This is a qualification for those engaged in generalist water industry operations or specialisations in catchment and dams, civil construction, irrigation water supply, networks, treatment: water and wastewater, wastewater treatment or water treatment.

The general qualification covers skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in the water industry. It allows staff to apply operational and procedural practices under the appropriate level of supervision.

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Core Units

BSBWHS308Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
NWPGEN019Assess, implement and report environmental procedures

Elective Units

Group A: Catchment and Dams

NWPCAD001Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPCAD003Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPCAD006Monitor and coordinate catchment operations
NWPCAD008Monitor and control dam operations
NWPCAD009Monitor and implement dam maintenance
NWPCAD010Inspect and report on concrete dam safety
NWPCAD011Inspect and report on embankment dam safety
NWPCAD013Conduct and report dam safety instrumentation monitoring
NWPCAD016Operate and maintain fishways
NWPCAD018Monitor and operate bulkwater transfer systems
NWPCAD020Inspect and operate groundwater regulation

Group B: Civil Construction

Water Training Australia currently do not offer units of competence under Group B: Civil Construction

Group C: Irrigation Water Supply

NWPIWS001Monitor and operate rural irrigation and domestic delivery systems
NWPIWS003Inspect and operate water diversion systems
NWPIWS004Install meters for rural water supplies
NWPIWS006Maintain meters for rural water supplies
NWPIWS008Monitor and conduct maintenance on rural irrigation assets
NWPIWS010Monitor and control rural water distribution operations
NWPIWS012Monitor and schedule water deliveries

Group D: Networks

NWPGEN027Monitor and operate pump stations
NWPIWS003Inspect and operate water diversion systems
NWPIWS004Install meters for rural water supplies
NWPIWS006Maintain meters for rural water supplies
NWPNET018Disinfect network assets
NWPNET028Monitor and operate network systems
NWPNET030Identify and respond to water quality problems
NWPNET035Perform odour and infiltration investigations
NWPNET036Perform leak detection
NWPNET037Inspect sewer or stormwater assets
NWPNET039Maintain and repair network assets for drinking water
NWPNET040Maintain and repair network assets for wastewater
NWPNET047Install, maintain and repair hydrants
NWPNET051Monitor and operate water distribution systems
NWPNET052Monitor and operate wastewater collection and transfer systems
NWPTRT030Operate and control odour removal processes
RIICCM210DInstall trench support

Group E: Treatment: Water and Wastewater

NWPGEN017Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

Group F: Wastewater Treatment

NWPCAD001Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPGEN021Sample and test wastewater
NWPGEN022Perform laboratory testing
NWPTRT010Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes
NWPTRT016Operate and control dissolved air flotation processes
NWPTRT019Operate and control granular media filters
NWPTRT020Operate and control membrane filters
NWPTRT024Operate and control chloramination processes
NWPTRT028Operate and control reclaimed water irrigation
NWPTRT030Operate and control odour removal processes
NWPTRT036Operate and control activated sludge processes
NWPTRT037Operate and control nutrient removal processes
NWPTRT039Operate and control solids handling processes
NWPTRT040Operate and control digestion processes
NWPTRT047Monitor, operate and control lagoon processes

Group G: Water Treatment

NWPCAD001Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPGEN017Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
NWPGEN020Sample and test source or drinking water
NWPGEN022Perform laboratory testing
NWPTRT008Operate and control iron and manganese removal processes
NWPTRT009Operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes
NWPTRT010Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes
NWPTRT016Operate and control dissolved air flotation processes
NWPTRT017Operate and control activated carbon processes
NWPTRT019Operate and control granular media filters
NWPTRT020Operate and control membrane filters
NWPTRT021Operate and control desalination processes
NWPTRT024Operate and control chloramination processes
NWPTRT039Operate and control solids handling processes

General Elective Units

BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CPCCBC4051ASupervise asbestos removal
Pre requisite CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Evidence of completion must be a statement of attainment not a Construction Industry Card.
CPCCCM1015Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCDE3014ARemove non-friable asbestos
Pre requisite CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry. Evidence of completion must be a statement of attainment not a Construction Industry Card.
MSS402061Use SCADA systems in operations
MSS404061Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area
NWPCAD002Control vegetation on a site
NWPCAD019Monitor and operate groundwater extraction
NWPGEN017Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
NWPGEN023Use maps, plans, drawings and details
NWPGEN024Identify the role and functions of the water industry
NWPGEN025Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes
NWPGEN026Provide and promote customer service
NWPNET019Prepare and restore work site
NWPTRT005Monitor and operate water treatment processes
NWPTRT006Monitor and operate fluoride addition process
NWPTRT007Monitor and operate liquefied chlorine gas disinfection processes
Pre requisite MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus
NWPTRT022Monitor and operate hypochlorite disinfection processes
NWPTRT023Monitor and operate ultraviolet processes
NWPTRT026Monitor and operate ozone processes
NWPTRT027Monitor and operate wastewater treatment processes