30894QLD Certificate IV in Business Sustainability Assessment


Intakes: Enrolments throughout the year


Course duration: Nominal Hours 376
Delivery Hours: 11 days x 8 hrs classroom delivery, with an additional 4 weeks for students to collect evidence and submit for final assessment, making the total course duration 16 weeks. Appropriate adjustment will be made for students who need additional time to complete the assessment requirements for this course.

Course Outline
This program is designed to provide a range of practical skills and knowledge that will enable graduates to undertake a Business Sustainability Assessment, to promote more efficient use of resources and advise the commercial sector on the savings that can be achieved through improved sustainability actions and initiatives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: - Assess an organisation’s performance in the areas of energy use, waste generation, water use and thermal performance; - Identify opportunities to make savings and improve performance in these areas; - Identify opportunities for sustainable procurement and promote sustainability policy development; - Report to businesses with recommendations to adopt more sustainable practices to reduce their energy, water, waste, resource use and greenhouse emissions

Career Opportunities
The course will be appropriate for: - existing employees, business operators and owners wishing to gain the skills necessary to improve the
sustainability of their operations, while enhancing their environmental credentials. - Current sustainability officers within organizations who wish to further develop or update their skills - Current sustainability assessors who do not presently have formal recognition of their skills

Entry Requirements
Nil specific. The course is open to all personnel working or aspiring to work in the area of sustainability. Participants are required to have sound oral and written communication skills to facilitate effective relationships with clients and provide a written report. Literacy and numeracy skills are required in order to undertake research, read and understand documentation, manuals and reports and perform basic numeric calculations. IT skills are required for report writing and data analysis. All students wishing to enrol will be required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

Training pathways from this qualification
Candidates who are successful in obtaining this qualification can further their studies by enrolling into Certificate IV in Home Sustainability Assessment, Certificate III and Certificate IV in Carbon Management and Diploma in Sustainability

Training and Assessment
Training is conducted via class-room based face-to-face delivery. Students will be provided with a learner guide and handouts for each session. To be deemed competent in each unit of study in this course and be awarded the qualification, students must complete all assessments satisfactorily. Some of these will be undertaken in class, others you will need to complete outside of class hours. In this course, assessment is completed by written question and answers, practical demonstration in a simulated work environment, and completion of a workplace-based project.

The major assessment you will need to complete in this course involves conducting a Business Sustainability Assessment on a small/medium business and presenting a report on your findings and recommendations. You will need to choose a business to assess and will need to engage the support of the business owner in doing so. This assessment needs to be completed within 4 weeks of the final class date. We will assist you to complete this and all other assessments and may offer additional class tutorials after completion of the last class in order to assist you to complete your assessments. Reasonable adjustments will be made to assist learners to complete their course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Green Business Audit & Training recognises the skills and knowledge you have gained through formal and informal education and training, and work or life experience. Students wishing to apply for RPL must do so upon enrolment and apply for RPL via our RPL Application Kit for this course, available from our offices. Students must first enrol in the course. Refer to our Fees Terms and Conditions Policy for associated fees.

Course Content

Total number of units: 10          Core Units: 8          Elective Units: 2

Core Units and nominal hours

QLD304AEP01A Assess business energy consumption and energy efficiency practices 40 Hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and
knowledge required to effectively conduct an assessment of the energy a business or organisation uses and to identify energy efficiency measures that would promote more sustainable practice.

QLD304AWA02A Assess business waste generation and waste minimisation 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively conduct an assessment of the waste a business or organisation generates and identify waste management strategies that encourage more sustainable practice.

QLD304ACC03A Assess business water consumption and conservation 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively conduct an assessment of a business or organizations patterns and costs of water consumption and to identify water conservation measures that would promote more sustainable operations.

QLD304ATP04A Assess the thermal performance of a business premises 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively conduct anassessment of the thermal performance of an existing business premises.

QLD304EEN05A Evaluate the impact of commercial operations on the environment 40 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate the impact a business or organisation has on the environment and present information regarding the benefits of improved environmental sustainability. The relationship between commercial activities, government and climate change is examined.

QLD304APP06A Assess the sustainability and procurement policies of business 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively assess a business or organisations sustainability, environmental and purchasing policy frameworks. It identifies opportunities for improved sustainable procurement policy, carbon abatement or offset schemes and other policy development.

BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks 50 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and improve client relationships, and to actively participate in networks to support attainment of key business outcomes.

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6 hours - via credit transfer only –
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management
and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.


BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 40 hours
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and present workplace information using available systems.

Employability Skills for this qualification

This program has been mapped to the National Employability Skills and during the execution of this qualification the student will learn the Employability Skills which will be distributed and discussed in the initial interview. These can be accessed at http://employabilityskills.training.com.au

For further course information contact: Steve Kostoff or Caz Saunders


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