MSS50118
Diploma of Sustainable Operations


This qualification provides the skills needed to measure current sustainability performance and to establish processes for improved sustainability performance within organisations.


The Diploma of Sustainable Operations specifies the competencies required to work in a technical, supervisory or operational role in sustainability in an organisation and/or its value chain (e.g. suppliers of goods or services, or customers).

This qualification provides the skills needed to measure current sustainability performance and to establish processes for improved sustainability performance within organisations. It complements but does not duplicate qualifications supplying technical skills related to engineering, chemical, environmental and other technical analyses that may be needed for improving sustainability. This qualification has no formal entry requirement due to the wide variety of sustainability applications in industry. However, most enterprises will expect technical skills relevant to their operations or equivalent vocational experience and for this reason, the qualification is unlikely to be suitable for direct entry from school.

The accelerator program provides learners with 6 months of environmental projects active participation, supported by industry mentors, consultants and additional certifications.


Core Units
MSS015026 – Develop strategic sustainability plans
MSS015027 – Implement sustainability plans
BSBSUS403 – Measure, monitor and reduce carbon emissions
MSS015021 – Measure and report carbon footprint of a product or product class
MSS015022 – Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources
MSS015025 – Develop a business case for sustainability improvements

Elective Units
BSBPMG517 – Manage project risk
MSMENV672 – Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
MSS015011 – Conduct a sustainability energy audit
MSS015017 – Develop regulated sustainability reports
MSS405013 – Facilitate holistic culture improvement in an organisation
MSS405040 – Manage 5S system in an organisation
MSS015030 – Conduct an emissions audit
MSS014008 – Improve sustainability through readily implementable change
MSS015024 – Develop required sustainability reports
PMASUP520 – Review procedures to minimise environmental impact of process
MSS014014 – Implement social sustainability in work practices
MSS405086 – Develop sustainable energy practices
MSS015028 – Conduct a sustainable water use audit


After achieving this Diploma program, individuals may progress into higher education Bachelor Degree or some Master’s Degree. Many graduates, however, will progress directly into relevant industry positions. Graduates will have the opportunity to receive credit transfer for specific units of competency through the articulation agreement between Envirotech Education and Australian Universities.

  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainability Officer
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Ecotourism Guide
  • Sustainability Program Coordinator
  • Environmental Manager
  • Sustainability Advisor
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Sustainable Development Officer
  • Waste Minimisation Officer