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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training.gov.au Core Units
BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes NWPGEN019 Assess, implement and report environmental procedures Elective Units
Group A: Catchment and Dams
NWPCAD001 Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks NWPCAD003 Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks NWPCAD006 Monitor and coordinate catchment operations NWPCAD008 Monitor and control dam operations NWPCAD009 Monitor and implement dam maintenance NWPCAD010 Inspect and report on concrete dam safety NWPCAD011 Inspect and report on embankment dam safety NWPCAD013 Conduct and report dam safety instrumentation monitoring NWPCAD016 Operate and maintain fishways NWPCAD018 Monitor and operate bulkwater transfer systems NWPCAD020 Inspect 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
NWPIWS001 Monitor and operate rural irrigation and domestic delivery systems NWPIWS003 Inspect and operate water diversion systems NWPIWS004 Install meters for rural water supplies NWPIWS006 Maintain meters for rural water supplies NWPIWS008 Monitor and conduct maintenance on rural irrigation assets NWPIWS010 Monitor and control rural water distribution operations NWPIWS012 Monitor and schedule water deliveries Group D: Networks
NWPGEN027 Monitor and operate pump stations NWPIWS003 Inspect and operate water diversion systems NWPIWS004 Install meters for rural water supplies NWPIWS006 Maintain meters for rural water supplies NWPNET018 Disinfect network assets NWPNET028 Monitor and operate network systems NWPNET030 Identify and respond to water quality problems NWPNET035 Perform odour and infiltration investigations NWPNET036 Perform leak detection NWPNET037 Inspect sewer or stormwater assets NWPNET039 Maintain and repair network assets for drinking water NWPNET040 Maintain and repair network assets for wastewater NWPNET047 Install, maintain and repair hydrants NWPNET051 Monitor and operate water distribution systems NWPNET052 Monitor and operate wastewater collection and transfer systems NWPTRT030 Operate and control odour removal processes RIICCM210D Install trench support Group E: Treatment: Water and Wastewater
NWPGEN017 Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation Group F: Wastewater Treatment
NWPCAD001 Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks NWPGEN021 Sample and test wastewater NWPGEN022 Perform laboratory testing NWPTRT010 Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes NWPTRT016 Operate and control dissolved air flotation processes NWPTRT019 Operate and control granular media filters NWPTRT020 Operate and control membrane filters NWPTRT024 Operate and control chloramination processes NWPTRT028 Operate and control reclaimed water irrigation NWPTRT030 Operate and control odour removal processes NWPTRT036 Operate and control activated sludge processes NWPTRT037 Operate and control nutrient removal processes NWPTRT039 Operate and control solids handling processes NWPTRT040 Operate and control digestion processes NWPTRT047 Monitor, operate and control lagoon processes Group G: Water Treatment
NWPCAD001 Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks NWPGEN017 Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation NWPGEN020 Sample and test source or drinking water NWPGEN022 Perform laboratory testing NWPTRT008 Operate and control iron and manganese removal processes NWPTRT009 Operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes NWPTRT010 Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes NWPTRT016 Operate and control dissolved air flotation processes NWPTRT017 Operate and control activated carbon processes NWPTRT019 Operate and control granular media filters NWPTRT020 Operate and control membrane filters NWPTRT021 Operate and control desalination processes NWPTRT024 Operate and control chloramination processes NWPTRT039 Operate and control solids handling processes General Elective Units
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development CPCCBC4051A Supervise 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. CPCCCM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCDE3014A Remove 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. MSS402061 Use SCADA systems in operations MSS404061 Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area NWPCAD002 Control vegetation on a site NWPCAD019 Monitor and operate groundwater extraction NWPGEN017 Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation NWPGEN023 Use maps, plans, drawings and details NWPGEN024 Identify the role and functions of the water industry NWPGEN025 Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes NWPGEN026 Provide and promote customer service NWPNET019 Prepare and restore work site NWPTRT005 Monitor and operate water treatment processes NWPTRT006 Monitor and operate fluoride addition process NWPTRT007 Monitor and operate liquefied chlorine gas disinfection processes Pre requisite MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus NWPTRT022 Monitor and operate hypochlorite disinfection processes NWPTRT023 Monitor and operate ultraviolet processes NWPTRT026 Monitor and operate ozone processes NWPTRT027 Monitor and operate wastewater treatment processes