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Qualification details

NWP30315 - Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to NWP30219 - Certificate III in Water Industry Operations 03/Feb/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Dec/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCCHM101A - Follow basic chemical safety rulesFollow basic chemical safety rulesElective
BSBCMM301 - Process customer complaintsProcess customer complaintsElective
BSBCUS301 - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customersElective
BSBFLM305 - Support operational planSupport operational planElective
BSBFLM312 - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectivenessElective
BSBWHS301 - Maintain workplace safetyMaintain workplace safetyElective
BSBWHS302 - Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplaceApply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplaceElective
BSBWHS303 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlParticipate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlElective
BSBWHS304 - Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processesParticipate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processesElective
CPCCCM1015A - Carry out measurements and calculationsCarry out measurements and calculationsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 712921 Waste Water Or Water Plant Operator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Water Monitoring and Treatment,Wastewater Treatment 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Water Treatment Technologist,Water Operator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712921 Waste Water Or Water Plant Operator 29/Apr/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 29/Apr/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Dec/2015 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This qualification was released in NWP Water Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

  • New qualification. Streams developed to better reflect occupational outcomes.

Qualification Description

This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies in water industry treatment or specialisation in drinking water or wastewater.

The general qualification reflects the skills required to conduct treatment for drinking water, wastewater and recycled water.

The drinking water specialisation covers skills required to monitor, operate and control treatment processes within a drinking water plant.

The wastewater specialisation covers skills required to monitor, operate and control treatment processes within a wastewater treatment plant.

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

Additional qualification advice 

Where a defined specialisation is completed as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (field of study) e.g. Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking water).

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 2 core units
  • 9 elective units

Specialisation 

The candidate may complete either the general qualification or specialise in drinking water or wastewater by selecting elective units as specified in the table below.

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Choose the remaining elective units from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package. Alternatively, 2 elective units may be selected from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the NWP Implementation Guide.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. 

Core units 

NWPGEN001

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

NWPGEN004

Assess, implement and report environmental procedures

Group A: Work health safety 

AHCCHM101A

Follow basic chemical safety rules

BSBWHS301

Maintain workplace safety

BSBWHS302

Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

BSBWHS303

Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBWHS304

Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

Group B: Sampling and testing 

NWPGEN007

Sample and test drinking water

NWPGEN008

Sample and test wastewater

NWPSOU001

Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks

NWPSOU003

Identify and confirm blue-green algae

Group C: Drinking water 

NWPTRT014

Operate and control iron and manganese removal process

NWPTRT015

Operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes

NWPTRT031

Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes

NWPTRT033

Operate and control DAF processes

NWPTRT034

Operate and control activated carbon processes

NWPTRT035

Operate and control ion exchange and softening processes

NWPTRT041

Operate and control granular media filters

NWPTRT043

Operate and control membrane filters

NWPTRT044

Operate and control desalination processes

NWPTRT054

Operate and control chloramination processes

NWPTRT091

Operate and control solids handling processes

NWPGEN009

Perform complex testing

NWPSOU001

Respond to blue green algae outbreaks

Group D: Wastewater 

NWPTRT033

Operate and control DAF processes

NWPTRT041

Operate and control granular media filters

NWPTRT043

Operate and control membrane filters

NWPTRT054

Operate and control chloramination processes

NWPTRT062

Operate and control reclaimed water irrigation

NWPTRT072

Operate and control odour removal processes

NWPTRT081

Operate and control activated sludge processes

NWPTRT082

Operate and control nutrient removal processes

NWPTRT083

Operate and control aerobic bioreactor processes

NWPTRT091

Operate and control solids handling processes

NWPTRT092

Operate and control digestion processes

NWPTRT094

Operate and control incineration processes

NWPTRT101

Operate and control lagoon processes

NWPGEN009

Perform complex testing

NWPSOU001

Respond to blue green algae outbreaks

Group E: General elective units 

NWPTRT012

Operate and control fluoride addition process

NWPTRT053

Operate and control UV processes

CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

RIISAM204D

Operate small plant and equipment

BSBCMM301

Process customer complaints

BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBFLM305

Support operational plan

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

FSKNUM21

Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work

MSAPMOHS216A

Operate breathing apparatus

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS302D

Implement traffic management plan

TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=26336bc0-04e5-49d9-8c31-46c49b6a0037