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  • NWP40515

Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations

At a glance

At a glance

Enhance your career in the water industry with this intermediate-level course and develop the specialised skills and knowledge needed to move into supervisory positions.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Trade Waster Operator
  • Hydrographer
  • Water Industry Irrigation Supervisor
  • Water Source Supervisor
  • Water Networks Supervisor
COURSE OUTCOME

NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your career in the water industry with this intermediate-level course. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a supervisor across a range of specialisations including network operations or trade waste. This growing industry is expected to have up to 10,000 job openings over the next five years.

This course will give you a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to undertake supervisory positions and responsibilities. If you choose to specialise your studies in networks you will develop the skills required to operate, construct, and maintain water and waste water networks. Or if you complete the trade waste specialisation you will learn about the compliance, licencing, and regulations of trade waste management. Our experienced staff will give you the one-on-one help you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a supervisor in your specialty area. You will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to complete further study in this field and advance your career.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
NWPGEN005
Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures
NWPGEN002
Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
NWPTRD024
Establish connections of water and wastewater systems
NWPTRD023
Coordinate, implement and report on trade waste monitoring procedures
NWPTRD012
Investigate, rectify and report on trade waste incidents
NWPTRD011
Investigate and report on breaches of water industry legislation
NWPTRD001
Evaluate, implement and monitor standard low risk trade waste discharge approvals
NWPNET033
Coordinate and monitor water asset construction
NWPNET025
Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets
NWPNET017
Supervise and report on conduit inspections
NWPNET005
Optimise network systems
NWPNET002
Prepare and restore work site
NWPGEN014
Sample and test trade wastewater
BSBWOR404
Develop work priorities
BSBWHS404
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS403
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS402
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • be an existing worker in the Water Industry. Existing workers must provide a letter from their employer stating that they are an employee of the organisation or a current payslip that displays the ABN and Trading name.
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland