Certificate III in Waste Management


 

CPP30719- Certificate III in Waste Management

Course Overview

Course Description
This qualification is for those engaged in waste management who undertake waste collection and processing across a range of government and private sectors involved in municipal, solid, commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste management.

Job roles and titles vary across the waste management industry and fall within two key areas of activity:

  • collection - waste collection and transfer
  • processing - waste treatment, disposal, remediation and resource recovery.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in varied contexts, which involve known routines, methods and procedures, and judgement in recognising waste types and managing hazards.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to the operation of vehicles, plant and equipment used in waste management in some jurisdictions and should be confirmed prior to commencing this qualification. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

Course requirements
This course requires a total of 12 units with 4 core unit and 8 elective units to be completed.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification
On successfully completion of this course you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification in CPP30719- Certificate III in Waste Management
Core units

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Core units

CPPWMT3001 Identify and segregate waste
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify waste types and segregate according to waste pathways. It includes inspecting waste to identify and segregate waste types and managing hazardous and non-conforming wastes. It also includes monitoring waste storage containers or areas to ensure adequate available storage capacity, secure waste containment and quality control.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT3002 Conduct waste resource recovery
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to recover resources from waste streams. It includes sorting waste according to waste pathways, identifying and segregating waste products able to be re-used, collating waste resources using mechanical separation technologies, and storing and monitoring recovered resources to maintain quality and product integrity.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
This unit forms part of the licensing requirements for operating plant and equipment used in waste management. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

CPPWMT3003 Identify and respond to hazards and emergencies in waste management
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify, control and report hazards and risks, and recognise and respond to emergencies at a waste management site ensuring compliance with legal responsibilities. It includes implementing and monitoring emergency response procedures involving evacuation, isolation and containment, and communicating with others to convey emergency information, and to receive and follow instructions to assist the response. It also includes assisting site clean-up and documenting emergency and response details.
This unit does not cover emergencies involving vehicle contact with overhead wires.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

TLIF1001 Follow work health and safety procedures
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify, control and report hazards and risks, and recognise and respond to emergencies at a waste management site ensuring compliance with legal responsibilities. It includes implementing and monitoring emergency response procedures involving evacuation, isolation and containment, and communicating with others to convey emergency information, and to receive and follow instructions to assist the response. It also includes assisting site clean-up and documenting emergency and response details.
This unit does not cover emergencies involving vehicle contact with overhead wires.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

Elective units

CPPWMT3004 Comply with environmental protection requirements when transporting waste
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental protection requirements when transporting waste using vehicles and equipment. It includes minimising the effects of pollution caused when operating and maintaining waste vehicles and equipment and following routes and workplace instructions to safely transport environmentally hazardous waste. It also includes understanding the impact of waste loads on the environment and identifying ways to improve work processes to protect the environment when transporting waste.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
Candidates must hold a current, nationally recognised licence to operate the vehicle or equipment being used to transport waste. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

CPPWMT3005 Maintain storage area for waste management equipment and consumables
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to maintain storage areas and control stock movement to support the provision of waste management services. It includes monitoring and controlling the security, labelling, movement and storage of equipment and consumables in compliance with workplace and regulatory requirements and responding to emergencies in the storage area.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT3007 Process waste using plant
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate plant to process waste. It includes identifying waste types, ensuring the absence of non-conforming waste streams and selecting and using suitable processing methods. It also includes following manufacturer instructions to operate processing plant, and monitoring plant gauges, warning devices, inputs and outputs to ensure optimal operation and safety.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
This unit forms part of the licensing requirements for operating plant and equipment used in waste management. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.

CPPWMT3008 Store and monitor contained waste
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to store and monitor contained waste. It includes assessing waste types and volume to maximise storage space and maintain containment. It also includes monitoring stored waste to check integrity of containment, manage hazards, risks and non-conformances, maintain quality and prevent contamination, spillage and unauthorised access to the facility.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT3011 Conduct waste assessments
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to conduct waste assessments. It includes visually assessing waste at the site, reviewing documentation and discussing waste generation and management practices. It also includes identifying opportunities for waste minimisation and resource recovery.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is expected to take responsibility for completing these tasks with a high degree of self-direction.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to shift loads safely using manual handling methods. Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the manual handling and movement of loads.
It includes assessing the risks associated with relocating the load, planning the relocation process and carrying out the relocation in accordance with the plan.
Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply fatigue management strategies within the transport and logistics industry. Work is undertaken in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines.
It includes identifying and acting on signs of fatigue and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities, in particular when operating equipment, trains, vehicles, load shifting equipment, marine vessels and aircraft.
Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBCUS301- Deliver and monitor a service to customers
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.
It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. In this role, individuals often exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of customer service to provide technical advice and support to customers over short or long term interactions.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Career Opportunities
Occupations
• Labourer
• Machine Operator
• Plant Operator
• Cleaner
• Waste Officer

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