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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Review resource recovery needs.
  2. Assess feasibility of resource recovery operation.
  3. Develop resource recovery strategy.
  4. Identify operational requirements.
  5. Finalise resource recovery planning.

Range Statement

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Compliance requirements must include:

commonwealth, state and territory legislation relating to resource recover, including:

environmental protection

hazardous substances and dangerous goods

industry codes and standards

work health and safety and duty of care

licensing requirements.

Site requirements must include:

energy efficiency systems

environmental aspects

infrastructure requirements

zoning requirements.

Performance Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit.

The person must also plan two resource recovery operations.

For each operation, the person must:

identify resource recovery needs of the organisation, including:

auditing waste streams

considering issues related to material source, disposal frequency, method of transportation, and manner in which loads are delivered for disposal

conduct a feasibility study to assess the financial viability of a resource recovery operation, considering:

material, storage, transport, and sales processes

market demand for recovered material

available potential recovery facilities

level of stakeholder commitment to resource recovery strategy

formulate and document a resource recovery strategy in consultation with stakeholders that incorporates:

goals and targets to divert components of the waste stream

measures to ensure compliance with legislation, codes and organisational requirements

site requirements to meet the resource recovery strategy, including infrastructure, zoning, environmental aspects and energy efficient systems

budgets for plant, equipment and materials

human resource and service requirements, including education and customer service as required

product marketing, development and implementation strategies

measures and methods to be used to monitor outcomes.

Knowledge Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of:

environmental issues relating to:

energy efficiency systems

lifecycle of products: reduce, reuse and recycle

renewable energy

hazards and risks associated with resource recovery operations

organisational policies and procedures and regulatory and legal requirements relating to resource recovery operations

service requirements for resource recovery, including:

waste management options

waste management hierarchy

material recovery opportunities and market availability

stakeholder identification

planning and related approval processes

resource recovery infrastructure needs

waste audit techniques

waste assessment techniques

sampling techniques.