This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and obtain waste management plant, equipment and materials to meet service requirements. The unit covers sourcing and obtaining plant, equipment and materials which are fit for purpose based on an assessment of performance characteristics, usage patterns and budget constraints. The unit also covers negotiating with suppliers relating to purchase, hire and leasing options, and maintaining industry relationships and supply networks.
The unit supports those who work in lead roles in a waste management team.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.
Identify waste management services.
Waste management services are identified in consultation with
Types of plant, equipment and materials necessary to meet waste management services are identified according to organisational requirements.
Organise plant, equipment and materials.
Performance characteristics of plant, equipment and materials are assessed against required waste management services.
Product specifications are assessed to ensure plant, equipment and materials are fit for purpose according to waste management service requirements.
Purchase, hiring and leasing options for plant, equipment and materials are examined and selected to suit budget and usage patterns.
Negotiations with suppliers are conducted to source and obtain required plant, equipment and materials according to organisational requirements.
Plant, equipment and materials are maintained according to organisational and compliance requirements.
Maintain industry relationships and supply networks.
Business relationships with suppliers of plant, equipment and materials are maintained according to organisational requirements.
Up-to-date industry information on plant, equipment and materials is maintained according to organisational requirements.
Evidence of Performance
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 select and obtain plant, equipment and materials to meet the waste management service requirements on two separate occasions.
While selecting and obtaining waste management plant, equipment and materials, the person must:
consult with relevant personnel to identify waste management service requirements
negotiate with suppliers regarding the purchase, hire or lease of plant, equipment and materials
source and obtain plant, equipment and materials which are fit for purpose and suit organisational budget and usage patterns based on an assessment of performance characteristics
maintain industry relationships and supply networks to access up-to-date information and ensure optimal stock levels are maintained
follow organisational procedures to work safely and comply with regulatory and legal requirements relating to procurement of plant, equipment and materials
record and report details of procurement activities using organisational proformas.
Evidence of Knowledge
A person demonstrating competency in this unit must demonstrate knowledge of:
classifications of waste
hazards and risks associated with waste including hazardous substances and dangerous goods
organisational policies and procedures and regulatory and legal requirements, including contractual requirements, relating to purchasing, hiring and leasing waste management plant, equipment and materials
performance characteristics of plant, equipment and materials used for waste management, as specified in the range of conditions
types, and suppliers of plant, equipment and materials used to provide waste management services.
The following must be present and available to learners during assessment activities:
computer and relevant software to complete work tasks
personal protective equipment (PPE), as specified by organisational requirements
relationships with team members and supervisor:
working in a team.
as specified by organisational requirements.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.
This section describes the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills essential to performance in this unit but not explicit in the performance criteria.
Numeracy skills to:
compare waste management service rates.
Oral communication skills to:
ask questions to check understanding of service requirements.
Reading skills to:
interpret technical information contained in supply contracts or agreements
interpret statistics relating to usage patterns.
Writing skills to:
complete procurement documentation.
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.
Relevant personnel must include at least two of the following:
supervisors or team leaders
Compliance requirements must include:
commonwealth, state and territory legislation relating to selecting and obtaining waste management plant, equipment and materials, including:
hazardous substances and dangerous goods
work health and safety
Performance characteristics must include at least three of the following:
compliance with legislative, regulatory and environmental policy
downtime and life expectancy
fitness for purpose