Minimise waste on the building and construction site

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBC4021A, 'Minimise waste on the building and construction site'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan a waste management strategy.

1.1. Current relevant state, territory and council requirements for managing and minimising building waste are identified.

1.2. Relative costs and savings associated with strategies to minimise waste are calculated and negotiated with client.

1.3. Effective communications are established with the architect, designer, engineer and other relevant professionals to ensure project plans incorporate waste minimisation strategies.

1.4. Relevant Australian standards are consulted to identify the implications of waste minimisation strategies for the conduct of the building project.

1.5. Waste management strategy to support the building and construction project is developed.

2. Manage materials procurement to minimise waste.

2.1. Building and construction materials are evaluated to identify high quality and more durable materials that will extend the life of the structure and simplify its future extension and refurbishment.

2.2. Recycled materials are used where appropriate and with regard to regulatory and standards' restrictions.

2.3. Procurement specifications are developed that seek to minimise packaging waste.

3. Manage the building process to reduce waste.

3.1. Demolition practices are determined and used to increase the recovery of materials for recycling and reuse.

3.2. Strategies are adopted to minimise the volume of site excavation and other materials that are disposed of in landfill.

3.3. Litter abatement strategies are adopted on site.

3.4. Safe and environmentally effective disposal of unavoidable waste is planned and implemented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4021A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
  • CPC40708 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Trade Contracting)
  • CPC40808 - Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Building
  • CPC40408 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Sales)
  • CPC40208 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)
  • CPC40508 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Site Management)
  • CPC40611 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Specialist Trades)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services