Certificate II in Waste Management

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.


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 add topic 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

add topic CPPCMN2002A

Participate in workplace safety arrangements

add topic CPPCMN3001B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CPPWMT2001A

Prepare for work in the waste management industry

add topic CPPWMT3044A

Identify wastes and hazards

Elective units of competency

Group A elective units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBWOR203

Work effectively with others

add topic CPPCMN2001B

Control and direct traffic

add topic CPPCMN2003A

Provide effective client service

add topic CPPWMT2034A

Maintain equipment and consumables storage area

add topic CPPWMT2047A

Assist with resource recovery

add topic CPPWMT2048A

Prepare work areas for waste sorting

add topic CPPWMT2049A

Identify waste emergency

Group B elective units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBCMM201

Communicate in the workplace

add topic BSBINN201

Contribute to workplace innovation

add topic BSBITU201

Produce simple word processed documents

add topic BSBITU202

Create and use spreadsheets

add topic BSBITU203

Communicate electronically

add topic TLIB2003

Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

add topic TLIB2004

Carry out vehicle inspection

add topic TLIC2002

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3003

Drive medium rigid vehicle

add topic TLID2003

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

add topic TLID2004

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2021

Use specialised bulk transfer equipment (dry)

add topic TLIE2007

Use communication systems

add topic TLIF2010

Apply fatigue management strategies

add topic TLILIC2014

Licence to drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLILIC2015

Licence to drive medium rigid vehicle


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

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