NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

 

NWP20115  Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

To achieve this qualification the candidate must demonstrate competency in 11 units of competency, comprising two core and nine elective units.

Core

All core units must be completed.

Electives

Nine elective units must be completed in the appropriate streams of General, Networks, Source, Irrigation and Treatment.
 

CORE UNITS

NWPGEN001  Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

This unit is designed for operators to comply with the knowledge of risk management principles established in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR), which contribute to the improved management of water supply systems and the reduction of water quality risks for water supplies.

NWPGEN003  Apply the environmental and licensing procedures of the water industry

This unit is designed to introduce new starters within the water industry to their environmental responsibilities while doing work. The course provides participants the skills and knowledge to understand the elements of legislation, policy and procedures relating to environmental protection, environmental risk assessment and control. Participants will learn the basics of dealing with environmental incidents and how they are reported and dealt with

ELECTIVE UNITS

NWPIRR001  Monitor and operate irrigation and domestic delivery systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of new operators to operate and check irrrigation and/or domestic and stock supply systems to ensure the delivery of water to customers according to the agreed standards.

NWPNET021  Install metering equipment

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of new operators to remove and install water meters within the distribution system. The unit has a focus on the safety of the operator including checking for electrical earth leaks. The unit will also cover the identification of defects and maintenance requirements of the meters and its facility.

NWPIRR011  Install devices for irrigation systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of new operators within the rural irrigation areas to install meters, regulators within a channel system. The unit can also be used for rural operators who are working within pressurised horticulturals systems where there is a need to install, meters, valves and pressure control devices.

NWPIRR002  Operate basic flow control and regulating devices in irrigation systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to operate basic flow control and regulating devices in irrigation channel systems.

NWPNET002  Prepare and restore work site

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge operators within the water industry require when preparing and restoring a worksite for repairs, maintenance or construction of new assets. The unit focuses on access, underground services, site protection, storing of equipment and materials, restoring the site to meet organisation and customer needs.

NWPNET004  Monitor and operate network systems

This unit is designed to provide the skill and knowledge required to monitor, and control flows and pressures within a potable water distribution system. The unit can be applied to small or parts of larger urban systems where the operator is required to make adjustments to valves, tanks, storages etc to ensure the customer service standards are met.

NWPNET011  Locate, identify and protect utility 

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for workers involved in the construction, repair, or installation of underground utility infrastructure. Typically workers are involved in locating, identifying and protecting existing utilities infrastructure to prevent damage, injury, death and/or loss of service. Work activities may involve trench excavation or the application of trenchless technologies for installation or repair.

NWPIRR041  Identify and apply water entitlements and delivery processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to apply irrigation and/or domestic and stock supply systems, the measurement of water and the reporting of customer water usage.

NWPSOU012  Monitor,inspect and report catchment operations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to inspect and report on surface catchment areas and associated rivers, lakes, water bodies, dams, water storages and groundwater areas to identify potential risks to the water quality, the environment and the public. The ability to apply organisational procedures identifies and record unusual activities or events, apply relevant control measures and report outcomes are required skills.

NWPSOU021  Inspect and maintain basic dams and water storages
This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to undertake basic inspection of dams and water storages and to conduct routine maintenance according to organisational maintenance plans and manufacturer specifications.

NWPSOU051  Monitor and operate groundwater extraction
This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to monitor the extraction of water from waterways and water bodies and to report risks, compliance and complaints.

NWPNET022  Maintain and repair network assets for drinking water

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to repair water distribution assets and insert or cut in fittings and valves.

NWPNET023  Maintain and repair network assets for wastewater 

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to maintain and repair pipes, drains and wastewater collection assets.

NWPGEN007   Sample and test drinking water

This unit of competency describes the skills required to collect and prepare drinking water samples and to perform basic water quality tests.  This unit does not include off-site laboratory testing.

This unit applies to those working in field operations in the water industry, but might be relevant to others.  The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out.  Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work under supervision, while performing routine tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

NWPTRT052   Operate and control Hypochlorite disinfection processes

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to monitor and operate chlorine disinfection systems and to report on process quality control. This unit supports field staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that chlorine disinfection system processes comply with organisational requirements. For staff working on chlorine disinfection systems where liquefied chlorine gas is used, the unit - NWP277A Work safely with liquefied chlorine gas, is essential.

NWPRT012   Operate and control fluoride addition processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and operate fluoridation systems and to report on water quality control.

NWPTRT013  Operate and control liquefied chlorine gas disinfection processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to work safely with liquefied chlorine gas, including the safe changeover of gas containers, the safe transport, handling and storage of liquefied chlorine gas containers and implementation of emergency procedures.