Kick start your career in the water industry with this entry-level course and become an assistant or independent water treatment operator.
NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations (Treatment)
Kick start your career in the water industry with this entry-level course. Develop the basic knowledge and practical skills needed to become an assistant or independent water treatment operator. 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 basic knowledge needed to sample and test drinking and waste water, as well as operate and control water treatment and pre-treatment processes. 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 an assistant water treatment operator. You will also gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to advance your career by completing further studies in this field.
At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance to continue to grow with further study options that will open up more employment opportunities.
Your years of industry experience count for something. Through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to upgrade your qualifications faster.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
||Carry out measurements and calculations|
||Operate small plant and equipment|
||Sample and test drinking water|
||Sample and test wastewater|
||Monitor and operate pump stations|
||Operate and control water treatment processes|
||Operate and control fluoride addition process|
||Operate and control liquefied chlorine gas disinfection|
||Operate and control hypochlorite disinfection processes|
||Operate and control UV processes|
||Operate and control wastewater processes|
||Operate and control pre-treatment processes|
||Operate and control wastewater sedimentation processes|
||Operate and control lagoon processes|
Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
This program has been replaced by NWP20119 - Certificate II in Water Industry Operations, as of 3 February 2020. Please note: a 12 month transition period, from this date, applies to enable current students to complete their study. If required, enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.
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.
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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