Certificate III in Water Operations

NWP30107 Certificate III 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 units must be completed.

Electives

Eight elective units must be completed.
The elective units must comprise at least four 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 water industry specific elective units (coded NWP) may be drawn from the Certificate II in this Training Package.
A maximum of three units may be drawn from this Training Package at Certificate IV level.
A maximum of three relevant units may be drawn from another endorsed Training Package at Certificate III or IV levels.

CORE UNITS

NWP301B Implement, monitor and coordinate environmental procedures

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to identify and minimise the environmental impact of water industry work activities, identify general environmental risks and to implement, monitor and coordinate environmental procedures. This unit supports the field workers and operational staff and staff with specific responsibility for demonstrating due diligence in conforming to environmental legislation and standards.

BSBWOR301B Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required organise the priorities for themselves and their workgroup. The unit is also designed to help field and operational staff establish a development and career plan

BSBOHS303B Contribute to OHS Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to identify and assess the risks associated with work activities. The unit supports field supervisors in identifying their responsibilities for the welfare and safety of their team, visitors, contractors and other staff.

ELECTIVE UNITS

NWP300B Provide and promote customer service

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for members of the workforce to respond effectively to the needs of internal and external customers by the application of the organisation’s standards and processes. The ability to solve problems, communicate effectively and seek opportunities to improve service to customers are essential to performance.

NWP302A Install meters for Non-Potable, Non-Urban Water Supplies

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required people responsible for the installation of meters within a rural environment where the meter installation is required to meet Australian Technical Standard ATS 4747

NWP303A Monitor and Control Maintenance of Water and Wastewater System Assets

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to inspect and assess asset maintenance and repairs and to produce plans for and monitor and report on maintenance and repair work completion. The ability to identify faults, gather data, interpret technical information, assess risks and produce technical workplans, costing and reports are essential to performance. The unit supports field staff with responsibility for ensuring the water collection, distribution, storage and transfer assets are regularly monitored and conducting scheduled maintenance an repair on assets.

NWP304A Maintain Meters for Non-Potable, Non-Urban Water Supplies

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to maintain water meters in open and closed conduit for non-potable water allocation in non-urban water systems. The unit supports people with the responsibillity to ensure the maintenance of the integrity of already istalled meters, metering systems and their components.

NWP305B Monitor and Conduct Minor Maintenance on Complex Flow Control and Metering Devices

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor the operation of complex flow control, measuring and regulating devices controlling water supply in ground and/or surface water source systems. Or water supply and/or distribution systems, wastewater collection and transfer systems. The unit supports field staff with specific responsibilities for monitoring the operation of complex flow control, measuring and regulating devices, conducting minor maintenance and ensuring problems are anomolies are rectified by specialist technicians.

NWP309B Test and commission water distribution systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required operators to plan and implement the testing and commissioning of water distribution systems. The ability to interpret technical information, identify and assess hazards and perform technical testing procedures are essential to performance. This unit supports field staff and operators with specific responsibility for commissioning water distribution systems, post-installation or repair, ensuring that the functioning of the system complies with relevant specifications and organisational requirements.

NWP310B Monitor and operate water distribution systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and coordinate the operation of bulkwater or water distribution systems and to measure and report on the operation of the system. The ability to interpret technical documentation, identify and investigate operational problems and to collect and analyse technical information are essential to performance. This unit supports the field staff and operators with a specific responsibility for inspecting and measuring the performance of bulkwater or water distribution systems and for ensuring that flow, pressure and volume parameters are regulated according to organisational specifications and system demands

NWP311B Monitor and operate wastewater collection and transfer systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and coordinate the operation of wastewater collection and/or wastewater transfer systems and to measure and report on the operation of the system. The ability to interpret technical documentation, identify and investigate operational problems and to collect and analyse technical information are essential to performance. This unit supports the field staff and operators with a specific responsibility for inspecting and measuring the performance of wastewater collection and/or wastewater transfer systems and for ensuring that flows are regulated according to organisational specifications and system demands.

NWP316B Monitor and schedule water deliveries

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to schedule water deliveries for irrigation and/or domestic and stock supply systems, including monitoring flows, analysing data, coordinating hydraulic processes and compiling operational reports. This unit supports staff and operators with a specific responsibility for ensuring that water deliveries meet varying customer requirements.

NWP317B Control water quality in distribution systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, identify and resolve water quality problems in water distribution systems. The ability to identify and investigate operational problems, collect samples and analyse technical information, communicate effectively with stakeholders and to interpret and apply incident management porocedures are essential to performance. This unit supports field and operational staff with a specific responsibility for monitoring water quality and responding to issues affecting water quality in distribution systems.

NWP319A Monitor and Control Dam Operations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and control major dams operations including regulation of water through the dam. This unit supports field and operational staff with a specific responsibility for the operation of dams and other water storage assets without gated spillways

NWP320B Monitor and implement dam maintenance

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to conduct inspections of dams and implement dam maintenance programs, including maintenance of dam safety mechanisms. The ability to interpret technical documentation, investigate and resolve maintenance problems and to collect and analyse technical information are essential to performance. This unit supports field and operational staff with a specific responsibility for the maintenance of (ungated) dams.

NWP321B Inspect and operate groundwater regulation

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to perform inspection, regulation, operation, measurement and reporting of groundwater systems. This unit supports field and operational staff with a specific responsibility for inspecting and checking groundwater sources

NWP323B Monitor and coordinate catchment operations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to inspect and monitor catchment areas, monitor flows and coordinate catchment processes. The ability to collect data and samples, monitor and adjust regulatory systems, identify and investigate catchment problems and produce technical reports are are essential to performance. This unit supports field staff with a specific responsibility for monitoring and coordinating catchment operations. The level of responsibility may vary according to the size and complexity of the catchment area.

NWP326A Conduct and report dam safety instrumentation monitoring

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to plan, implement and report on the monitoring of basic instrumentation installed in dams to provide assurance of their ongoing safety. This unit of competency replaces NWP325B Conduct and report on dam safety inspection and basic monitoring.

NWP327A Inspect and report on concrete dam safety

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and report on concrete and masonry dam safety inspection. This requires the operator to conduct routine visual inspection, capture and report dam condition and faults in dams. Dam safety operators should be aware of the damage potential of the dam and be able to recognise and report deficiencies, or adverse trends that could lead to failure. This unit supports operators with responsibility for the inspection of concrete dams and reporting of faults or trends.

NWP328A Inspect and report on embankment dam safety

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and report on embankment dam safety inspection. This requires the operator to conduct routine visual inspection, capture and report dam condition and faults in dams constructed primarily from earth and rock materials. Dam safety operators should be aware of the damage potential of the dam and be able to recognise and report deficiencies, or adverse trends that could lead to failure. This unit supports operators with responsibility for the inspection of embankment dams and reporting of faults or trends.

NWP330B Establish positions of underground utilities using locating devices

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to determine and mark the location and identity of gas, water, electrical, telecommunications and other underground utility services using a range of specialised instruments and asset plans. This unit supports field staff with a specific responsibility for identifying the presence and exact position of utility services prior to commencing work tasks involving excavation.

NWP331B Inspect conduit and report on condition and features

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and conduct an inspection of gravity sewer or stormwater conduits, using specialised CCTV camera and transport systems, and reporting on observed defects and other features of the conduit in accordance with the industry code and job specifications. The ability to interpret technical information, identify and assess hazards, operate and maintain specialised technical equipment and produce computer generated reports on the condition and features of the conduit inspected are essential to performance. This unit supports operators with a specific responsibility for: inspecting and reporting on the condition of operational gravity sewers and stormwater conduits and new or rehabilitated sewers or stormwater conduits; and operating and maintaining specialised CCTV inspection equipment in compliance with organisational and statutory requirements. This unit may also be applied to the inspection of other types of conduit system.

NWP333B Monitor and control rural water distribution operations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, control and coordinate rural water flow, scheduling and delivery; and to report on rural water distribution, including irrigation, domestic and stock supply systems. The ability to identify faults, gather data, interpret technical information and operate technical equipment are essential to performance. This unit supports field staff with a responsibility for monitoring and operating rural water distribution systems.

NWP339B Perform leak detection

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to plan leak detection activities and to locate, identify and report leaks in water distribution networks (pressure mains). This unit supports field staff with a specific responsibility for planning and implementing leak detection activities according to organisational and statutory requirements.

NWP347B Monitor, operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control coagulation and flocculation plant; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments, conduct chemical dosing procedures and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that coagulation and flocculation processes in water treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP348B Monitor, operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control sedimentation and clarification plant; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments, conduct chemical dosing procedures and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that sediment and clarification processes in water treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP352B Monitor, operate and control dissolved air flotation processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control dissolved air flotation (DAF) plant; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that dissolved air flotation (DAF) processes in water treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP354B Monitor, operate and control granular media filtration processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control granular media filtration plant; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments, conduct chemical dosing procedures and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports perational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that granular media filtration processes in treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP360B Monitor, operate and control dewatering processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control water and/or wastewater dewatering and sludge thickening plant; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments, conduct chemical dosing procedures and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that water and/or wastewater dewatering and sludge thickening processes conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP364B A Perform laboratory testing

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to perform laboratory tests and/or procedures using standard methods and with access to readily available advice. This unit supports laboratory or field assistants with responsibility for testing samples from water and/or wastewater treatment processes.

NWP366A Monitor, operate and control chloramination disinfection processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control chloramination processes; and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. The ability to identify faults, determine and apply technical adjustments and produce technical reports are essential to performance. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that chloramination processes conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP367A Monitor, operate and control activated carbon adsorption processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for the monitoring, operational coordination and control, measurement and reporting of activated carbon adsorption system performance and process quality control. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that activated carbon adsorption processes conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements