Qualification details

CPP20411 - Certificate II in Waste Management (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 18/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jan/2012

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PRM20509 - Certificate II 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
BSBCMM201 - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Elective
BSBINN201 - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation Elective
BSBITU201 - Produce simple word processed documentsProduce simple word processed documents Elective
BSBITU202 - Create and use spreadsheetsCreate and use spreadsheets Elective
BSBITU203 - Communicate electronicallyCommunicate electronically Elective
BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with othersWork effectively with others Elective
CPPCMN2001B - Control and direct trafficControl and direct traffic N/A
CPPCMN2002A - Participate in workplace safety arrangementsParticipate in workplace safety arrangements N/A
CPPCMN2003A - Provide effective client serviceProvide effective client service N/A
CPPCMN3001B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899611 Recycling Or Rubbish Collector 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9991 Garbage Collectors 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Waste Management,Environmental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Waste Treatment Plant Operator,Light Vehicle Driver (Waste Management),Landfill Operator,Incinerator Operator,Garbage Collector,Recycler 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899611 Recycling Or Rubbish Collector 03/Sep/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9991 Garbage Collectors 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 521 Certificate II 10/Jan/2012 
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Modification History




Update superseded non-native elective units to their current equivalent unit:

  • BSBCMM201A to BSBCMM201
  • BSBINN201A to BSBINN201
  • BSBITU201A to BSBITU201
  • BSBITU202A to BSBITU202
  • BSBITU203A to BSBITU203
  • BSBWOR203A to BSBWOR203
  • TLIB2003A to TLIB2003
  • TLIB2004A to TLIB2004
  • TLIC2002A to TLIC2002
  • TLIC3003A to TLIC3003
  • TLID2003A to TLID2003
  • TLID2004A to TLID2004
  • TLID2021A to TLID2021
  • TLIE2007A to TLIE2007
  • TLIF2010A to TLIF2010
  • TLILIC2014A to TLILIC2014
  • TLILIC2015A to TLILIC2015

This version released with CPP07 Version 14.4.


This qualification applies to individuals undertaking pre-vocational programs or those entering the workforce. They may be responsible for routine waste management activities, but work under close supervision.

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
  • speak clearly and directly to relay information
  • read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as OHS requirements
  • write for record keeping and documentation
  • interpret the needs of team members from clear interaction
  • apply basic numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and counting
  • establish and use networks
  • share information, e.g. with other staff
  • negotiate responsively, e.g. regarding own work role and conditions
  • be appropriately assertive, e.g. in relation to OHS issues


  • 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


  • 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, such as managing time and using resources
  • 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 within a team or supervised work context and in line with guidelines
  • 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 basic business systems for planning and organising
  • be appropriately resourceful
  • take limited 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

Packaging Rules

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

  • 9 units of competency:
  • 4 core units
  • 5 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 2 units from Group A
  • up to 3 units from Group A or Group B

up to 2 units from Certificate II or III qualifications 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 


Participate in workplace safety arrangements


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Prepare for work in the waste management industry


Identify wastes and hazards

Elective units of competency 

Group A elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Work effectively with others


Control and direct traffic


Provide effective client service


Maintain equipment and consumables storage area


Assist with resource recovery


Prepare work areas for waste sorting


Identify waste emergency

Group B elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Communicate in the workplace


Contribute to workplace innovation


Produce simple word processed documents


Create and use spreadsheets


Communicate electronically


Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance


Carry out vehicle inspection


Drive light rigid vehicle


Drive medium rigid vehicle


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Load and unload goods/cargo


Use specialised bulk transfer equipment (dry)


Use communication systems


Apply fatigue management strategies


Licence to drive light rigid vehicle


Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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