Green organisations are those that reduce their environmental impact – and whether that means going paperless or implementing a sophisticated environmental management system (EMS), it’s the way of the future. So, how prepared is your business?
Environmental Sustainability – Greening Your Organisation is an online professional development program that will show you how to make green thinking part of your company culture and help engage employees in this new vision.
In this environmental sustainability course, you will learn about the benefits of environmental management systems and how to develop, implement, and manage an EMS for your organisation.
You will also explore the standards, codes of practice and internationally recognised EMS and understand the impacts, objectives and targets for your organisation’s environmental impacts.
On completion of this environmental sustainability course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to develop, implement and manage an EMS for an organisation.
Unit 1 – Overview
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
EMS and how it can benefit their organisation
Unit 2 – Environmental management
Environmental Management System (EMS)
EMS Standards (CoP, ISO14001- EMAS)
Codes of Practice (CoP)
Self-declared Environment Management Systems (EMS)
Internationally recognised EMS
Key features of an ISO14001-based EMS
Defining an environmental policy
Implement the environmental policy
ISO14001-based EMS- detractors
Unit 3 – Developing an EMS
How to Develop an EMS
Steps in developing EMS
Unit 4 – Environment aspects and impacts
Determining environmental aspects and impacts
Unit 5 – Environmental significance
Environmental significance standard
Determining environmental significance
Significance or environmental risk = frequency x consequence
Probability of occurrence
Cost of mitigation/restoration/enhancement
Unit 6 – Objectives and targets
Setting Objectives and Targets
Establishing and reviewing objectives
How to develop an EMS
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 5 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.