Environmental Practices

The Environmental Practices Level 2 and 5 Skills Programmes were developed by WESSA, an ISOE (Institute of Sectoral or OCcupational Excellence) of the LGSETA. They have been made available to accredited providers through the LGSETA and Mazasa has extended its scope to include Environmental Practices under the LGSETA.

The Environmental Practices skills programmes were designed for municipal workers (Level 2) and managers and supervisors (level 5) in order to introduce knowledge, skills and values for better environmental practices in the workplace. A brief overview of each module for both the level 2 and level 5 skills programmes is given below.

Programme Modules

LEVEL 2 SKILLS PROGRAMME

MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

  • BASIC INTRO TO ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY
    This module is based on Unit Standard 116064: Recognise and identify the basic functions of the ecological environment (4 credits)
  • MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING & USING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TOOLS
  • MODULE 3: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE IN MY WORKPLACE
  • MODULE 4: MANAGING ALIEN INVASIVE PLANTS
  • MODULE 5: UNDERSTANDING WATER
  • MODULE 6 & 7: BETTER WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • MODULE 8: MONITORING WATER QUALITY

Programme Modules

LEVEL 5 SKILLS PROGRAMME

MODULE 1: UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • WITH A FOCUS ON GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    This module is based on Unit Standard 264459: Demonstrate an understanding of human sustainability (8 credits)
  • MODULE 2: UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS TOOLS
  • MODULE 3: USING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING
  • MODULE 4: INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • MODULE 5: INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • MODULE 6: UNDERSTANDING BIODIVERSITY