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  • NWP30315

Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking Water)

At a glance

At a glance

Establish your career in the water industry with this entry-level course and become a treatment plant operator specialising in drinking water.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Drinking Water Plant Operator
COURSE OUTCOME

NWP30315 Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking Water)

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Course overview

Course overview

Break ground on a career in water industry treatment with this entry-level course. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as plant operator with a specialisation in drinking water. This growing industry is expected to have up to 10,000 job openings over the next five years.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to monitor, operate, and control treatment processes within a drinking water plant. You will also develop a range of transferable knowledge and skills in workplace health and safety, risk management, and customer service. 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 drinking water or wastewater treatment plant operator. You will also gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to advance your career by completing further study in this field.

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
NWPGEN001
Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
NWPGEN004
Assess, implement and report environmental procedures

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCMM301
Process customer complaints
BSBCUS301
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBWHS303
Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
NWPGEN007
Sample and test drinking water
NWPGEN009
Perform laboratory testing
NWPTRT001
Operate and control water treatment processes
NWPTRT012
Operate and control fluoride addition process
NWPTRT015
Operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes
NWPTRT031
Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes
NWPTRT033
Operate and control DAF processes
NWPTRT041
Operate and control granular media filters
NWPTRT043
Operate and control membrane filters
NWPTRT044
Operate and control desalination processes
NWPTRT052
Operate and control hypochlorite disinfection processes
NWPTRT053
Operate and control UV processes
NWPTRT054
Operate and control chloramination processes
NWPTRT091
Operate and control solids handling processes
RIISAM204D
Operate small plant and equipment

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 may 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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Sound Achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Students must be employed in the water industry to be able to complete the mandatory on-the-job component for each unit.

Resources required

Materials list: Hammer, MJ, Hammer, MJ Junior 2008, Water and Waste Water Technology, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall (available from Queensland Textbook Warehouse, or by calling 1800 611 300.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 may 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