Qualification details

NWP40515 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Dec/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCBUS504A - Prepare estimates, quotes and tendersPrepare estimates, quotes and tenders Elective
AHCLPW306A - 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
BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS lawsAssist with compliance with WHS laws Elective
BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processesContribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Elective
BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlContribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control 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

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 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).

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. 

Core units 

NWPGEN002

Ensure compliance with water industry guidelines, standards 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

BSBWHS402

Assist with compliance with WHS laws

BSBWHS403

Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS404

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Group B: Sampling and testing 

NWPGEN009

Perform complex testing

NWPGEN014

Sampling and testing trade wastewater

NWPSOU001

Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks

AHCLPW306A

Undertake sampling and testing of water

Group C: Networks 

NWPNET002

Prepare and restore work site

NWPNET005

Optimise network systems

NWPNET017

Supervise and report on conduit inspections

NWPNET025

Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets

NWPNET033

Coordinate and monitor water asset construction

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

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

Group D: Source 

NWPSOU014

Develop and implement catchment operations plans

NWPSOU026

Implement dam safety plans

NWPSOU030

Inspect and report river performance

NWPSOU041

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

NWPSOU053

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

BSBSMB407

Manage a small team

Group E: Hydrography 

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

NWPGEN009

Perform complex testing

NWPSOU053

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

AHCLPW306A

Undertake sampling and testing of water

FSKNUM21

Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work

MSL924001A

Process and interpret data

Group F: Irrigation 

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

NWPSOU030

Inspect and report river performance

NWPSOU041

Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations

NWPSOU054

Monitor and operate pump stations

Group G: Trade waste 

NWPTRD001

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

NWPTRD011

Investigate and report on breaches of water industry legislation

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

NWPSOU003

Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks

Group H: General elective units 

NWPGEN010

Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems

NWPGEN013

Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes

NWPTRT051

Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal

AHCBUS504A

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

BSBSBM407

Manage a small team

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

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