Certificate IV in Waste Management


 

CPP40919- Certificate IV in Waste Management

Course Overview

Course Description
This qualification is for those in waste management specialisation roles in waste collection, processing, minimisation and recovery operations in supervisory, leadership or sales roles. Waste management operations are undertaken across a range of government and private sectors involved in municipal, solid, commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste management.
Individuals operating in these waste management specialisation roles apply solutions to a defined range of predictable and unpredictable problems and provide leadership and guidance to others.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to the operation of waste management facilities by the respective environmental protection authority (EPA) in some jurisdictions and should be confirmed prior to commencing this qualification. For further information, check with the relevant EPA.

Course requirements
This course requires a total of 12 units with 7 core unit and 5 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 CPP40919- Certificate IV in Waste Management

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Core Units

BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBWHS307 Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand work health and safety (WHS) laws, and comply with them in one’s own workplace.
The unit applies to those who contribute to compliance with WHS laws as part of their WHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.
NOTES
1. The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent, and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.
2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

CPPCMN4003 Establish, develop and monitor teams
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to facilitate the development of team members’ working relationships, monitor their interactions and performance, and manage coaching and incentive programs to improve team effectiveness.
The unit supports those who supervise small teams and take responsibility for the quality of work at a particular site. It applies in a range of commercial and residential work sites.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of endorsement.

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.

CPPWMT4001 Develop proposals for waste management services
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to develop proposals for waste management services to meet client needs. It includes site assessment to identify client’s waste generation and management practices, obtaining quotes from equipment suppliers and preparing cost estimates accounting for equipment, materials and labour types and quantities required to provide waste management services. It also includes client negotiation to agree on service terms and conditions, and preparing and presenting documented service proposals.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is able to use specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT4010 Assess and advise on waste avoidance options
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to assess and advise on waste avoidance options. It includes confirming waste types and drivers for waste generation and identifying and assessing opportunities to avoid waste against the waste hierarchy. It requires analysing the cost-benefits and feasibility of identified waste avoidance options and presenting the findings.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is able to use specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

Elective Units

CPPWMT4002 Develop waste management plans
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to research, prepare and present a documented waste management plan. It includes reviewing waste practices to identify waste management options, assessing the feasibility of options and formulating waste management activities to achieve waste management objectives.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is able to use specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT4007 Organise and monitor waste management operations
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to organise and monitor waste management operations. It includes scheduling and organising personnel, plant, equipment and materials to meet operational requirements and monitoring activities on site to ensure quality and regulatory compliance. It includes supervising personnel to ensure capacity and licensing is appropriate for the work being performed, identifying training opportunities to address individual skill gaps and ensuring the availability of skilled personnel to meet work schedules.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is able to use specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

CPPWMT4009 Conduct waste audits
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to conduct waste audits to identify and quantify waste. It includes planning waste audit methods, setting up the audit area and isolating waste types to identify, sort, measure, weigh and record waste. It also includes collecting samples and evidence, completing documentation and reporting audit findings.
A person who achieves this unit of competency is able to use specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of publication.

BSBLDR401- Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively as a workplace leader, including understanding the context, choosing methods of communication to suit the audience, and following up.
This unit applies to managers, supervisors and team leaders required to communicate with other persons within the workplace.
Communication skills cover a range of methods and contexts within principally structured environments.

BSBLDR402- Lead effective workplace relationships
This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to use leadership to promote team cohesion. It includes motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team and forming the bridge between the management of the organisation and team members.
This unit applies to team leaders, supervisors and new or emerging managers where leadership plays a role in developing and maintaining effective workplace relationships. It applies in any industry or community context.

At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures, which require planning and evaluation and leadership and guidance of others.

Career Opportunities
Occupations
• Waste Operations Manager
• Waste Plant Manager
• Waste Supervisor
• Waste Auditor

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