22105VIC Diploma of Sustainability

Award:      22105VIC Diploma of Sustainability

Intakes:    Enrolments throughout the year

Dates:    Please contact our office on 8443 6373 or 0417823497 / 04300 300 23

Qualification Duration:    Nominal Hours 336 – 700

Duration of Study at GBAT:  Nominal hours (240 – 290 directly) – remainder to be completed
via credit transfer

Delivery Hours: 12 days x 8 hrs classroom delivery, with an additional 3 days x 8 hours if students chose to complete one elective with GBAT. An Additional 6 weeks after the completion of classroom sessions is provided for students to collect evidence and submit for final assessment. Appropriate adjustment will be made for students who need additional time to complete the assessment requirements for this course.

Course outline

Graduates of the this qualification will be able to meet the current and future industry requirements to work effectively within the sustainability sphere, providing support for capacity building in sustainability initiatives with robust outcomes.
The qualification addresses the current and consolidating movements across all sectors of Australian society, industry, business and government to improve performance in sustainability practice with the view to building such practice into standard operations

Career Opportunities

Career outcomes exist within all spheres of industry and community activity with the employment opportunities ranging from specialist sustainability roles to sustainability leadership and capacity building as part of a portfolio of performance criteria.
This course is suitable for:

  • Individuals in the workforce who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with addressing sustainability issues
  • businesses that want to be better informed and able to manage impacts on sustainability from their business or from components of their business
  • students of tertiary qualifications who see practical advantages in seeking employment and developing careers through the attainment of knowledge and skills in sustainability practice
  • people in policy and/or business planning positions who want to gain specialised knowledge and
    skills in managing sustainability initiatives and business planning
  • people with roles in industry who are required to gain, or upgrade, skills and/or knowledge in
    sustainability practices

Entry Requirements, Employment and Training Pathways for this qualification

Applicants to this qualification must
- be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, email programs and internet search engines
- have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See http://www.deewr.gov.au

Further Pathway 1:

Applicants enrolled concurrently in another recognised Diploma, Advanced Diploma or higher qualifications are able to enroll in the Diploma of Sustainability and automatically gain credit for the elective component. Therefore, applicants are required to successfully complete the four (4) core units of the Diploma of Sustainability and the concurrent Diploma, Advanced Diploma or higher qualification and thus gain a dual qualification.
This enables these students to apply their sustainability knowledge and skills in an integrated way into their developing vocational role and have the opportunity to contextualise the concepts of sustainability within their field through assessment requirements of the four (4) core units.

Candidates may wish to consider this qualification alongside undertaking one of
BSB51407 or BSB51413 Diploma of Project Management
BSB51107 Diploma of Management
BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management
A Diploma level qualification from the FNS10 Financial Services Training Package

Further Pathway 2:

Applicants who already hold a recognised Diploma, Advanced Diploma or higher qualification are able to enroll in the Diploma of Sustainability and automatically gain credit for the elective component.

This enables these students to apply their sustainability knowledge and skills in an integrated way into their vocational role and have the opportunity to contextualise the concepts of sustainability into their relevant workplace through assessment requirements of the four (4) core units.

Training and Assessment

Training is conducted via class-room based face-to-face delivery. 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 questions, case studies and work samples.

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.

Language Literacy and Numeracy

To ensure that you have an adequate Language Literacy and Numeracy levels to complete this qualification, we will conduct an LLN review as part of the pre-enrolment process.

Fees

The full course fee is as follows:
A) four core units only - $2500*
B) four core and one elective unit $3000*

If you meet the eligibility criteria for Skills for All fee subsidy, a course fee of applies as follows:
A) four core units only - $1300 *#
B) four core and one elective unit $1600*#
* inclusive of all fees, fees subject to change
# a Concession may apply to successful enrolments under Skills for All if you meet certain requirements – see http://www.skills.sa.gov.au for details

Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment.

Content
Units: 14      Core units 4  and Elective units 10


CORE:

 

VU20302:
Apply basic concepts of sustainability to own, or local, practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply a working knowledge of the key sustainability concepts, tools and practices to environmental, economic and social challenges within own sphere of influence and/or practice

VU20303:
Develop and implement a program to support behaviour change for a sustainability initiative

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan for, and implement, a sustainability practices initiative addressing behaviour change for an individual, organisational and/or community context. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, lead and facilitate behaviour change.

VU20304:
Develop business plan for sustainable business practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine the advantages for businesses and organisation to align with sustainability practices and to develop business plans for sustainable business practice with a long term view to the economic, environmental and social impacts and outcomes of the organisation. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage stakeholder support for the plan.

VU20305:
Research and apply principles of sustainable production and consumption

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the social, environmental and economic impact of production and consumption interrelationships, methods and choices with a particular emphasis on any global implications of local production and consumption. The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use key tools, processes and practices for sustainable production and consumption.

Electives

Students may wish to undertake the following elective with GBAT:

BSBSUS501A
Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

This unit addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to develop approaches to sustainability within workplaces, including the development and implementation of policy.

Students may choose to undertake 9 additional electives, or all 10 electives, with another provider. They can then apply to GBAT for a credit transfer for these units towards the Diploma qualification. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

GBAT will provide students with guidance on suitable elective units selected from a list of suggested units or any relevant units from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or higher.

 

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 more on how to enrol or for information about this and our range of other courses contact us at:


Location

Postal Address

Email

Green Business Audit & Training
79 Jervois St  Torrensville
SA  5031

PO Box 36
Torrensville
Plaza SA 5031

caz@greenrto.com.au

Web

www.greenrto.com.au

P 08 8443 6373

F: 08 8331 5253

M:  0417 823 497

This course is funded through the Government of South Australia’s Skills for All initiative. For more information about Skills for All contact www.skills.sa.gov.au