Course Title: Minimise waste on the building and construction site

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4274 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Minimise waste on the building and construction site

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to support sustainable building practices by minimising waste on the building and construction site. The range of legislative and council planning requirements are addressed in addition to industry best practice in relation to the management of by-products generated and removed from demolition, renovation and construction sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4021A Minimise waste on the building and construction site


1. Plan a waste management strategy.

2. Manage materials procurement to minimise waste.

3. Manage the building process to reduce waste.

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.