Virtually everything we as humans do creates waste. And although there are well-established systems that manage waste, as populations grow, our society needs to develop more effective and creative ways of dealing with it. This course is ideal for those who work in the waste management industry or in waste research and education, or those who would simply like to do their bit for the environment.
The Certificate of Environmental Waste Managementis an online program that will teach you about waste management and treatment, pollutants and waste disposal processes, and how to harness the benefits of those processes to manage disposal via recycling better.
In this professional development course, you will learn about domestic, industrial, toxic and nuclear waste, its impact on humans and the environment and how to deal with waste issues.
You will also study street cleaning and the disposal of refuse, how water is treated, and its quality determined, and the scope and nature of recycling.
On completion of this course, you have built a strong foundation for dealing with all types of waste, which will create opportunities within the industry that (pardon the pun) certainly won’t be wasted!
Unit 1 - Domestic waste
The Earths environment
Conservation and use of resources
Value of resources: economic, ecological and aesthetic
Damage being caused
The impact of humans
Sewage and it’s treatment
Characteristics of sewage
Components of sewage – solids, organic material, industrial waste
Decomposition of sewage
The nitrogen cycle
Classification of sewage systems
Storm water systems and management
Nature of refuse
Placement and protection of bins
Refuse collection systems
Refuse collection vehicles
Safe disposal of household chemicals
Unit 2 - Street cleaning and disposal of refuse
Types of street refuse
Methods of street cleaning – gritting, sanding, sweeping, washing, etc
Improving water quality from any source – physical, chemical, biological impurities
Water borne diseases
Unit 6 - Recycling waste
Scope and nature of recycling
Rubbish tips (dumps)
Actions by individuals (at home or work) – reducing, reusing and recycling waste
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Great Course, I received feedback quite quickly when I needed to know I was on the right track.
S. Lowe, Cootamundra, NSW | Certificate of Environmental Waste Management
T. James, Cootamundra, NSW | Certificate of Environmental Waste Management
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.