Qualification details

CPP40911 - Certificate IV in Waste Management (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Jan/2012

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes PRM40509 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management) 09/Jan/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBADM504B - Plan or review administrative systemsPlan or review administrative systems N/A
BSBATSIW416C - Obtain and manage consultancy servicesObtain and manage consultancy services N/A
BSBFIA302A - Process payrollProcess payroll N/A
BSBFIA402A - Report on financial activityReport on financial activity N/A
BSBHRM401A - Review human resources functionsReview human resources functions N/A
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staff N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBITB501A - Establish and maintain a workgroup computer networkEstablish and maintain a workgroup computer network N/A
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals N/A
BSBMGT406A - Plan and monitor continuous improvementPlan and monitor continuous improvement N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-79 Intermediate Service Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 03/Sep/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6399-79 Intermediate Service Workers Nec 03/Sep/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Sep/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Jan/2012 
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Modification History

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This qualification applies to individuals who use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of waste management contexts. They may be responsible for wide-ranging operational waste management activity and a defined range of unpredictable problems. They may be required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may also be required to provide leadership and guidance and have responsibility for the output of others.

Pathways Information

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • listen to and understand work instructions, directions and feedback, including communication with contractors
  • speak clearly and directly to relay information, including to staff
  • read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as OHS requirements and hazard and risk instructions
  • write reports and documentation
  • interpret the needs of clients and staff
  • apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and counting
  • establish and use networks
  • share information with other staff and clients
  • negotiate responsively, e.g. regarding own work role and conditions
  • persuade effectively
  • be appropriately assertive, e.g. in relation to safe or ethical work practices, own work role or issues relating to hazardous waste


  • work as an individual and a team member
  • work with diverse individuals and groups
  • apply knowledge of own role as part of a team
  • identify and use the strengths of other team members
  • give feedback, coach and mentor


  • develop practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • show independence and initiative in identifying problems
  • solve problems individually or in teams
  • use numeracy skills to solve problems, e.g. time management, simple calculations, shift handover, weights and volume measurements
  • test assumptions and take context into account
  • listen to and resolve concerns in relation to workplace issues
  • resolve client concerns relative to workplace responsibilities if role has direct client contact

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapt to new situations
  • be creative in response to workplace challenges within relevant guidelines and protocols
  • identify opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • generate a range of options in response to workplace matters
  • implement theoretical ideas
  • develop innovative solutions
  • develop a strategic, creative and long-term vision

Planning and organising

  • collect, analyse and organise information
  • use organisation’s basic business systems for planning and organising
  • be appropriately resourceful
  • take initiative and make decisions within workplace role
  • participate in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • work within or establish clear work goals and deliverables
  • determine or apply required resources
  • allocate people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements
  • manage time and priorities
  • adapt resource allocations to cope with contingencies


  • be self-motivated
  • articulate own ideas and vision within a team or supervised work context
  • balance own ideas, values and vision with workplace values and requirements
  • monitor and evaluate own performance
  • take responsibility at the appropriate level


  • be open to learning new ideas and techniques
  • learn in a range of settings, including informal learning
  • participate in ongoing learning
  • learn in order to accommodate change
  • learn new skills and techniques
  • take responsibility for own learning
  • contribute to the learning of others, for example by sharing information
  • apply a range of learning approaches
  • develop own learning pathways
  • participate in developing own learning plans, e.g. as part of performance management


  • use technology and related workplace equipment
  • use basic technology skills to organise data
  • adapt to new technology skill requirements
  • apply OHS knowledge when using technology
  • apply technology as a management tool

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 7 core
  • 11 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 4 units from Group A, of which up to 2 may be from the Group A elective units listed in CPP30711 Certificate III in Waste Management or CPP508011 Diploma of Waste Management
  • up to 7 units from Group A or Group B
  • up to 2 units from Certificate IV qualifications, or a level above or below, in CPP07 or another current Training Package or state-accredited course.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Facilitate effective client relationships


Facilitate effective teamwork


Facilitate effective workplace relationships


Manage workplace safety arrangements


Determine waste management services


Deliver training in hazard identification and waste emergency responses

Elective units of competency 

Group A elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Promote innovation in a team environment


Plan waste audits


Carry out waste audits


Review, evaluate and document waste assessment findings


Organise waste recovery


Implement waste management plans


Monitor waste disposal sites


Select and obtain waste management plant, equipment and materials


Inform and educate clients on waste management issues


Undertake waste process audits


Conduct minor maintenance and repairs on waste processing plant and equipment


Organise waste management operations


Conduct and monitor waste management operations


Develop waste management proposals


Implement landfill rehabilitation plans


Apply lean management techniques


Apply waste avoidance techniques

Group B elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Plan or review administrative systems


Obtain and manage consultancy services


Process payroll


Report on financial activity


Review human resources functions


Recruit, select and induct staff


Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network


Develop teams and individuals


Plan and monitor continuous improvement


Implement and monitor marketing activities


Manage risk


Identify and plan sales prospects


Present, secure and support sales solutions


Modify environment to manage pests


Plan assessment activities and processes


Provide work skill instruction


Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods


Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies

Custom Content Section

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