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Qualification details

NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations (Release 2)

Summary

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Mapping:
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DeletedDeleted from NWP07 Water Training Package06/Dec/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 30/Apr/2012
(View details for release 1) 10/Jan/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans N/A
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational plan N/A
CPPSIS4002A - Store and retrieve spatial dataStore and retrieve spatial data N/A
CPPSIS5002A - Capture new spatial dataCapture new spatial data N/A
CPPSIS5010A - Collate and interpret spatial dataCollate and interpret spatial data N/A
LGAWORK501A - Prepare preliminary design for operational worksPrepare preliminary design for operational works N/A
LGAWORK502A - Prepare detailed works project documentationPrepare detailed works project documentation N/A
LGAWORK503A - Undertake project investigationUndertake project investigation N/A
NWP504A - Collect and manage hydrometric station survey dataCollect and manage hydrometric station survey data N/A
NWP505B - Implement and manage environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programsImplement and manage environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311412 Earth Science Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-13 Earth Science Technical Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Water Administration,Electricity Generation Maintenance,Electrotechnology,Water Supply,Wastewater Treatment,Water Monitoring and Treatment 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Compliance Officer (Water Industry),Compliance Investigator (Water Industry),Hydrometric Monitoring Coordinator,Water Operations Manager,Instrumentation and Control Technician,Dams Safety Surveillance Officer,Water Quality Specialist,Senior Technical Officer (Water Industry),Wastewater Treatment Manager,Water Planner,Water Treatment Technologist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311412 Earth Science Technician 25/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-13 Earth Science Technical Officer 25/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 25/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Jan/2011 
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Modification History

NWP50107 Release 2: Layout adjusted. No changes to content.

NWP50107 Release 1: Primary release.

Description

The Diploma of Water Operations supports candidates seeking competency and requiring increasingly specialised technical skills or those who require a broad range of skills.

To achieve this qualification the candidate must demonstrate competency in seven units, comprising two core and five elective units of competency.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Qualification code : NWP50107

Qualification title : Diploma of Water Operations

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the water industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include the following facets :

Communication 

  • communicates the development, implementation and maintenance of:
  • OHS policies and procedures
  • environmental policies and procedures
  • a range of relevant water management policies and procedures
  • communicates effectively with a range of people, including staff, contractors and customers
  • interprets a range of complex and technical documents, including relevant:
  • regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • codes and standards
  • develops and communicates a range of complex and technical documents, including relevant:
  • specifications
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols and language
  • discusses organisational issues
  • conducts community consultation
  • reports and records hazards and risks
  • takes a leadership role in ensuring workforce compliance with standards, regulations and policies
  • maintains and checks records and documents
  • articulates complex ideas clearly
  • analyses and evaluates reports and reference materials

Teamwork 

  • demonstrates leadership within work teams and business units
  • collaboratively and effectively develops and implements operational plans
  • works collaboratively with relevant stakeholders
  • defines and explains responsibilities and accountabilities
  • supervises and checks others' work, monitors work processes and ensures safe work practices
  • facilitates production of and produces workplace documentation that ensures effective workforce performance
  • coordinates a range of team members and activities
  • relates positively to fellow workers and the management team

Problem solving 

  • responds effectively to hazards, risks and emergencies
  • develops plans geared to minimising risks and hazards
  • collates, manipulates and interprets data
  • applies techniques for flood estimation to flood estimation guidelines
  • conducts consultations
  • oversees processes within the water industry to ensure the effective and continuous provision of water services
  • analyses problems and applies appropriate remedial solutions
  • uses and analyses complex data in decision making

Initiative and enterprise 

  • proactively manages and supervises effective customer service strategies and tactics
  • establishes best practice procedures for the implementation of management plans
  • identifies work processes and practices to improve organisational performance
  • recommends changes to plan objectives and operational procedures
  • defines and quantifies responsibilities and accountabilities
  • identifies complex faults and problems and takes necessary remedial action
  • considers information about known impacts, risk assessments and control procedures in preparing plans
  • modifies policies and plans to incorporate identified and required changes
  • identifies opportunities for improved water management

Planning and organising 

  • leads effective implementation of organisation's operational plans
  • plans and participates in effective delivery of services
  • plans processes
  • develops and checks contingency plans for new types of industries or processes
  • incorporates issues identified by reviews and audits into management plan
  • prepares and presents management policies and plans
  • reviews management policies against objectives, policies and plans
  • implements emergency action plans according to management plans
  • monitors activities to ensure compliance with approvals
  • prepares and plans for trade waste management
  • schedules and conducts on-site inspections
  • manages workplace contracts

Self management 

  • manages own performance to ensure required levels of service standards, work quality and professional competence
  • manages work priorities
  • identifies and recommends opportunities for performance improvements according to management plans
  • reviews objectives of the management and implementation plans
  • defines and quantifies responsibilities and accountabilities
  • uses feedback to improve own performance

Learning 

  • seeks feedback on personal performance
  • uses information effectively to improve work performance
  • identifies and assesses legislative, organisational and environmental requirements that impact on work system
  • regularly reviews and assesses records to identify long-term trends and impacts
  • learns from colleagues as part of effective teamwork

Technology 

  • uses IT systems to manage and communicate planning process
  • uses complex water system management technology
  • models simulated, hypothetical or estimated rainfall intensity data and catchment characteristics
  • understands capabilities and limitations of organisation's plant, equipment and tools
  • uses technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of managing work

The high proportion of electives required by this qualification means that the facets of the above employability skills are representative of the water industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements as identified in units of competency that meet packaging guidelines. This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.

Packaging Rules

7 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 2 core units
  • 5 elective units

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 units from either the list below, or  elsewhere in this Training Package, or  another endorsed Training Package, or  Accredited Course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be selected from qualifications aligned to AQF level 4, 5, or 6. However, only one  unit may be imported from another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course at AQF level 4 or AQF level 6.

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

Specialisations are possible within this qualification. Details and examples of specialisation rules are included under the Industry Specialisation heading in the Qualification Framework section of this Training Package.

Core 

PSPSOHS501A

Participate in the coordination and maintenance of a systematic approach to managing OHS

NWP505B

Implement and monitor environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs

Electives 

NWP504A

Collect and mange hydrometric station survey data

NWP508A

Apply principles of hydraulics to pipe and channel flow

NWP509A

Collect, verify and report hydrometric time series data

NWP510A

Develop and maintain ratings

NWP511B

Manage large dam safety surveillance

NWP512B

Implement and manage catchment management plan

NWP513B

Develop and review catchment management plan

NWP514B

Implement and manage groundwater management plan

NWP515B

Develop and review groundwater management plan

NWP516B

Implement and manage surface water management plan

NWP517B

Develop and review surface water management plan

NWP518B

Prepare and report on data related to flood mitigation

NWP519B

Develop and report flood mitigation

NWP520A

Contribute to hydrometric planning and water resource management

NWP525B

Implement and manage asset construction and maintenance

NWP527B

Conduct commissioning and post-commissioning activities

NWP528B

Implement and manage trade waste policies and plans

NWP529B

Develop and modify trade waste management policies and plans

NWP530B

Implement and manage the operation and maintenance of irrigation delivery systems

NWP531B

Develop and review irrigation system management plan

NWP532B

Implement and manage potable water system management plan

NWP533B

Develop and review potable water system management plan

NWP534B

Implement and manage drainage system management plan

NWP535B

Develop and review drainage system management plan

NWP536B

Implement and manage wastewater collection management plan

NWP537B

Develop and review wastewater collection management plan

NWP545B

Implement and manage water treatment processes monitoring program

NWP546B

Develop and review water treatment processes management plan

NWP547B

Implement and manage wastewater treatment processes monitoring program

NWP548B

Develop and review wastewater treatment management plan

NWP551A

Evaluate, implement and monitor high-risk trade waste discharge approvals

NWP552

Apply mathematical solutions to engineering problems

NWP553

Apply scientific principles to engineering problems

NWP554

Apply surveying computations to civil engineering projects

NWP555

Apply construction principles to civil engineering works

NWP556

Apply environmental solutions to engineering projects

NWP557

Apply surveying for civil engineering projects

NWP558

Use computer aided drafting systems

NWP559

Apply principles of mechanics to engineering problems

NWP560

Apply principles of strength of materials to engineering problems

BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBMGT515A

Manage operational plan

CPPSIS4002A

Store and retrieve spatial data

CPPSIS5002A

Capture new spatial data

CPPSIS5010A

Collate and interpret spatial data

LGAWORK501A

Prepare preliminary design for operational works

LGAWORK502A

Prepare detailed works project documentation

LGAWORK503A

Undertake project investigation

PSPPROC506A

Plan to manage contracts