This mapping looks at the alignment between the Embedding Energy Management (EEM) program and selected units of competency from the MSS Sustainability Training Package.
The mapping focuses on the following questions:
- Do the modules in the EEM program map to units of competency in the MSS Sustainability Training Package?
- If a learner completed a module would that satisfy any of the requirements of a unit of competency?
- Can the modules be used as learning resources for units of competency?
The RTO may find other units of competency that have some alignment to the EEM modules in a particular context which reflects, for example:
- The range of job roles and levels of responsibility in the site leadership team
- Packaging electives to meet site or sector requirements
- Additional skills that are applied in progressing the energy plans and/or implementing improvements
- How the energy plans fit with broader sustainability focus of the business e.g other environmental issues and social sustainability.
However there are differences in the approach, intent and content so the alignment is partial.
The EMM program is designed for the management/leadership team in a business. It helps them to develop a strategic response to the challenges of energy management and resource efficiency. The program covers team processes for planning how to embed energy efficiency into management systems and business planning and for identifying energy opportunities.
In the MSS Sustainable Operations Training Package, the most relevant qualification is the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Operations. The most relevant Skills Set is SS6 Reduce sustainability risk.
These comprise units of competency that target managers with strategic responsibility for sustainability. This is broader than energy efficiency but for most businesses energy efficiency will be a significant sustainability issue.
The units also require the application of specific skills and knowledge to identifying sustainability improvements. For example, root cause analysis might be required. They may also require implementation of the improvements.
- The mapping was done based on the stated learning outcomes of the EEM program modules.
- Additional activities will logically flow on from the program, for example, in implementing the improvements; however these have not been included in the mapping.
- The EEM program is aimed at senior managers to enable them to develop a strategic response to the challenges of energy management and resource efficiency. This places the program at ‘higher level’ in the AQF – at AQF 5 or above.
- In all cases the mapping is partial i.e. completing the module will not meet the all of the requirements for a unit of competency.
- The EEM modules and tools can be used as resources to support the delivery and assessment of some MSS units of competency.
- Completing the module should provide evidence that can be used along with other evidence to meet the rules of evidence for assessment for the relevant unit of competency.
The following table is a mapping of modules to units of competency.
|MSS017001 Analyse and determine organisational risk areas in sustainability||MSS017004 Lead sustainable strategy deployment||MSS017003 Identify and respond to external sustainability factors for an organisation||MSMENV672 Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability|
|Module 1: Energy and business planning||partial||partial||partial||partial|
|Module 2: Carbon inventory and supply chain impacts||partial||partial||does not map||partial|
|Module 3: Energy procurement||does not map||does not map||does not map||does not map|
|Module 4: Energy efficiency opportunities||partial||partial||partial||partial|
|Module 5: Energy management systems||does not map||partial||partial||partial|