Waste Water

The following units relate to waste water 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.

NWP208A Perform basic wastewater tests

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge for operators working at wastewater treatment plants to conduct the routine tests required of new starters

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.

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.

NWP221A Operate basic flow control and regulatory devices in water or waste water treatment network systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to operate basic flow control and regulating devices in water or waste water treatment network systems.

NWP262A Monitor and report wastewater treatment processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and report on basic wastewater treatment processes within domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants in urban and rural areas. The ability to monitor processes to ensure that wastewater disposal or reuse meets state or territory licensing requirements is vital to successful performance.

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.

NWP272B Monitor, operate and report on wastewater lagoon processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and operate wastewater lagoon processes and report on system performance.

NWP273A Monitor, operate and report on ultra violet irradiation disinfection systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required required to monitor and operate ultra violet (UV) irradiation disinfection systems and to report on microbiological quality control.

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.

NWP346B Monitor, operate and control wastewater treatment processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to perform basic monitoring, operation, control and measurement of wastewater treatment plant and report on system performance and process quality control. This unit supports operational staff that may be required to perform monitoring, operation and control of wastewater treatment plant, as an additional and occasional part of their normal job role.

NWP351B Monitor, operate and control activated sludge processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control activated sludge processes (including derivatives such as IDEA and SBR processes); Bathurst box processes and oxidation ditches. This unit also describes the outcomes required to measure and report on activated sludge process performance and quality control. This unit supports operational staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that activated sludge processes (including derivatives such as IDEA and SBR processes); Bathurst box processes and oxidation ditches, comply with organisational and 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.

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.

NWP362B Monitor, operate and control reclaimed water irrigation

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control reclaimed water management and the use of reclaimed water for irrigation practices. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for analysing the critical aspects of reclaimed water reuse management relating to a project or site and implementing reclaimed water reuse irrigation in compliance with organisational, environmental and legislative 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.

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.

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.

 

NWP419B Coordinate and monitor river system usage

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and coordinate the operation of river systems and measure and report on river flows, including flood plains and the river environment.  This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that river system usage complies with organisational and statutory requirements.