Qualification details

CPP30711 - Certificate III in Waste Management (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CPP30719 - Certificate III in Waste ManagementSupersedes but is not equivalent to CPP30711 Certificate III in Waste Management 13/Feb/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to PRM30509 - Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management) 09/Jan/2012

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 21/Oct/2021
(View details for release 2) 18/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) 10/Jan/2012

Units of competency

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CPPWMT3014A - Manually sort wasteManually sort wasteSupersededN/A
BSBRKG304 - Maintain business recordsMaintain business recordsSupersededElective
CPPCMN3004A - Respond to enquiries and complaintsRespond to enquiries and complaintsSupersededN/A
CPPWMT3046A - Conduct resource recoveryConduct resource recoverySupersededN/A
HLTFA302A - Provide first aid in remote situationProvide first aid in remote situationSupersededN/A
TLILIC2016 - Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicleLicence to drive a heavy rigid vehicleCurrentElective
AHCCOM302 - Dispatch materials and composted productDispatch materials and composted productDeletedElective
TLID2003 - Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substancesHandle dangerous goods/hazardous substancesSupersededElective
BSBINN201 - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovationSupersededElective
CPPCMN3003A - Contribute to workplace safety arrangementsContribute to workplace safety arrangementsSupersededN/A
BSBFLM312 - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectivenessSupersededElective
CPPWMT4055A - Develop waste management proposalsDevelop waste management proposalsSupersededN/A
BSBDIV301 - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversitySupersededElective
TLIF2010 - Apply fatigue management strategiesApply fatigue management strategiesCurrentElective
TLID3024 - Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)CurrentElective
CPPWMT3023A - Maintain waste disposal sitesMaintain waste disposal sitesSupersededN/A
CPPWMT3015A - Move waste using loadshifting equipmentMove waste using loadshifting equipmentSupersededN/A
CPPWMT3013A - Receive wasteReceive wasteSupersededN/A
SIRXSLS304 - Coordinate sales performanceCoordinate sales performanceDeletedElective
CPPCMN2001B - Control and direct trafficControl and direct trafficDeletedElective
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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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Waste Management,Weed Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Landfill Environmental Leading Hand,Waste Management Leading Hand,Paper and Pulp Waste Recycle Officer,Compost Facility Operator,Resource Recovery Officer,Waste Management Administration Clerk,Waste Management Education Officer,Heavy Vehicle Driver (Waste Management),Waste Management Advisor 

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 514 Certificate III 10/Jan/2012 
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Modification History




Deletion of the Waste Management units as approved by the Industry Reference Committee Release 10.0 of the CPP Property Services Training Package:

  • CPPWMT3041A - Identify operational requirements of waste management industry
  • CPPWMT3051A - Dispose of waste water to sewer
  • CPPWMT3054A - Maintain credit control
  • CPPWMT3063A - Apply safe operational practices when vehicles contact overhead wires.


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

  • RTE3323A to AHCCOM302
  • RTE4519A to AHCCOM401
  • RTE3512A to AHCPHT307
  • RTE3513A to AHCPHT308
  • BSBCUS301A to BSBCUS301
  • BSBDIV301A to BSBDIV301
  • BSBFIA301A to BSBFIA301
  • BSBFIA302A to BSBFIA302
  • BSBFIA303A to BSBFIA303
  • BSBFIA304A to BSBFIA304
  • BSBFLM303C to BSBFLM303
  • BSBFLM306C to BSBFLM306
  • BSBFLM309C to BSBFLM309
  • BSBFLM312C to BSBFLM312
  • BSBINM301A to BSBINM301
  • BSBINN201A to BSBINN201
  • BSBITU306A to BSBITU306
  • BSBPRO301A to BSBPRO301
  • BSBRKG304B to BSBRKG304
  • BSBWOR201A to BSBWOR201
  • BSBWOR301A to BSBWOR301
  • TLIB3006A to TLIB3006
  • TLIC3004A to TLIC3004
  • TLIC3005A to TLIC3005
  • TLIC4006A to TLIC4006
  • TLID2003A to TLID2003
  • TLID3024A to TLID3024
  • TLIF2010A to TLIF2010
  • TLIF3013A to TLIF3013
  • TLIH3002A to TLIH3002
  • TLILIC2016A to TLILIC2016
  • TLILIC3017A to TLILIC3017
  • TLILIC3018A to TLILIC3018

This version released with CPP07 Version 14.4.


This qualification applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context using some discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may be responsible for operational waste management activities, under supervision, supporting a team.

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 job sheets and material safety data sheets
  • write reports and documentation
  • interpret the needs of team members from clear information and feedback
  • apply basic numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and counting
  • establish and use networks
  • share information, e.g. with other staff, and working as part of a team
  • negotiate responsively, e.g. regarding own work role and conditions, and possibly with contractors
  • persuade effectively
  • be appropriately assertive, e.g. in relation to safe or ethical work practices and own work role


  • 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, and shift handover
  • 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

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 resources to tasks and workplace requirements (only for team leader or leading hand roles)
  • 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, e.g. 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:

  • 17 units of competency:
  • 5 core units
  • 12 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • a minimum of 4 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 a Certificate III qualification, 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 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Contribute to workplace safety arrangements


Respond to enquiries and complaints


Identify wastes and hazards

Elective units of competency 

Group A elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Work effectively with diversity


Provide workplace information and resourcing plans


Maintain business records


Organise personal work priorities and development


Identify and segregate waste


Respond to waste emergencies


Receive waste


Manually sort waste


Move waste using loadshifting equipment


Operate waste processing plant


Store waste


Dispatch processed waste


Prepare waste for re-use


Place and compact waste


Cover waste


Maintain waste disposal sites


Monitor contained waste


Process waste


Follow environmental policies and procedures when transporting waste


Conduct resource recovery


Plan and conduct waste assessments

Group B elective units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Maintain financial records


Process payroll


Process accounts payable and receivable


Maintain a general ledger


Contribute to effective workplace relationships


Support continuous improvement systems and processes


Contribute to team effectiveness


Organise workplace information


Contribute to workplace innovation


Design and produce business documents


Recommend products and services


Manage personal stress in the workplace


Control and direct traffic


Develop waste management proposals


Apply first aid


Provide first aid in remote situation


Dispatch materials and composted product


Prepare raw materials and compost the feedstocks


Prepare value-added compost-based products


Develop a composting recipe


Coordinate sales performance


Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads


Drive heavy rigid vehicle


Drive heavy combination vehicle


Drive multi-combination vehicle


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Use specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment (gravity/pressurised)


Apply fatigue management strategies


Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies


Plan and navigate routes


Licence to drive heavy rigid vehicle


Licence to drive heavy combination vehicle


Licence to drive multi-combination vehicle

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.