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LEARNER WORKBOOK
Name of Student: Due Date:
Name of Assessment: BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
Table of Contents
Instructions to Learner ............................................................................................................. 3 Assessment instructions .......................................................................................................... 3
Assessment requirements ....................................................................................................... 6
Reasonable Adjustment ............................................................................................................ 7 Assessment Task Coversheet .................................................................................................. 8
Observation /Demonstration .................................................................................................. 9
Third Party Guide ...................................................................................................................... 10
Activities checklist – for assessor ......................................................................................... 11
Activities ...................................................................................................................................... 12 Activity 1A .............................................................................................................................. 12 Activity 1B .............................................................................................................................. 13
Activity 1C .............................................................................................................................. 14 Activity 1D .............................................................................................................................. 14 Activity 1E .............................................................................................................................. 15 Activity 1F .............................................................................................................................. 15
Activity 2A .............................................................................................................................. 16 Activity 2B .............................................................................................................................. 17
Activity 3A .............................................................................................................................. 18 Activity 3B .............................................................................................................................. 19
Activity 3C .............................................................................................................................. 20
Activity 4A .............................................................................................................................. 21 Activity 4B .............................................................................................................................. 22
Activity 4C .............................................................................................................................. 23
Summative Assessments ........................................................................................................ 24 Section A: Skills Activity ........................................................................................................ 25 Summative Assessments: Section A checklist ..................................................................... 28
Section B: Knowledge Activity (Q & A) ................................................................................ 29
Summative Assessments: Section B checklist ..................................................................... 31
Workplace Documentation – for learner ............................................................................ 32 Workplace documents checklist ........................................................................................... 32
Instructions to Learner
Assessment instructions
Overview
Prior to commencing the assessments, your trainer/assessor will explain each assessment task and the terms and conditions relating to the submission of your assessment task. Please consult with your trainer/assessor if you are unsure of any questions. It is important that you understand and adhere to the terms and conditions, and address fully each assessment task. If any assessment task is not fully addressed, then your assessment task will be returned to you for resubmission. Your trainer/assessor will remain available to support you throughout the assessment process.
Written work
Assessment tasks are used to measure your understanding and underpinning skills and knowledge of the overall unit of competency. When undertaking any written assessment tasks, please ensure that you address the following criteria:
? Address each question including any sub-points
? Demonstrate that you have researched the topic thoroughly
? Cover the topic in a logical, structured manner
? Your assessment tasks are well presented, well referenced and word processed ? Your assessment tasks include your full legal name on each and every page.
Active participation
It is a condition of enrolment that you actively participate in your studies. Active participation is completing all the assessment tasks on time.
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is taking and using someone else's thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own. Plagiarism is a serious act and may result in a learner’s exclusion from a course. When you have any doubts about including the work of other authors in your assessment, please consult your trainer/assessor. The following list outlines some of the activities for which a learner can be accused of plagiarism:
? Presenting any work by another individual as one's own unintentionally
? Handing in assessments markedly similar to or copied from another learner
? Presenting the work of another individual or group as their own work
? Handing in assessments without the adequate acknowledgement of sources used, including assessments taken totally or in part from the internet.
If it is identified that you have plagiarised within your assessment, then a meeting will be organised to discuss this with you, and further action may be taken accordingly.
Collusion
Collusion is the presentation by a learner of an assignment as their own that is, in fact, the result in whole or in part of unauthorised collaboration with another person or persons. Collusion involves the cooperation of two or more learners in plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct and, as such, both parties are subject to disciplinary action. Collusion or copying from other learners is not permitted and will result in a “0” grade and NYC.
Assessments must be typed using document software such as (or similar to) MS Office. Handwritten assessments will not be accepted (unless, prior written confirmation is provided by the trainer/assessor to confirm).
Competency outcome
There are two outcomes of assessments: S = Satisfactory and NS = Not Satisfactory (requires more training and experience).
Once the learner has satisfactorily completed all the tasks for this module the learner will be awarded “Competent” (C) or “Not yet Competent” (NYC) for the relevant unit of competency.
If you are deemed “Not Yet Competent” you will be provided with feedback from your assessor and will be given another chance to resubmit your assessment task(s). If you are still deemed as “Not Yet Competent” you will be required to re-enrol in the unit of competency.
Additional evidence
If we, at our sole discretion, determine that we require additional or alternative information/evidence in order to determine competency, you must provide us with such information/evidence, subject to privacy and confidentiality issues. We retain this right at any time, including after submission of your assessments.
Confidentiality
We will treat anything, including information about your job, workplace, employer, with strict confidence, in accordance with the law. However, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not provide us with anything regarding any third party including your employer, colleagues and others, that they do not consent to the disclosure of. While we may ask you to provide information or details about aspects of your employer and workplace, you are responsible for obtaining necessary consents and ensuring that privacy rights and confidentiality obligations are not breached by you in supplying us with such information.
Assessment appeals process
If you feel that you have been unfairly treated during your assessment, and you are not happy with your assessment and/or the outcome as a result of that treatment, you have the right to lodge an appeal. You must first discuss the issue with your trainer/assessor. If you would like to proceed further with the request after discussions with your trainer/assessor, you need to lodge your appeal to the course coordinator, in writing, outlining the reason(s) for the appeal.
Recognised prior learning
Candidates will be able to have their previous experience or expertise recognised on request.
Special needs
Candidates with special needs should notify their trainer/assessor to request any required adjustments as soon as possible. This will enable the trainer/assessor to address the identified needs immediately.

Assessment requirements
Assessment can either be:
? Direct observation
? Product-based methods e.g. reports, role plays, work samples
? Portfolios – annotated and validated
? Questioning
? Third party evidence.
If submitting third party evidence, the Third-Party Observation/Demonstration document must be completed by the agreed third party.
Third parties can be:
? Supervisors
? Trainers
? Team members
? Clients
? Consumers.
The third party observation must be submitted to your trainer/assessor, as directed.
The third party observation is to be used by the assessor to assist them in determining competency.
The assessment activities in this workbook assess aspects of all the elements, performance criteria, skills and knowledge and performance requirements of the unit of competency.
To demonstrate competence in this unit you must undertake all activities in this workbook and have them deemed satisfactory by the assessor. If you do not answer some questions or perform certain tasks, and therefore you are deemed to be Not Yet Competent, your trainer/assessor may ask you supplementary questions to determine your competence. Once you have demonstrated the required level of performance, you will be deemed competent in this unit.
Should you still be deemed Not Yet Competent, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your assessments or appeal the result.
As part of the assessment process, all learners must abide by any relevant assessment policies as provided during induction.
If you feel you are not yet ready to be assessed or that this assessment is unfair, please contact your assessor to discuss your options. You have the right to formally appeal any outcome and, if you wish to do so, discuss this with your trainer/assessor.
Reasonable Adjustment
As a learner, I have been advised of my rights and responsibilities regarding Reasonable Adjustment. I understand how it relates to measures or actions that can be taken by an education provider, to assist me to succeed in my training program where I have identified myself as having a disability or impairment that could prevent me from fulfilling the requirements of my chosen program.
I have indicated where necessary, on my enrolment form, those disabilities that may require a reasonable adjustment to my training schedule and I have ensured that my trainer is aware of any additional recognised issues that will require changes to the standard delivery of this program of study. Should any of these circumstances change during my study I will notify my trainer as soon as possible and my trainer will list these changes here with my signature.
I certify I have read and accept the above information as part of my responsibilities during my program of study.
Assessment Task Coversheet
Students must clearly and accurately complete an Assessment Task Coversheet for all assessment tasks and other types of evidence to be submitted for a unit(s) of competency. Original work will not be returned to students as ASMI is required to hold assessments for six months after completion for audit purposes. Students should retain a copy for their records, ASMI does not accept responsibility for work that goes missing in postage between the student and the organisation. Any students wishing to have their original work back after the six-month period should contact the administration office by email admin@asmitraining.edu.au.
Assessment Task Name:
Observation /Demonstration
Throughout this unit, you will be expected to show your competency of the elements through observations or demonstrations. Your trainer/assessor will have a list of demonstrations you must complete or tasks to be observed. The observations and demonstrations will be completed as well as the activities found in this workbook. An explanation of observations and demonstrations:
Observation is on-the-job
The observation will usually require:
? Performing a work-based skill or task
? Interaction with colleagues and/or customers.
Demonstration is off-the-job
A demonstration will require:
? Performing a skill or task that is asked of you
? Undertaking a simulation exercise.
Your trainer/assessor will inform you of which one of the above they would like you to do. The observation/demonstration will cover one of the unit’s elements.
The observation/demonstration will take place either in the workplace or the training environment, depending on the task to be undertaken and whether it is an observation or demonstration. Your trainer/assessor will ensure you are provided with the correct equipment and/or materials to complete the task. They will also inform you of how long you have to complete the task.
You should be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and performance criteria required for competency in this unit, as seen in the Learner Guide.
Third Party Guide
You should supply details of the third party to the assessor before you commence the activities (see below), unless the assessor has already selected a third party themselves. The assessor can then contact the third party in instances where they require more evidence to determine competency, or they cannot observe certain tasks themselves.
The reasons to use a third party may include:
? Assessment is required in the workplace
? Where there are health and safety issues related to observation ? Patient confidentiality and privacy issues are involved.
If you are not employed, or able to complete demonstrative tasks in the workplace, you will need to inform the assessor. They will be able to provide you with a simulated environment in which to complete these tasks.
We would prefer that, wherever possible, these be “live” issues for your industry and require application of the principles that you are learning as part of your training. Where this is not possible, you and your third party should simulate the activity tasks and demonstrations that you believe would be likely to arise in your organisation or job role.
Third party evidence can also be used to provide “everyday evidence” of tasks included in your work role that relate to the unit of competency but are not a part of the formal assessment process.
The third party is not to be used as a co-assessor – the assessor must make the final decision on competency themselves.
Documents relevant to collection of third party evidence are included in the Third Party section in the Observations/Demonstrations document.
Activities checklist – for assessor
This should be used by the trainer/assessor to document the learner’s skills, knowledge and performance as relevant to the unit activity. Indicate in the table below if the learner is deemed satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS) for the activity or if reassessment is required.
Learner’s name
Assessor’s name
Unit of Competence (Code and Title)
Date(s) of assessment
Has the activities been answered and performed fully, as required to assess the competency of the learner? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Has sufficient evidence and information been provided by the learner for the activity? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Comments
Provide your comments here:
The learner’s performance was: Not yet satisfactory Satisfactory
If not yet satisfactory, date for reassessment:
Learner’s signature
Assessor’s signature
Activities
Complete the following activities individually (as applicable to the specific activity and the assessment environment).
Activity 1A
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to define scope of sustainability policy, and gather information from a range of sources to plan and develop policy.
1. What is the scope of your sustainability policy?
2. What sources of information have you gathered to help you plan and develop your policy?
Activity 1B
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify and consult stakeholders as a key component of the policy development process.
1. Who are your stakeholders?
2. Choose a stakeholder from your list above and describe through what means you would consult with them and what you would discuss.
Activity 1C
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to 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. What strategies could you include to reduce toxic material and hazard chemical use and employ life cycle management approaches?
Activity 1D
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to make recommendations for policy options based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost.
1. Demonstrate how you can make recommendations for a policy based on likely effectiveness, timeframes and cost.
Activity 1E
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to develop policy that reflects the organisation's commitment to sustainability as an integral part of business planning and as a business opportunity.
1. How do you propose to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to sustainability?
Activity 1F
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to agree to appropriate methods of implementation, outcomes and performance indicators.
1. Prepare for a meeting with your supervisors. Brainstorm ideas for appropriate methods of implementation.
Activity 2A
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to promote workplace sustainability policy, including its expected outcome, to key stakeholders.
1. Why should you promote your workplace sustainability policy?
2. What do you have to think about when promoting the policy and its expected outcome to stakeholders?
3. Outline a situation where you have to convince your key stakeholders that sustainability policies will benefit them.
Activity 2B
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to inform those involved in implementing the policy about expected outcomes, activities to be undertaken and assigned responsibilities.
1. When informing those involved in implementing the policy of the outcomes you expect, why is it important to be specific?
2. Give an example of an activity or activities that you would like staff to undertake to help achieve a target (also specify the target).
3. Using your example from the previous answer, what are they responsibilities they should have as if they are the supervisor for implementing your target?
Activity 3A
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to develop and communicate procedures to help implement workplace sustainability policy.
1. What is a procedure? Give an example below.
2. What different methods of communicating a procedure are you aware of.
3. You should now develop a procedure that will help to implement a workplace sustainability policy and communicate this to the next of the group. Think about the method communicating this procedure.
Activity 3B
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to implement strategies for continuous improvement in resource efficiency.
1. What is continuous improvement?
2. What qualities should staff have for this?
3. What qualities should supervisors have to help staff achieve this?
Activity 3C
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to establish and assign responsibility for recording systems to track continuous improvements in sustainability approaches.
1. First, write a list of all the tasks that need to be done to track continuous improvements in sustainability approaches.
2. Next, explain how you propose to assign people to those tasks. Do you need a large team? Explain your answer.
Activity 4A
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to document outcomes and provide feedback to key personnel and stakeholders.
1. What might you have to give feedback to stakeholders regarding?
2. Think about your stakeholders – who would be interested in each of the above examples? Assign at least two stakeholders for each.
Activity 4B
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to investigate successes or otherwise of policy.
1. What should you research when investigating successes?
2. What should you research when investigating areas for improvement?
Activity 4C
Objective To provide you with an opportunity to monitor records to identify trends that may require remedial action; and use to promote continuous improvement of performance; and modify policy and/or procedures as required to ensure improvements are made.
1. What is a trend? Give an example.
2. You have found a problem with a procedure. How could you find a solution?
Summative Assessments
The summative assessments are the major activities designed to assess your skills, knowledge and performance, as required to show competency in this unit. These activities should be completed after finishing the Learner Guide. You should complete these as stated below and as instructed by your trainer/assessor.
Skills, knowledge and performance may be termed as:
? Skills – skill requirements, required skills, essential skills, foundation skills
? Knowledge – knowledge requirements, required knowledge, essential knowledge, knowledge evidence
Section A: Skills Activity
The Skills Activity is designed to be a series of demonstrative tasks that should be assessed by observation (by the assessor or third party, depending on the circumstances).
It will demonstrate all of the skills required for this unit of competency – your assessor will provide further instructions to you, if necessary.
Section B: Knowledge Activity (Q & A)
The Knowledge Activity is designed to be a verbal questionnaire where the assessor asks you a series of questions to confirm your competency for all of the required knowledge in the unit of competency.
If the third party is required to observe you, you will need to make the required arrangements with them.
If necessary for the activities, you should attached completed written answers, portfolios or any evidence of competency to this workbook.
Section A: Skills Activity
Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to show you have the required skills for this unit.
This activity will enable you to demonstrate the following skills:
Reading skills:
? Identifies, analyses and evaluates complex textual information to determine legislative and regulatory requirements, trends and outcomes
Writing skills:
? Researches, plans and prepares documentation using format and language appropriate to context, organisational requirements and audience
Oral Communication skills:
? 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 skills:
? Interprets and uses mathematical equations to calculate numerical information relating to time durations and costs
Navigate the world of work skills:
? Develops, monitors and modifies organisational policies and procedures in accordance with legislative requirements and organisation goals
Interact with others skills:
? 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 skills:
? 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
Answer the activity in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements.
1. Research two of the following and write a synopsis of useful information you found from each document:
? Ecological footprinting
? Energy Efficiency Opportunities Bill 2005
? Global Reporting Initiative
? Green office program
? Green purchasing
? Greenhouse challenge plus (Australian government initiative)
? ISO 14001:1996 environmental management systems life cycle analyses ? Life cycle analyses
? Product stewardship
? Supply chain management
? Sustainability covenants/compacts ? Triple bottom line reporting.
2. Create a five to ten-minute presentation to communicate your research with stakeholders. This can be via power point or with the aid of paper-based resources you have created. How can it help you to create your policy? Show how you will implement and review it. You should also consider stakeholder’s different opinions and positions when tailoring your presentation.
Ensure you prepare for questions from the audience.
Summative Assessments: Section A checklist
This should be used by the trainer/assessor to document the learner’s skills, knowledge and performance as relevant to the summative assessment. Indicate in the table below if the learner is deemed satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS) for the activity or if reassessment is required.
Learner’s name
Assessor’s name
Unit of Competence (Code and Title)
Date(s) of assessment
Has the activity been answered and performed fully, as required to assess the competency of the learner? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Has sufficient evidence and information been provided by the learner for the activity? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Comments
Provide your comments here:
The learner’s performance was: Not yet satisfactory Satisfactory
If not yet satisfactory, date for reassessment:
Learner’s signature
Assessor’s signature
Section B: Knowledge Activity (Q & A)
Objective: To provide you with an opportunity to show you have the required knowledge for this unit.
The answers to the following questions will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge of:
? 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.
Answer each question in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements for each one.
1. Identify internal and external sources of information that can be used to plan and develop a sustainability policy for the organisation.
2. What are policy development processes and practices?
3. What organisational systems and procedures relate to sustainability?
4. Identify typical barriers to implementing policies and procedures in an organisation and explain what strategies you would use to address them.
Summative Assessments: Section B checklist
This should be used by the trainer/assessor to document the learner’s skills, knowledge and performance as relevant to the summative assessment. Indicate in the table below if the learner is deemed satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS) for the activity or if reassessment is required.
Learner’s name
Assessor’s name
Unit of Competence (Code and Title)
Date(s) of assessment
Has the activity been answered and performed fully, as required to assess the competency of the learner? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Has sufficient evidence and information been provided by the learner for the activity? Yes No
(Please tic box)
Comments
Provide your comments here:
The learner’s performance was: Not yet satisfactory Satisfactory
If not yet satisfactory, date for reassessment:
Learner’s signature
Assessor’s signature
Workplace Documentation – for learner
Workplace documents checklist
To demonstrate and support workplace knowledge, workplace documents can be submitted to the assessor or third party. Indicate in the table below the documents that have been provided. Please refer to your trainer/assessor if clarification is required or if you have any further questions on what you are able to provide or use.
Document name/description Document attached
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
Yes No
For RTO use only
Have originals or digital copies been supplied for the workplace documents? Yes No
If not originals, have the originals been validated or checked? Yes No
Learner’s signature
Assessor’s signature