Qualification details

CPP50811 - Diploma of Waste Management (Release 1)


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

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Units of competency

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BSBADM504B - Plan or review administrative systemsPlan or review administrative systems N/A
BSBATSIM505C - Control organisational financesControl organisational finances N/A
BSBATSIW416C - Obtain and manage consultancy servicesObtain and manage consultancy services N/A
BSBCCO604A - Develop and maintain a service level strategyDevelop and maintain a service level strategy N/A
BSBCUS501B - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer service N/A
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans N/A
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staff N/A
BSBHRM503B - Manage performance management systemsManage performance management systems N/A
BSBHRM504A - Manage workforce planningManage workforce planning N/A
BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management system 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 421 Diploma 

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 421 Diploma 10/Jan/2012 
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Modification History

New Qualification


This qualification applies to individuals who provide leadership and strategic direction in the waste management activity of an organisation. They analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the waste management field. These individuals may be responsible for group outcomes and for the overall performance of waste management activity of an organisation.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • listen to and understand work instructions, directions and feedback, including complex information
  • speak clearly and directly to relay information, including complex theoretical information, possibly relating to strategic planning
  • read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as safety requirements and planning documents
  • write reports to develop or monitor plans and performance
  • interpret the needs of internal and external clients from a range of information sources
  • apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring, counting, calculating, monitoring and evaluating
  • establish and use networks
  • share information with other staff and clients
  • negotiate responsively, e.g. regarding own work role and conditions, and with clients possibly on contractual issues
  • persuade effectively in line with own work role, including staff, clients and other stakeholders
  • be appropriately assertive


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


  • 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. in relation to client assessment and management
  • test assumptions and take context into account
  • listen to and resolve concerns in relation to workplace issues
  • resolve client concerns relative to workplace responsibilities

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
  • translate ideas into action
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and as a coach or mentor
  • 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:

  • 19 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 11 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 3 units from Group A, of which up to 2 may be from the Group A elective units listed in CPP40911 Certificate IV in Waste Management
  • up to 8 units from Group A or Group B
  • up to 2 units from Diploma qualifications, or a level above or below, in CPP07 or another current Training Package or state-accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness


Ensure a safe workplace


Manage risk


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


Develop waste management strategies


Develop waste management plans


Develop site safety plans


Develop emergency response plans

Elective units of competency 

Group A elective units 

Unit code

Unit title


Contribute to organisation development


Educate public on waste management issues


Develop and implement an environmental management strategy


Develop landfill rehabilitation plans


Plan resource recovery

Elective units of competency 

Group B elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Plan or review administrative systems


Control organisation finances


Obtain and manage consultancy services


Develop and maintain a service level strategy


Manage quality customer service


Manage budgets and financial plans


Recruit, select and induct staff


Manage performance management systems


Manage workforce planning


Manage an information or knowledge management system


Build and sustain an innovative work environment


Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network


Manage people performance


Develop organisational marketing objectives


Develop a sales plan


Lead and manage a sales team


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Prepare detailed tenders


Coordinate and facilitate a change process


Represent council’s role and value in the community


Undertake environmental and nuisance controls


Plan and coordinate a waste collection or recycling service


Coordinate the implementation of council’s waste management strategy


Design and develop learning programs

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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