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Qualification details

NWP40515 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Release 2)

Summary

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ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 04/Feb/2020
(View details for release 1) 07/Dec/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCBUS504 - Prepare estimates, quotes and tendersPrepare estimates, quotes and tenders Elective
AHCLPW306 - Undertake sampling and testing of waterUndertake sampling and testing of water Elective
BSBCUS401 - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategies Elective
BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectivenessLead team effectiveness Elective
BSBMGT402 - Implement operational planImplement operational plan Elective
BSBSMB407 - Manage a small teamManage a small team Elective
BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirementsImplement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Elective
BSBWHS412 - Assist with workplace compliance with WHS lawsAssist with workplace compliance with WHS laws Elective
BSBWHS413 - Contribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processesContribute to implementation and maintenance of WHS consultation and participation processes Elective
BSBWHS414 - Contribute to WHS risk managementContribute to WHS risk management Elective
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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 Networks Supervisor,Hydrographer,Work Planner (water),Trade Waste Officer,Hydrometric Monitoring Officer,Section Coordinator (irrigation),Salinity Interception Officer,Supervisor (Source),Groundwater Extraction Coordinator,Reticulation Coordinator,Dam Safety Instrumentation Specialist,Dams Operations Coordinator 

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 511 Certificate IV 07/Dec/2015 
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Modification History

Release 2: This is the second release of this qualification in NWP Water Training Package with updated unit codes and details.

Release 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 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.

Additional qualification advice

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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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 networks, source, hydrography, irrigation or trade waste by selecting elective units as specified in the table below.

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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.

No equivalent qualification.

Core units 

NWPGEN002

Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

NWPGEN005

Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures

Group A: Work health safety 

BSBWHS401

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

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

Group B: Sampling and testing 

AHCLPW306

Undertake sampling and testing of water

NWPCAD001

Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks

NWPGEN014

Sampling and testing trade wastewater

NWPGEN022

Perform laboratory testing

Group C: Networks 

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

NWPGEN015

Develop an operation plan

NWPHYD014

Measure and process medium and high flows using a range of methods and equipment

NWPIRR033

Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems

NWPIRR035

Coordinate and monitor the operation of drainage systems

NWPNET005

Optimise network systems

NWPNET017

Supervise and report on conduit inspections

NWPNET019

Prepare and restore worksite

NWPNET025

Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets

NWPNET033

Coordinate and monitor water asset construction

Group D: Source 

BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

BSBSMB407

Manage a small team

NWPCAD014

Inspect and report river performance

NWPSOU014

Develop and implement catchment operations plans

NWPSOU026

Implement dam safety plans

NWPSOU041

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

NWPSOU053

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

Group E: Hydrography 

AHCLPW306

Undertake sampling and testing of water

FSKNUM021

Apply an expanding range of arithmetical calculations for work

MSL924003

Process and interpret data

NWPGEN022

Perform laboratory testing

NWPHYD011

Measure and process low and medium flows using area velocity methods

NWPHYD013

Operate, maintain and decommission monitoring sites

NWPHYD014

Measure and process medium and high flows using a range of methods and equipment

NWPHYD015

Undertake surveying of monitoring sites

NWPSOU053

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

Group F: Irrigation 

NWPCAD014

Inspect and report river performance

NWPGEN027

Monitor and operate pump stations

NWPIRR033

Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems

NWPIRR034

Coordinate and monitor surface water systems

NWPIRR035

Coordinate and monitor the operation of drainage systems

NWPNET033

Coordinate and monitor water asset construction

NWPSOU041

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

Group G: Trade waste 

NWPCAD003

Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks

NWPGEN028

Investigate and report on breaches of water industry legislation

NWPTRD001

Evaluate, implement and monitor standard low risk trade waste discharge approvals

NWPTRD012

Investigate, rectify and report on trade waste incidents

NWPTRD023

Coordinate, implement and report trade waste monitoring procedures

NWPTRD024

Establish connections of water and wastewater systems

General elective units 

AHCBUS515

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

BSBSMB407

Manage a small team

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

NWPGEN010

Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems

NWPGEN025

Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes

NWPTRT051

Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

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