Name of qualification Manipulant/manipulantka nevarnih odpadkovAdd to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Hazardous waste handler
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 5
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • Education at least at SQF level 4 and
  • at least two years of work experience in the field of waste management.
ISCED field Field
Transport, varnost, gostinstvo in turizem, osebne storitve
ISCED subfield subfield javna higiena in komunalne storitve
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

The candidate is able to:

  • independently plan and organize their own work in the work environment in accordance with the quality standards of work in the field of waste management
  • manage resources responsibly and economically (machines, devices, equipment, materials, energy, time)
  • communicate with different stakeholders, taking into account the principles of successful communication
  • to ensure one's own safety, the safety of others involved in the work process and to protect the environment
  • use modern information and communication technology and software in the field of waste management
  • accept and identify hazardous waste
  • pre-store the accepted waste according to its composition
  • prepare documents for the delivery or acceptance of hazardous waste
  • take action in the event of an accident
  • provide information to the public and advise clients
  • keep records and prepare work reports


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here [2].

Assessment and completion

In the counseling process, the candidate prepares a personal portfolio, which is evaluated by the commission, and if the candidate has provided credible, valid and relevant evidence of knowledge, skills and competencies from the occupational standard, the commission may:

  • recognizes the knowledge and skills of the occupational standard in full,
  • recognizes the knowledge and skills of the occupational standard in part and determines those knowledge, skills and competences that will be tested,
  • does not recognize any knowledge and skills of the occupational standard because the candidate does not demonstrate any knowledge, skills and competences from the occupational standard, and will reasonably check the entire occupational standard.


  • Practical verification with oral defense.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.