Water Distribution

The following units relate to water distribution 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.

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.

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.

NWP223A Install basic metering equipment, flow control and regulating devices for water distribution or wastewater collection systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to install and maintain flow control, regulating devices and meters for water distributions or wastewater collection 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.

NWP233B Construct and install water distribution assets

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to construct and install water distribution assets within a potoable water distribution system including pipelines, installation of flow control and regulating devices and the construction of infrastructure associated with pipes and flow control.

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.

NWP253B Install and repair water services

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to install and repair water service pipes running from the main supply to the consumer connection.

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.

NWP257B Maintain and repair wastewater collection systems

This unit is designed to provide the skill and knowledge required to investigate reported problems in wastewater collection systems and to conduct appropriate maintenance and repair work on wastewater collection assets.

AHCLPW306   Undertake sampling and testing of water

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledgerequired to plan and carry out sampling and testing of water quality as part ofa monitoring program.

 This unit applies to individuals who work under broaddirection and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use ofavailable resources.

NWPIRR024  Monitor and Conduct Maintenance on 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.

NWPNET044 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.

NWPNET041  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

NWPNET042 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.

NWPNET013 Identify and respond to water problems

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.

NWPNET012  Use 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.

NWPNET016  Inspect sewer or storm water line

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.

NWPNET015 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.

NWP403A Investigate and plant the optimisation of potable water distribution systems

The unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to coordinate, monitor and optimise system performance and maintenance planning in potable water distribution systems. The unit supports staff with specific responsibility for ensuring that potable water systems comply with organisational and statutory requirements.

NWP418B Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to required to monitor and coordinate the operation of bulkwater systems and to measure and report on system performance and process quality control. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that bulkwater system operations are coordinated and monitored to ensure compliance with organisational and statutory requirements.

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.

NWP428B Coordinate and monitor the operation of wastewater collection systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge requiredto coordinate and monitor wastewater collection networks to ensure system performance, planning and maintenance conforms to targets outlined in the wastewater system management plan. This unit supports staff with a specific responsibility for ensuring that the operation of wastewater collection systems complies with organisational and statutory requirements. The level of responsibility may vary according to the size and complexity of the system.

NWP440A Supervise conduit inspection and reporting

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to supervisor or manage the inspection and reporting of the condition and features in sewer and stormwater conduites using specialised CCTV equipment. This unit supports people who supervise or manage work involved in the inspection and reporting of the condition and features in sewer and stormwater conduits using specialised CCTV equipment.