Waste management qualifications done and dusted

The Property Services IRC is pleased to announce that its review of waste management qualifications has been completed, with the updated training package now available on the national register. The review involved consultation with a range of stakeholders, including employers, industry associations, training organisations, regulators and local councils. Thank you to everyone who gave their  time and effort to provide advice on current and anticipated industry training  needs. The renewed Certificate III in Waste Management  has two occupational streams—waste collection and waste processing—with a wide range of electives available to allow training to be tailored to specific enterprise or subsector needs. The Certificate IV in Waste Management  prepares learners for administration and supervisory roles in a variety of contexts, including waste collection, landfill operations,  logistics planning, waste minimisation, and customer service and sales. Units within the qualification were updated to ensure they encompass food and garden organics, leachate and landfill gas, energy production from waste, and waste management for multi-use developments. Two redundant qualification were deleted, the Certificate II and the Diploma of Waste Management. The Certificate II has had very low enrolments, and its vocational outcomes can be achieved through the completion of a skill set in the Certificate III. The Diploma—which focuses on management skills—has had no enrolments in recent years. Other VET qualifications such as the Diploma of Leadership and Management are available to fill this vocational need.