Certificate III in Waste Management - CPP30719

OCTEC Limited

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is for those engaged in waste management who undertake waste collection and processing across a range of government and private sectors involved in municipal, solid, commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste management.Job roles and titles vary across the waste management industry and fall within two key areas of activity:collection: waste collection and transferprocessing: waste treatment, disposal, remediation and resource recovery.Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in varied contexts, which involve known routines, methods and procedures, and judgement in recognising waste types and managing hazards.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to the operation of vehicles, plant and equipment used in waste management in some jurisdictions and should be confirmed prior to commencing this qualification. For further information, check with the relevant regulatory authority.


  • Identify and respond to hazards and emergencies in waste management
  • Conduct weighbridge operations
  • Operate a roll on/roll off collection vehicle
  • Follow work health and safety procedures
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Assess and advise on waste avoidance options
  • Comply with environmental protection requirements when transporting waste
  • Work in a socially diverse environment
  • Dispatch materials and composted product
  • Apply knowledge of WHS laws in the workplace
  • Maintain waste landfill sites
  • Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Apply awareness of dangerous goods and hazardous materials requirements
  • Process waste using plant
  • Implement erosion and sediment control measures
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • Conduct waste resource recovery
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Maintain storage area for waste management equipment and consumables
  • Drive multi-combination vehicle
  • Store and monitor contained waste
  • Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment
  • Operate a front lift mobile compaction/collection vehicle
  • Recommend products and services
  • Provide sales solutions to customers
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock
  • Provide waste management information to stakeholders
  • Place, compact and cover waste at landfill sites
  • Operate a rear loading mobile compaction/collection vehicle
  • Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Identify and segregate waste
  • Organise workplace information
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Operate a side loading mobile compaction/collection vehicle
  • Conduct waste assessments
  • Operate a lift on/lift off collection vehicle
  • Provide first aid
  • Receive, transfer and dispatch waste
  • Operate a liquid waste collection vehicle
  • Prepare value added compost-based products

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