Elukestva õppe keskus

Auditing Waste Management


Time of occurrence
1 ECTS (26 hours)
Form of study
Entirely web-based
Tuuli Rasso
Alar Jürgenson
Kaire Kesküla
Sigrid Rajangu
Study group
Environmental sciences
Program language
The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of waste and main waste related topics: from the categories of waste and waste-related problems to the principles, policies and tools used in waste management, as well as the possibilities for auditing waste issues using performance audit methods.
Target group:
Students taking this course should be familiar with general performance auditing methods and have basic knowledge of positive and negative environmental impacts caused by human activities. It is recommended to take the course Introduction to Environmental Auditing before registering to this course.
After completing the course, the course participant
- knows the main categories of waste and environmental impacts caused by waste;
- is familiar with the main waste management principles and economics of waste;
- is able to map the main waste management actors and is aware of the legal framework and main governance tools used for waste management;
- can draft a performance audit addressing waste management.
Tuuli Rasso - National Audit Office of Estonia. Auditor
Alar Jürgenson - National Audit Office of Estonia. Auditor
Kaire Kesküla - National Audit Office of Estonia. Head of International Relations, Liaison Officer
Sigrid Rajangu - National Audit Office of Estonia. Auditor
Topic Credit Lectors
1. The concept of waste and waste related problems.
Waste management principles and economics.
Identifying waste management policy actors and tools.
Designing a waste management audit.
26 Tuuli Rasso, Alar Jürgenson, Kaire Kesküla, Sigrid Rajangu

Location info:
University of Tartu Moodle
Learning environment:
Studies and teaching takes place in internet.
Schedule and further information:
totally web-based
Requirements to complete:
Accomplishing the tests which are provided in Moodle environment.
Outcome method:
non-differentiated (pass, fail, not present)
Grading method:
At the end of each week there will be a graded test (in the Moodle environment) and at the end of the course there is a final test. Weekly tests and final test will be counted for assigning the final result pass or fail. The participants can choose themselves how they spend their time during the week. This enables them to organize their time the way that is best suitable for them.
Grading criteria:
At the end of each study week there is a graded test (Test 1, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4 and the Final test). All graded tests have to be taken and with each test the score has to be equal to or higher than the threshold of 60 %. Each graded test can be taken a twice. The highest obtained score will count.
Document to be issued:
Certificate of completion
Additional information:
Esta Pilt,, +372 +372 737 5560
Program code:
General contact:
Lifelong learning center
Ülikooli 18, Tartu, 50090
+372 737 6213

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