Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Develop policy Submission details Candidates name ID no. Assessors name Staff no. Assessment date/s Time/s The Assessment Task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor. Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details. Performance objective In this assessment task, you will need to demonstrate the skills required to review and develop policies. You will need to consult with
View complete question Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Develop policy Submission details Candidates name ID no. Assessors name Staff no. Assessment date/s Time/s The Assessment Task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor. Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details. Performance objective In this assessment task, you will need to demonstrate the skills required to review and develop policies. You will need to consult with the business manager (your assessor) to develop a sustainability policy that is consistent with organisational approaches to sustainability and complies with legislative and regulatory requirements. Assessment description You have been hired as the new Environment Officer at Tiny Opera Company. You will need to review the Tiny Opera Company case study including their sustainability policy. You need to determine the shortfalls between the sustainability approach and the practices required of Tiny Opera Company and develop the sustainability policy to reflect those requirements. You will need to present draft policy documents to the Business Manager (your assessor) to agree on the final policy document. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Procedure Review the case study information provided and determine all legislative and regulatory documents that describe compliance requirements for this company. Research best practice models used by theatres and performance spaces. _ Develop three options for the direction and focus of the policy and consider the likely effectiveness, timeframe and cost of implementing the option. _ Write summaries of each option to present in your consultation with the Business Manager (your assessor). Meet with the Business Manager (your assessor) to discuss: _ the policy options and decide on the preferred option. _ typical barriers to sustainability policy implementation and possible strategies to address barriers _ the process you are taking to develop the policy _ the draft policy and gain approval for your draft. This session will need to be conducted after you have submitted your draft policy and must be conducted one-to-one outside of scheduled classes. It is estimated that the session should be completed within 20 minutes, however your trainer may allow additional time if required. Draft a sustainability policy for Tiny Opera Company based on your research, the company information provided and your consultation session. Ensure that you: _ specify the scope of the policy (who it applies to, relevant standards and legislation) _ outline Tiny Opera Companys commitment to the policy _ address areas of sustainability that Tiny Opera Company specifically wants to focus on. Update your draft policy according to agreements that you made in consultation with the Business Manager (your assessor). Collate your research into legislation and best practice models and the sustainability policy you have developed into an interim report that includes: _ an outline of the environmental and sustainability legislation that applies to Tiny Opera Company _ an explanation of how you developed a sustainability policy that reflects Tiny Opera Companys commitment to sustainability _ strategies for promoting awareness of the sustainability policy _ strategies for maximising the impact of the policy (training, marketing, stakeholder engagement). Submit the report, and the final version of the sustainability policy, to your assessor. Ensure you keep copies for your records. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Assessment Specifications You must submit this assessment prior to session 3. Your Trainer will provide you with the date for submission as per Assessment Outcome Record You must provide: three policy option summaries (no more than 250 words) draft sustainability policy (no more than 500 words) an interim report (no more than 500 words) that includes: an outline of the environmental and sustainability legislation that applies to Tiny Opera Company an explanation of how you developed a sustainability policy that reflects Tiny Opera Companys commitment to sustainability strategies for promoting awareness of the sustainability policy strategies for maximising the impact of the policy (training, marketing, stakeholder engagement) final version of the sustainability policy. Your assessor will be looking for: reading skills to interpret documents to determine legislative requirements writing skills to prepare documents appropriate to the context and audience oral communication skills to: present information and seek advice using questioning and listening skills use appropriate conventions when communicating with stakeholders numeracy skills related to timeframe and costs of policy options work skills to: modify policies and procedures lead consultation with stakeholders plan work activities of yourself and others systematically gather information, set goals and evaluate options knowledge of applicable environmental or sustainability legislation knowledge of sources of information that can be used to plan and develop the organisations sustainability policy knowledge of policy development processes and practices. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Assessment Outcomes To complete the requirements of this Task, you must undertake and provide evidence as per Assessment Specification section above. the assessment evidence submitted must be authentic, i.e is 100% of your own work and not plagiarized (Refer students to handbook for guidance on how to avoid plagiarism). If plagiarism is suspected, your Trainer/Assessor will use the RTO plagiarism software to authenticate the work. Disciplinary action occurs as a result of plagiarism. Where the assessor determines that the work submitted by a student is not their own work, they will report this to the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will investigate the issue and if plagiarism or cheating is confirmed, the students work will not be taken into account in determining the students competence in the relevant unit. Students are able to utilize Dalton Colleges complaints and appeals procedure if they wish to contest the decision If your Assessor does not receive sufficient evidence for this task, you will be provided the opportunity to resubmit. If after resubmitting your Assessor still has not received sufficient evidence you will be required to re-enrol for the whole unit of competency. Case study Tiny opera Company The history of the Tiny Opera Company Tiny Opera Company operates in a rural NSW town. Colleen Starr started the company after moving to the small town from Sydney in the late 1970s. Colleen wanted to bring the wonder and entertainment of theatre-based performances to rural NSW. Her vision was to create a regional theatre that emulated the Sydney Opera House; making theatre both accessible and valued in her town and the surrounding community. Stellas idea and passion was shared by a wealthy landowner in the area who donated $2.3 million to support the purchase of a venue and the ongoing operation of the theatre. $1.3 million of this was invested in a trust which has been added to over the years that Tiny Opera Company has generated a profit. Colleen Starr bought an old town hall that had been built in the early 1900s. The hall is listed on the State Heritage Register in NSW. Basic interior renovations were carried out to the stage, three dressing rooms, kitchen, break room, meeting room, food counter and ticketing booth including: painting internal walls installing wall-mounted radiators throughout the theatres, dressing rooms and break room installing a dishwasher and oven in the kitchen installing a wood heater in the meeting room. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Tiny Opera Company has staged regular performances in the theatre from the 1970s onwards. Ten years ago, the Tiny Opera Company built a small office building to serve the growing number full time staff. Tiny Opera Company today The staff at Tiny Opera company currently include: Stage Manager (part-time) Director of Programming Resident Designer (funded by a grant for three years) Business Manager Marketing Communications Manager (part-time) Project Officers x 3 (part-time) Customer Service Representatives x 2 (part-time). This year, the Tiny Opera Company has added a position for a new environment officer. You have been hired as the new environment officer at Tiny Opera Company after responding to the following job advertisement. Sustainability project officer position Tiny Opera Company is taking a new direction to become a leading practitioner of sustainable practices in the performing arts industry. As part of this direction, Tiny Opera Company has created an exciting new position for a sustainability project officer. You will be motivated, enthusiastic about sustainability and ready to bring an innovative approach to Tiny Opera Company practices. You will work within our small team at Tiny Opera to review work practices, especially the use of costume, props, lighting and facilities, as well as communications, and equal employment opportunity practices. You will be required to develop best practice models to increase sustainability practices across the organisation. This may involve training and educating staff through professional development, company newsletters and other similar approaches. We are looking for a highly skilled individual capable of reviewing technical documents and legislation in order to develop plain language policy, internal memos and external publicity materials. The project officer is also required to develop materials to inform and educate audiences about Tiny Opera Companys sustainable activities and encourage participation in activities and practices that lead to better environmental outcomes. You are inducted by Nic Tan, the Business Manager of Tiny Opera Company, who gives you an overview of how the company wants to approach sustainability. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability In the last six months, Tiny Opera Company has been focusing on becoming a more sustainable operation. Nic Tan has reviewed some of the organisations operations and has observed that resource use in the theatre is not aligned with sustainable work practices being promoted at Tiny Opera Company. Nic realises that this is at least partly due to the policy and procedure documents not reflecting industry requirements or reflecting Tiny Opera Companys aim to increase sustainability across its operations. Nic wants you to update the sustainability policy to specifically reflect the sustainability aims of the business. Nic wants to focus on the following areas: minimising resource use using resources more efficiently reducing toxic material and hazardous chemical use employing life cycle management approaches implementing a sustainability continuous improvement strategy. Nic Tan also mentions that they need something in the policy that talks about measuring resource use and reviewing resource records periodically because thats the main way that Tiny Opera Company will be monitoring their progress towards minimising resource use. Tiny Opera Company has made an effort to improve sustainability by pursuing some new sustainability initiatives: programming of all reverse-cycle air conditioners in the office to automatically switch off at 4.45 pm every day: currently air-conditioners are manually switched off it is the responsibility of the last staff member leaving each day to turn them all off this is rarely done, and most commonly all air-conditioners are left running 24 hours per day. better sorting of recyclable paper from general rubbish using low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint when painting sets for performances to protect the health and safety of workers. Tiny Opera Sustainability Policy Tiny Opera has a commitment to minimising environmental impact by: using resources wisely encouraging visitors to consider sustainability focusing on appropriate management principles. We seek to improve social, economic, cultural and environmental benefits in our decision-making. Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Nic Tan provides you with the budget for the previous few years as well as projections for next year. Nic points out that the marketing budget has already been increased to allow for marketing the new Tiny Opera Company sustainability initiatives. Nic Tan envisages that you will create sustainability policy options that fit within amount that is currently being generated as profit. Nic Tan points out that there is quite a fluctuation in the amount of profit generated, so you should use it as a rough guide. Who knows, says Nic Tan, with an innovative sustainability plan, maybe youll even be able to generate some additional income by bringing bigger audiences to the Tiny Opera Company in support of our new, sustainable direction. Sustainability is a long-term goal at Tiny Opera Company, but Nic would like to see a couple of actions implemented within the next 12 months. Tiny Opera Company 2 years ago Last year This year Next year (projected) $ $ $ $ Income Sales of goods and services 111,500 117,750 112,000 115,000 Venue hire 25,600 24,300 24,700 24,000 Grants 35,000 70,000 85,000 80,000 Philanthropy 75,500 74,750 72,000 72,000 Fundraising 3,300 6,500 5,800 4,500 Corporate partners 70,000 87,000 85,000 80,000 Investing activities 65,400 68,000 72,300 73,300 Total income 386,300 448,300 456,800 448,800 Expenses Wages and salaries 275,000 303,000 358,000 358,000 Utilities 7,672 8,472 8,672 8,800 Maintenance 1,825 869 765 1,000 Accounting expenses 1,500 1,500 1,750 1,750 Marketing 4,270 4,320 5,245 8,200 Performance costs 58,000 47,700 53,670 55,000 Miscellaneous 2,500 3,200 1,275 2,000 Total expenses 350,767 369,061 429,377 434,750 Assessment Task 1 BSBSUS501 Develop policy and procedure for sustainability Profit/loss 35,533 79,239 27,423 14,050

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