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Qualification details

NWP40120 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to NWP40515 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations 21/Jan/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to NWP40615 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment 21/Jan/2021

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Jan/2021


Units of competency

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BSBXCM401 - Apply communication strategies in the workplaceApply communication strategies in the workplaceElective
BSBOPS402 - Coordinate business operational plansCoordinate business operational plansElective
NWPTRT067 - Assess and optimise chemical dosing processes in wastewaterAssess and optimise chemical dosing processes in wastewaterElective
BSBOPS404 - Implement customer service strategiesImplement customer service strategiesElective
NWPTRT065 - Assess and improve treatment for removal of microorganisms in drinking water and recycled waterAssess and improve treatment for removal of microorganisms in drinking water and recycled waterElective
NWPGEN032 - Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislationEnsure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislationElective
BSBWHS414 - Contribute to WHS risk managementContribute to WHS risk managementElective
NWPHYD008 - Operate, maintain and decommission monitoring sitesOperate, maintain and decommission monitoring sitesElective
NWPTRD006 - Investigate trade waste incidents and non-compliancesInvestigate trade waste incidents and non-compliancesElective
NWPCAD024 - Implement dam safety plansImplement dam safety plansElective
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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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Water Administration,Water Monitoring and Treatment 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Hydrographer,Reticulation Coordinator,Hydrometric Monitoring Officer,Section Coordinator (irrigation),Water Treatment Supervisor,Trade Waste Officer,Water Treatment Plant Supervisor,Supervisor (Source),Work Planner (water),Groundwater Extraction Coordinator,Salinity Interception Officer,Networks Supervisor,Water Treatment Technologist,Dams Operations Coordinator,Dam Safety Instrumentation Specialist,Assistant Hydrographer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 712921 Waste Water Or Water Plant Operator 10/Mar/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 10/Mar/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 22/Jan/2021 
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Modification History

Release 1 -  This is the first release of this qualification in NWP Water Training Package.

Qualification Description

This is a qualification for those engaged in generalist water industry operations or specialisations in catchment and dams, hydrometric monitoring, irrigation water supply, networks, trade waste or treatment.

This qualification also covers the skills and knowledge for those who have supervisory responsibility and require a broad range of skills within operations.

Group A: Specialist Elective - Catchment and Dams 

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

Group B: Specialist Elective - Hydrometric Monitoring 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge 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.

Group C: Specialist Elective - Irrigation Water Supply 

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

Group D: Specialist Elective - Networks 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to operate, construct, and maintain water and wastewater networks.

Group E: Specialist Elective - Trade Waste 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and monitor compliance, licencing and regulations of trade waste management.

Group F: Specialist Elective - Treatment 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to assess and improve treatment processes for wastewater and water treatment plants.

Please note: RTO to insert on the testamur, the specialist elective unit group selected from the group choice below.

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

A total of 10 units  of competency comprising:

General Qualification  

  • 3 core  units listed below, plus
  • 7 elective units  selected from anywhere within this qualification, or

Specialisations  

  • 3 core units  listed below, plus
  • 3 units  from one of the Groups: A, C or E, or 
  • 4 units  from one of the Groups: B or D or F, plus 
  • all remaining elective units  can be selected from anywhere within this qualification.

Up to 2 of the elective units  may be selected, with appropriate contextualisation from a qualification in this or any other endorsed Training Package, provided selected units contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure all prerequisite units specified are complied with. Prerequisites attached to any of the units must be obtained and are additional to the number of units required for the qualification.

Core units  

BSBPEF402

Develop personal work priorities

BSBWHS411

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

NWPGEN030

Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures

Group A: Catchment and Dams 

NWPCAD014

Inspect and report river performance

NWPCAD021

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

NWPCAD022

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

NWPCAD023

Develop and implement catchment operational plans

NWPCAD024

Implement dam safety plans

Group B: Hydrometric Monitoring 

AHCLPW313

Undertake sampling and testing of water

FSKNUM021

Apply an expanding range of arithmetical calculations for work

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

NWPCAD022

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

NWPGEN022

Perform laboratory testing

NWPHYD007

Measure discharge using wading method

NWPHYD008

Operate, maintain and decommission monitoring sites

NWPHYD009

Undertake surveying of monitoring sites

Group C: Irrigation Water Supply 

NWPCAD014

Inspect and report river performance

NWPCAD021

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

NWPGEN027

Monitor and operate pump stations

NWPIWS013

Coordinate and monitor pumped rural irrigation systems

NWPIWS014

Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems

Group D: Networks 

BSBOPS404

Implement customer service strategies

NWPNET055

Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets

NWPNET056

Coordinate and monitor network asset construction

NWPNET057

Establish connections of water and wastewater systems

NWPNET058

Optimise network systems

NWPNET059

Supervise and report on conduit inspections

Group E: Trade Waste 

NWPCAD003

Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks

NWPGEN028

Investigate and report on breaches of water industry legislation

NWPGEN033

Sample and test trade wastewater

NWPTRD006

Investigate trade waste incidents and non-compliances

NWPTRD007

Monitor trade waste approvals

NWPTRD008

Process standard trade waste approvals

Group F: Treatment 

MSS404061

Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

NWPGEN025

Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes

NWPGEN029

Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems

NWPTRT049

Assess and improve activated sludge and biological nutrient removal processes

NWPTRT050

Assess and improve anaerobic digestion processes

NWPTRT057

Assess and improve coagulation and flocculation processes

NWPTRT058

Assess and improve desalination processes

NWPTRT059

Assess and improve granular media filters

NWPTRT060

Assess and improve membrane bioreactor processes

NWPTRT063

Assess and improve membrane filters

NWPTRT064

Assess and improve sedimentation processes

NWPTRT065

Assess and improve treatment for removal of microorganisms in drinking water and recycled water

NWPTRT066

Assess and improve wastewater processes to control microbial impacts

NWPTRT067

Assess and optimise chemical dosing processes in wastewater

General elective units 

BSBINS302

Organise workplace information

BSBLDR414

Lead team effectiveness

BSBOPS402

Coordinate business operational plans

BSBWHS412

Assist with workplace compliance with WHS laws

BSBWHS413

Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS414

Contribute to WHS risk management

BSBWHS416

Contribute to workplace incident response

BSBWHS431

Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace

BSBXBD403

Analyse big data

BSBXBD404

Use big data for operational decision making

BSBXCM401

Apply communication strategies in the workplace

BSBXTW401

Lead and facilitate a team

NWPCAD001

Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks

NWPGEN020

Sample and test source or drinking water

NWPGEN031

Develop an operational plan

NWPGEN032

Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

NWPHYD006

Measure discharge and process discharge data using a range of methods and equipment

RIICTT401D

Apply the principles for the installation of underground services using trenchless technology

RIICTT402D

Apply principles for repair & rehabilitation of underground services using trenchless technology

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations and NWP40615 Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment.

Links

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