The time it will take to develop competency in the units that form this qualification is dependent on existing skills and experience.
Typically, to complete within the specified course duration, it is recommended that students commit approximately 10 hours per week to developing their competency through a range of learning, work-based skills testing and assessment activities.
Online Study and Support through Self-paced Online Modules
AIM provides a self-paced online study approach for VET qualifications. While this method of learning provides you with a flexible approach that can help integrate your personal and work schedules, it’s important to study consistently to achieve your goals within the course duration. To help you stay on track all participants in AIM courses are provided with an individual training plan.
The MSS40122 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations Qualification uses the myAIM learning platform to provide interactive learning content, support forums, and access to live virtually-delivered seminars, drop-in coaching sessions, and assessment workshops, all completely online. Further support is available from assigned trainers via email and by appointment. Additional information about the study materials, course duration, and support are provided to new students via online orientation sessions.
Within the AIM assessment model, competency is demonstrated through answering knowledge questions and completing workplace-based practical assessment tasks. These tasks may include the need to utilise workplace-based activities involving others or participation in role plays, which will need to be videoed and submitted as part of the assessment evidence. You may be expected to source and research additional materials as part of your study.
Units of Competency
These units of competency have been developed in consultation with industry experts along with our facilitators who draw upon real-life case studies and examples to ensure the knowledge you gain is practical and applicable to your role.
This table below reflects the core units (C) and pre-selected elective units (E) of this course which will be delivered in a module format.
|Improve sustainability through readily implementable change (C) – This unit builds skills and knowledge required to identify, examine, implement and review changes to processes that will improve sustainability through readily implementable change.
|Evaluate sustainability impact from a work area or process (C) – This unit equips students with the required skills and knowledge to evaluate the impact of sustainability from a defined section of a work area or process and recommend improvements for mitigating negative sustainability impacts.
|Plan, implement and monitor energy management (E) – In this unit students develop skills and knowledge to review energy use, and develop objectives, strategies and action plans for improved energy management in an organisation. Students will have an understanding as to implementing strategies and action plans, monitoring and identifying progress against energy performance indicators.
|Develop a business case for improved energy management (E) – This unit builds skills and knowledge in developing a business case from an existing energy management action plan. Students develop key skills in defining the scope, articulating expected benefits and determining risk and resource requirements in the development of the final business case.
|Implement waste management plans (E) – By the end of this unit, students will be able to organise and allocate resources to implement waste management plans, oversee waste management objectives and activities and monitor its implementation.
|Develop required sustainability reports (E) – understand how email marketing is used in converting audience into customers, learn the components of email strategy (segmentation, objectives, timing, and content), implement A/B testing, and utilise key metrics for reporting and optimisation.
|Write complex documents (E) – This unit equips students with the skills and knowledge required to determine the requirements for sustainability reports and develop reports with stakeholder input to meet organisational requirements.
|Implement social sustainability in work practices (E) – Students develop their skills and knowledge required to identify and implement work practices within a work area or work group to support social sustainability and promote engagement with social sustainability within the organisation.
|Facilitate team engagement with sustainability (E) – In this unit students build the skills and knowledge to facilitate and guide others in the development and implementation of sustainability improvements.
|Make presentations (E) – Students learn how to plan a presentation, including identifying the target audience and selecting the presentation strategies, format and delivery methods to be used.
This unit also develops skills in delivering effective presentations and subsequently reviewing the effectiveness of the presentation.
|Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (C) – By the end of this unit, students will be able to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices, and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
|Apply business risk management processes (E) – This unit builds the skill and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.
Completion of the MSS40122 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations gives you the
opportunity to explore further qualification opportunities such as the:
- BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management or
- BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations) or
- BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management
For more information, speak to one of our Senior Training Advisors on 1300 658 337.
Complete the enquiry form below or call 1300 658 337 to learn more about the following payment options and tuition fees.
- Pay upfront for the full cost of your qualification in one easy payment.
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To be eligible for enrolment at AIM into the MSS40122 Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations Qualification you must:
• have a minimum of two years equivalent full time workplace experience
• be 18 years of age or older at the time of enrolment
• be technologically literate and have access to Microsoft Office suite or equivalent
• have continuous internet access
• have access to a workplace
• have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number (you can receive a USI or check if you already have one by visiting here)
• have the ability to read and write English and display numeracy skills to at least Year 10 level.
Find out more about the AIM Student Entry Procedure.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of skills and knowledge gained through previous studies, work, and life experiences may be used to award competency for Units of Competency within this qualification. Read more on Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer or call 1300 658 337.
How to Enrol
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