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Module 36: Apply Environmental Management Tools to Assess Impacts

In order for me to perform effectively in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management,

I will be able to:

  • Identify components of the environment and describe their interrelationships.
  • Use appropriate terminology when speaking about environmental issues.
  • Recognise the impacts of events and human activities on the environment.
  • Gather information related to environmental impacts.
  • Use an environment tool to assess impact.
  • Record and report results.

I will also know and understand:

  • Components of the environment and their interrelationships.
  • Terminology related to the environment and environmental issues.
  • The effects of various human activities on the environment.
  • Principles and concepts related to using tools to assess environmental impacts (a basic level of understanding is required).

I can be assessed against this Sub Skill Module 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 centers > 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 Sub Skill Module form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2.