Qualification details

CPP40911 - Certificate IV in Waste Management (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by CPP40919 - Certificate IV in Waste ManagementSupersedes and is not equivalent to CPP40911 Certificate IV in Waste Management 13/Feb/2020
Supersedes PRM40509 - Certificate IV 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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TAEDEL301 - Provide work skill instructionProvide work skill instructionSupersededElective
CPPWMT4022A - Monitor waste disposal sitesMonitor waste disposal sitesSupersededN/A
BSBHRM402A - Recruit, select and induct staffRecruit, select and induct staffSupersededN/A
BSBHRM401A - Review human resources functionsReview human resources functionsSupersededN/A
BSBSLS407 - Identify and plan sales prospectsIdentify and plan sales prospectsSupersededElective
BSBMKG514 - Implement and monitor marketing activitiesImplement and monitor marketing activitiesSupersededElective
CPPWMT4007A - Implement waste management plansImplement waste management plansSupersededN/A
CPPCMN4004B - Facilitate effective client relationshipsFacilitate effective client relationshipsSupersededN/A
CPPCMN4006A - Facilitate effective workplace relationshipsFacilitate effective workplace relationshipsSupersededN/A
TAEASS401A - Plan assessment activities and processesPlan assessment activities and processesSupersededN/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 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Health,Waste Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Recycling Plant Supervisor,Sustainability Marketing Officer (Waste Management),Waste Management Services Manager,Waste Management Education Manager,Waste Treatment Plant Supervisor,Waste Management Administrative Supervisor,Landfill Supervisor,Landfill Environmental Officer,Waste Management Coordinator (Local Government),Waste Auditor 

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




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

  • CPPWMT4006A - Organise waste recovery
  • CPPWMT4027A - Select and obtain waste management plant, equipment and materials
  • CPPWMT4037A - Conduct minor maintenance and repairs on waste processing plant and equipment 
  • CPPWMT4050A - Deliver training in hazard identification and waste emergency responses
  • CPPWMT4056A - Implement landfill rehabilitation plans
  • CPPWMT4060A - Apply lean management techniques .


Update to superseded imported elective units to equivalent current unit:

  • BSBADM504B to BSBADM504
  • BSBFIA302A to BSBFIA302
  • BSBFIA402A to BSBFIA402
  • BSBINN301A to BSBINN301
  • BSBLED401A to BSBLED401
  • BSBMGT406A to BSBMGT406
  • BSBMKG514A to BSBMKG514
  • BSBRSK501A to BSBRSK501
  • BSBSLS407A to BSBSLS407
  • BSBSLS408A to BSBSLS408
  • TAEDEL301A to TAEDEL301
  • TAEDEL401A to TAEDEL401
  • TLID2016A to TLID2016
  • TLIF3063A to TLIF3063

This version released with CPP07 version 14.4.


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

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 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

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


Implement waste management plans


Monitor waste disposal sites


Inform and educate clients on waste management issues


Undertake waste process audits


Organise waste management operations


Conduct and monitor waste management operations


Develop waste management proposals


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

Not applicable.