Water Treatment

The following units relate to water treatment operations and can be undertaken individually or within a full qualification.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

NWP260A Monitor and report on water treatment processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and report on basic water treatment processes within community (potable) and industrial water treatment plants in urban and rural areas. The ability to operate the water treatment processes in compliance with relevant State or Territory legislation and/or Australian Drinking Water guidelines is vital to performance.

NWP261A Operate and maintain water treatment plant and equipment

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to operate basic water treatment processes within community (potable) and industrial water treatment plants in urban and rural areas. The ability to operate the water treatment processes in compliance with relevant State or Territory legislation and/or Australian Drinking Water guidelines is vital to performance.

NWPTRT052   Operate and control Hypochlorite disinfection processes

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.

NWP271B Monitor, operate and report sedimentation processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and operate non-chemically assisted sedimentation processes and report on the sedimentation system performance and process quality control within domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants or stormwater systems.

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.

NWP274A Monitor, operate and report on ozone treatment systems

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor and operate ozone treatment systems and to report on process quality control.

NWPRT012   Operate and control fluoride addition processes

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

NWPTRT013  Operate and control liquefied chlorine gas disinfection processes

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.

NWP345B Monitor, operate and control water treatment processes

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

NWPTRT031   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.

NWPTRT041  Operate and control granular media filters

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.

NWP355B Monitor, operate and control membrane filtration processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control membrane filtration plant, including micro and ultra filtration; 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 membrane filtration processes in treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWP357B Monitor, operate and control reverse osmosis and nano-filtration processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and control reverse osmosis (RO) and/or nano-filtration (NF) 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 reverse osmosis and/or nano-filtration processes in treatment plants conform to organisational standards and comply with statutory requirements.

NWPTRT091  Operate and control solids handling 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.

NWPGEN009  Perform complex 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.

NWPTRT054  Operate and control chloramination 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.

NWPTRT034  Operate and control activated carbon 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

NWP406A Investigate and plan the optimisation of granual media filtration processes

This unit is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and report on system performance and process quality control and may require the control and coordination of granular media filtration processes used in water and wastewater treatment. This unit supports technical staff with the responsibility for optimising granular media filtration processes in water and wastewater treatment plants.

 

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.