Irrigation Systems

The following units relate to irrigation systems operations and can be undertaken individually or as a package to suit your needs. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

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.

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.

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.

NWP227B Control vegetation on the organisation’s site

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to control vegetation on the organisation’s site by inspection, identification and treatment of weeds, plants and shrubs. The ability to safely plan and undertake the work, including the safe handling of chemicals and equipment, is vital to successful performance.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

NWP365A Identify and confirm blue green algae outbreaks.

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to identify and confirm outbreaks of blue green algae blooms. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that water and/or wastewater quality conforms to organisational standards and complies with statutory requirements.

NWP410C Coordinate and monitor asset construction and maintenance

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor asset construction and maintenance, including site management and associated commissioning and post-commissioning activities. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that asset construction and maintenance activities are performed and completed in compliance with all relevant organisational and statutory requirements. The level of responsibility may vary according to the size and scope of the individual project.

NWP415B Coordinate and monitor surface water systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor the operation of surface water systems, ensuring that Surface Water Management Plan (SWMP) performance measures are met, environmental issues are addressed and a source of supply is maintained. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that the operation of surface water systems complies with the requirements of the organisation’s Surface Water Management Plan and with relevant organisational and statutory requirements. The level of responsibility may vary according to the size, scope and complexity of the surface water system.

NWP425B Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor irrigation delivery systems to ensure system maintenance and performance standards and customer liaison. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that the operation of irrigation systems complies with organisational and statutory requirements. The level of responsibility will vary according to the size and complexity of the irrigation system.

NWP427B Coordinate and monitor the operation of drainage systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor drainage systems to ensure compliance with the drainage systems management plan, including system performance, maintenance planning and customer liaison. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that the operation of drainage systems complies with organisational and statutory requirements.

NWP432A Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to understand tand implement quality systems in the water industry and to identify opportunites for improvement in quality outcomes for the organisation. The unit supports water industry technicians or supervisors with a responsibility for the implementation of quality systems.

 

BSBMGT402A Implement Operational Plan

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to implement the operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, producing short term plans for their team or department, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance. The unit supports frontline managers who are actively engaged in planning activities to achieve the measureable, stated objectives of the team and the organisation.