Certificate II in Water Operations

NWP20107 Certificate II in Water Operations

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

Core

All core units must be completed.

Electives

Eight elective units must be completed.
The elective units must comprise at least five and up to eight electives drawn from the elective pool below.
The balance of units required to complete the qualification may be selected according to the following rules.
A maximum of three units may be drawn from Certificate III level in this Training Package.
A maximum of three relevant units may be drawn from another endorsed Training Package at Certificate II or III levels.

CORE UNITS

NWP201B Follow defined occupational health and safety procedures and regulatory requirements

This unit is designed to introduce new starters to their Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities within the Water Industry. The course provides participants the skills and knowledge to understand key elements of legislation in relation to safety, use and care of personal protective equipment, the identification and reporting of hazards, and undertaking task risk assessments

NWP202B Apply environmental and licensing procedures

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

NWP203B Plan and organise personal work activities

This unit is designed to introduce new starters within the water industry the process of organising their time and daily work activities. The unit provides participants the skills and knowledge to plan and use resources efficiently and effectively as well as working and dealing with the organisations customer service standards.

ELECTIVE UNITS

NWP207A Work effectively in the water industry

This unit is designed to introduce new starters to the water industry.of competency describes the outcomes required to working effectively in the water industry. The unit provides an overview of the industry and how their organisation fits in and links to the community.

NWP209B Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge for operators to read and interpret maps, plans, drawings and specifications that relate to their workplace.

NWP210B Perform basic water quality tests

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge for operators who work in the field repairing pipes and or flushing distribution systems. The unit has a focus on the tests to ensure the maintenance of water quality after a maintenance or repair task. The tests include Chlorine Residual, Turbidity and pH, other tests can be included that are part of an organisations water quality regime.

NWP211B Use computerised systems

This unit is designed to provide the skill and knowldge for operators to utilise the computer systems of their organisation. The unit focus on the intranet, SCADA, maintenance systems and basic word processing and spreadsheets.

NWP213B Monitor and operate irrigation or stock 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.

NWP215B Install and replace basic volumetric 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.

NWP216B Install basic metering equipment, flow control and regulating 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.

NWP218B Perform sampling

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of new operators to collect, store and send off routine water samples. The unit can be used for people who work in urban and irrigation systems as well as dams.

NWP222A Operate basic flow control and regulatory 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.

NWP226B 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.

NWP232B Operate reticulation water distribution system devices

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.

NWP234B Locate, identify and protect utility services

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.

NWP239B 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.

NWP240B Inspect and report catchment and surrounding areas

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.

NWP241B 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.

NWP242B Monitor and report water 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.

NWP254B Repair or insert water distribution assets

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

NWP255B Maintain and repair wastewater collection assets

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

NWP257B Maintain and repair wastewater collection systems

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to investigate reported problems in wastewater collection systems and to conduct appropriate maintenance and repair work on wastewater collection assets.

NWP259B Operate, monitor and conduct minor maintenance on pump stations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain pump stations in water and wastewater systems, according to organisational operating procedures. This unit supports field staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that pump stations operate according to organisational requirements. This may include minor maintenance tasks such as gland adjustment, packing replacement and the replacement of some fittings.

NWP268B Monitor, operate and report on chlorine-based disinfection systems

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.

NWP276A Monitor, operate and report on fluoridation systems

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

NWP277A Work safely with liquefied chlorine gas

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.

NWP279 Demonstrate knowledge of the risk management principles of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

This unit of competency covers the knowledge of risk management principles established in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG), which contribute to the improved management of water supply systems and minimisation of water quality risks for drinking water supplies.