Qualification details

NWP50118 - Diploma of Water Industry Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 21/Dec/2018

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes NWP50715 - Diploma of Water Industry OperationsNot Equivalent 20/Dec/2018


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
AHCLPW306 - Undertake sampling and testing of waterUndertake sampling and testing of water Elective
BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT502 - Manage people performanceManage people performance Elective
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBMGT517 - Manage operational planManage operational plan Elective
BSBPMG522 - Undertake project workUndertake project work Elective
BSBSMB407 - Manage a small teamManage a small team Elective
BSBWHS501 - Ensure a safe workplaceEnsure a safe workplace Elective
BSBWHS502 - Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processesManage effective WHS consultation and participation processes Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Waste Management,Wastewater Treatment,Water Monitoring and Treatment 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Recycling Coordinator (Water Industry),Senior instrument technician,Hydrometric Monitoring Officer,Wastewater Treatment Coordinator,Trade Waste Supervisor,Wastewater Treatment Manager,Senior Hydrographer,Hydrographic Surveyor  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 21/Dec/2018 
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Modification History

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

Qualification Description

This is a qualification for those engaged in water industry operations and includes specialisations for asset management, control centre operations, hydrographic survey, hydrology, irrigation, networks, source, trade waste and treatment.

The general qualification covers skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in the water industry. It allows experienced staff to apply advanced practice and develop leadership roles.

Group A: Specialist Elective - Asset Management 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to analyse, develop and implement asset management plans to support and optimise risk, performance and life-cycle costs of water operations assets.

Group B: Specialist Elective - Control Centre Operations 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor, review, diagnose, test, operate and respond to network operations using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to meet water quantity and quality requirements.

Group C: Specialist Elective Hydrographic Survey 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to collect hydrographic data, determine features of marine floors, prepare and revise maps and charts and analyse, present and maintain graphical information about marine environments. Completion of this specialist grouping may lead to certification as a hydrographic surveyor.

Group D: Specialist Elective - Hydrology 

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 E: Specialist Elective - Irrigation 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of irrigation plans and systems.

Group F: Specialist Elective - Networks 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage network operations including collection and treatment of drinking water and wastewater.

Group G: Specialist Elective - Source 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage water provisioning from water sources including seawater, dams and reservoirs, rivers and bores.

Group H: Specialist Elective - Trade Waste 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of trade waste programs.

Group I: Specialist Elective - Treatment 

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to manage water supply assets including storage and service reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, transfer mains, pressure reducing valves and hydro generation facilities.

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 

  • 2 core units  listed below plus 
  • 4 units  selected from any of the specialist elective group  units plus 
  • 4 units  selected from anywhere within this qualification

or 

Specialisations 

  • 2 core units  listed below plus 
  • 4 units  from one of the specialist elective groups  A, B, D, E, F, G, H or I listed below or 7 units  from specialist elective group  C listed below plus 
  • remaining elective unit(s) to be selected from anywhere within this qualification.

Up to 2 of the elective units may be selected from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. The elective units must contribute to the vocational outcomes of the qualification. Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Elective units can only be counted once towards the qualification packaging rules i.e. if a unit is listed in both a specialist elective group and the general elective group, it can only be counted as one of the elected units required.

Core units 

NWPGEN016

Interpret and comply with regulatory requirements

TLIF4014

Develop and maintain a safe workplace

Group A: Asset Management 

MSS404082

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS405081

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

NWPAMG001

Manage asset construction and maintenance

RIISAM601D

Establish and maintain plant, equipment and infrastructure maintenance system

TLIL4059

Implement asset management systems

TLIX4027

Assess maintenance spares and manage repairable items

Group B: Control Centre Operations  

NWPCCO001

Analyse and implement network data

NWPCCO002

Use control centre systems to monitor and control water

UEPOPS347B

Operate and monitor supervisory, control and data acquisition systems

UEPOPS423B

Plan a scheduled outage

PMAOPS330

Communicate and monitor pipeline activities

Group C: Hydrographic Survey 

NWPHYS001

Identify and analyse information technology for hydrographic surveys

NWPHYS002

Interpret and analyse science principles for hydrographic surveying

NWPHYS003

Manage and analyse water levels and flows

NWPHYS004

Manage hydrographic surveying projects

NWPHYS005

Use alternate positioning systems to gather data

NWPHYS006

Use remote sensing for hydrographic surveying

NWPHYS007

Use underwater acoustics to map waterways

Group D: Hydrology 

MSS024007

Collect and evaluate meteorological data

NWPHYD002

Apply principles of open channel hydraulics

NWPHYD003

Develop and maintain ratings

NWPHYD004

Plan water resource management

NWPHYD005

Process and report hydrographic time series data

NWPHYD011

Measure and process low and medium flows using area velocity methods

NWPHYD015

Undertake surveying of monitoring sites

Group E: Irrigation 

NWPIRR004

Develop and review a groundwater plan

NWPIRR005

Develop and review a surface water plan

NWPIRR006

Develop and review an irrigation system plan

NWPIRR007

Implement and coordinate a surface water plan

NWPIRR008

Implement and coordinate an irrigation delivery system plan

Group F: Networks  

LGAWORK501A

Prepare preliminary design for operational works

NWPAMG001

Manage asset construction and maintenance

NWPNET006

Apply construction principles to civil works in the water industry

NWPNET007

Conduct commissioning and post-commissioning activities

NWPNET008

Develop and manage a drinking water system plan

NWPNET009

Develop and manage a wastewater collection plan

NWPNET010

Develop and manage an alternate water supply plan

Group G: Source  

NWPSOU004

Develop and manage a catchment plan

NWPSOU005

Develop and manage a dam safety inspection plan

NWPSOU006

Develop and manage a flood plan

NWPSOU007

Implement and coordinate a catchment plan

NWPSOU008

Implement and coordinate a groundwater plan

Group H: Trade Waste 

NWPGEN014

Sample and test trade wastewater

NWPTRD003

Evaluate, implement and monitor high risk trade waste discharge approvals

NWPTRD004

Implement and manage trade waste policies and plans

NWPTRD005

Develop and modify trade waste policies and plans

Group I: Treatment  

MSL976005

Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures

NWPTRT002

Develop and manage a treatment process monitoring program

NWPTRT003

Develop and manage a wastewater treatment plan

NWPTRT004

Develop and manage a water treatment plan

NWPTRT011

Assess and improve chemical dosing process

NWPTRT085

Assess and improve wastewater processes to control microbial impacts

General elective units 

AHCLPW306

Undertake sampling and testing of water

BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT502

Manage people performance

BSBMGT516

Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBMGT517

Manage operational plan

BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

BSBSMB407

Manage a small team

BSBWHS501

Ensure a safe workplace

BSBWHS502

Manage effective WHS consultation and participation processes

BSBWHS503

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

BSBWHS504

Manage WHS risks

BSBWHS505

Investigate WHS incidents

BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

CPPSIS4022

Store and retrieve spatial data

CPPSIS5032

Capture new spatial data

CPPSIS5040

Interpret and collate spatial data

FSKNUM27

Collect, organise and interpret statistical data for work

LGAWORK502A

Prepare detailed works project documentation

LGAWORK503A

Undertake project investigation

MSL936004

Conduct an internal audit of the quality system

MSS025006

Collect and evaluate groundwater data

NWPGEN002

Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

NWPGEN006

Implement and manage environmental management policies

NWPSOU053

Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage

NWPTRD024

Establish connections of water and wastewater systems

PMAOMIR512

Establish incident response preparedness and response systems

PSPPCM011

Plan to manage a contract

PUAEMR028

Develop emergency management plans

TAEASS301

Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDEL404

Mentor in the workplace

TLIR5005

Manage a contract

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces but is not equivalent to NWP50715 Diploma of Water Industry Operations

Links

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

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