EV2008 - Environmental Management Systems in Practice
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||College of Science and Engineering
Environmental Management Systems in Practice provides students with an understanding
of the theoretical and practical aspects of environmental management systems in contemporary
business and organisational management settings. The subject builds on students' existing
knowledge of the principles of ecological sustainability, environmental governance
and economics gained through prior learning. A range of voluntary and non-voluntary
environmental management practices will be showcased demonstrating how a combination
of these practices culminate in an effective Environmental Management System (EMS).
Topics covered in this subject include: theory, history and development of environmental
management and EMS; the role and limitations of EMS in assisting organisations in
managing risks and harness opportunities, and enhancing overall environmental performance;
the role of regulation and accreditation in EMS; elements and tools to achieve EMS
goals; climate risks and emerging issues. Upon completion of this subject, students
should be able to navigate confidently among the various generic and industry-specific
environmental management tools and techniques that can comprise EMS. They will also
have the capacity to construct and carry out different components of an EMS, and assist
in developing a new system. The subject does not provide sufficient practice and skills
for students to immediately become an accredited Australian EMS auditor.
- anticipate, assess and prioritise environmental aspects of an organisation or industry/sector
by applying the principles of EMS;
- develop an environmental management plan (action plan) to address priority environmental
- communicate components of EMS effectively verbally and in written format.
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments.
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