Environmental Auditing - SUSD0009

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Architecture Program

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Environmental Auditing integrates scientific/engineering principles, technical and environmental aspects of facility operations, knowledge of management systems, regulatory frameworks and audit techniques to evaluate the environmental impacts of an organisation's activities and to manage potential environmental liabilities, risks and hazards. The course provides students with the necessary knowledge to undertake environmental audits of facilities and operations with the objective of minimising environmental risk and improving environmental performance. Topics include environmental risk assessment; material accounting, pollution prevention and cleaner production tools; legislative requirements; environmental indicators and reporting; management systems auditing; and specialist audit types (energy, waste, contaminated sites). UNSW is Exemplar Global Certified TPECS Provider for the Competency Units EG – AU Management systems auditing and EG – EM Environmental management systems.


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