PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management, I will be able to:
Develop, implement and evaluate a plan to prevent, correct or remedy environmental impacts
Record and report results
I will also know and understand:
Principles and concepts related to managing environmental impacts (a basic level of understanding is required)
The role of environmental management tools in managing environmental impacts (a basic level of understanding is required)
What actions can be taken to address the impact of human activities on the environment.
I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any activity which is related to managing environmental issues, such as:
Waste management related activities, eg
> Materials recovery and buy back centres
> Waste reception
> Landfill operations
Water course cleaning, care and maintenance
Care of public places, open areas, cultural and natural heritage sites
Maintenance of parks and sports fields
Involvement in community projects and job creation schemes relating to environmental practice
General industrial or extraction, ie activities with an environmental care or improvement focus
The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the Specific Outcomes.