exceptional price that meets any budget. From here, guests enjoy a short stroll to Sydney attractions like the historic Queen Victoria Building, Chinatown, Hyde Park and Darling Harbour. Some of the highlighted features of this hotel includes with broadband Internet access, wifi, LCD flat screen televisions, work desks and mini refrigerators comfortable Standard or Deluxe outfitted with the full range of business and family-friendly amenities.
Use the IBIS website at http://www.ibissydneyworldsquare.com.au/ to gather more information on the organisational and to complete the four activities. In each of the activities, a sample has been provided (highlighted in red text) for you get an idea on how to complete the activity. Each activity carries 15 marks to aggregate a total of 60 marks in PART 1.
ACTIVITY 1: DEVELOPING WORKPLACE PROCEDURES
Use this table to identify and describe procedures you should follow at this hotel organisation in order to comply with licensing, regulations or environmental policy. In the first column (Workplace procedure) list each procedure you follow. In the second column (Purpose) explain the purpose of the procedure. In the last column (Use of the procedure) describe the way you perform a task or steps you take in order to comply.
WORKPLACE PROCEDURE PURPOSE USE OF THE PROCEDURE
Recycling procedure Encourage recycling of office waste, e.g paper, printer toner cartridges, limit colour impressions I only print when necessary and recycle printed copies I no longer need.
If replacing a printer cartridge I put the used toner into a box labelled for toner recycling.
ACTIVITY 2: RESOURCE CONSUMPTION PLAN
Use this table to record some of the resources your hotel may have used in one day. Add resources to the first column (Resources) according to job and workplace activities. Complete the ‘Resource’ column by listing the volume of the resource you consume for different activities. Estimate volumes (e.g. 250ml) to the best of your knowledge where necessary. In the second column (Unit of measurement) give the general unit of measurement for how the resource can be measured. In the third column (Total usage in one day) give your total usage according to all amounts you use multiplied by the unit of measurement. Some examples are included to get you started.
As an alternative to completing this table, you could conduct an audit or survey. For example a paper audit: count the number of paper sheets or reams used up over a period of time.
Or conduct a survey amongst your colleagues: find out how much car fuel is consumed in total amongst the group in one (1) day.
RESOURCE UNIT OF MEASUREMENT TOTAL USAGE IN ONE DAY
one 100 watt light bulb Hours/kilowatts 7 hours/0.7kW
1 cup + 250ml cups/millilitres 4 cups/ 1,000mls (I litre)
ACTIVITY 3: ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
Use this table to identify environmental hazards in your workplace or an alternative place of work or study. In the first column (Hazard) list five hazards you find in your workplace. In the second column (Why?) explain why each is an actual or potential hazard. In the last column (Risks) describe the risks to the environment associated with each hazard.
Environmental hazards include smog, gases, odours, waste water, sewage leaks, pesticides and waste (plastics).
HAZARD WHY? RISKS
Cleaning products containing toxic chemicals Cleaning products release pollutants into the environment when they wash down drains and enter waterways. Pollutants change the natural composition of the air, soil and water they mix with. This endangers animal habitats and affects the sustainable balance of plant diversity, eg nutrients in detergents result in excessive plant growth and cause fluctuations in oxygen levels.
ACTIVITY 4: WORK ACTIVITIES IMPACT
Use this table to identify which aspects of the environment your work activities impact. Add your work activities to the first column (Activity). Place a cross in each column (Environmental impacts) that you think the work activity impacts.
In the last column (Comments) suggest ways in which the work activity impacts the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS COMMENTS
Air quality Water quality Natural resource supply Waste disposal Land and wildlife Noise Heritage
Using a computer x x Leaving a computer switched on when not in use is wasting energy (impacting natural resource supply).
Disposing of computers generates waste which adds to landfill.
PART 2: SHORT ANSWER RESPONSES (40%)
This PART 2 is a section to assess underpinning knowledge of learners in relation to the unit. To complete this section, the learner may have to refer to external information such as legislation, codes of practice, texts and notes, samples of other workplace procedures. There are 8 short questions each carrying 5 marks to a total of 40 marks in PART 2. You must answer all.
1. Research your state’s environmental agency and policies. Note down any legislation, fines or restrictions in place for businesses.
2. A hotel close to your organisation (which is a competitor) is advertising itself as ‘environmentally friendly’. The company’s logo features a pine tree in the background and its website advertises the firm as ‘a leader in sustainable practices’. However, its website does not contain any actual policies on the environment and no reports on sustainability are available to the public.
a) Is this a form of green washing or is it green marketing?
b) Are consumers in Australia protected from misleading information? How?
3. Some Australian organisations such as airlines offer a carbon offset program. When you book your airline ticket you are presented with the option of paying a small surcharge to offset the carbon emissions of your flight.
a) Do an internet research and explain how the carbon offset program helps the environment and the organisation.
b) How could the results of this program be reported back to the community or shareholders?
4. Define sustainability and the three pillars of sustainability.
5. Explain carbon trading.
6. How can businesses reduce their ecological footprint? Provide at least 3 examples.
7. What is the purpose of a green office program in Australia? If you are the environmental officer of the 3 star hotel IBIS as mentioned in PART 1, what initiatives, policies and procedures would you recommend the stakeholders and shareholders of the organisation?
YOUR INITITIATES AS IBIS ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER:
8. Use 2 examples of organisations and situations to explain how sustainability practices benefit businesses.