This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies in water industry operations or specialisation in networks, source, hydrography, irrigation or trade waste. 

The general qualification covers the skills for those who have supervisory responsibility and require a broad range of skills. 

The networks specialisation covers the skills required to operate, construct, and maintain water and wastewater networks 

The source specialisation covers the skills required to monitor and operate catchment, weirs, locks, dams, rivers, reservoirs, bulk water and groundwater management and implement operational and safety plans.

The hydrography specialisation covers the skills required to measure, collect and analyse hydrometric information and review the accumulated data to develop water management plans for inland water systems including rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage. 

The irrigation specialisation covers the skills required to coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation systems. 

The trade waste specialisation covers the competencies in compliance, licencing and regulations of trade waste management.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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Core Units

NWPGEN002Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
NWPGEN005Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures

Elective Units

Group A: Work health safety

BSBWHS414Contribute to WHS risk management

Group B: Sampling and testing

AHCLPW306Undertake sampling and testing of water
NWPCAD001Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPGEN014Sampling and testing trade wastewater
NWPGEN022Perform laboratory testing

Group C: Networks

BSBWOR404Develop work priorities
NWPGEN015Develop an operation plan
NWPIRR033Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems
NWPNET005Optimise network systems
NWPNET017Supervise and report on conduit inspections
NWPNET019Prepare and restore worksite
NWPNET025Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets
NWPNET033Coordinate and monitor water asset construction

Group D: Source

BSBMGT402Implement operational plan
BSBSMB407Manage a small team
NWPCAD014Inspect and report river performance

Group F: Irrigation

NWPCAD014Inspect and report river performance
NWPGEN027Monitor and operate pump stations
NWPIRR033Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems
NWPNET033Coordinate and monitor water asset construction

General elective units

BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness
BSBMGT402Implement operational plan
BSBSMB407Manage a small team
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities
NWPGEN010Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems
NWPGEN025Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes
NWPTRT051Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal