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  • NWP20115

Certificate II in Water Industry Operations (Treatment)

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the water industry with this entry-level course and become an assistant or independent water treatment operator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Irrigation Field Operator
  • Surface Water Operator
  • Wastewater Assistant Operator
  • Water Assistant Operator
COURSE OUTCOME

NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations (Treatment)

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Course overview

Course overview

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.

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
NWPGEN003
Apply environmental and licensing procedures of the water industry

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
NWPGEN007
Sample and test drinking water
NWPGEN008
Sample and test wastewater
NWPTRT001
Operate and control water treatment processes
NWPTRT012
Operate and control fluoride addition process
NWPTRT013
Operate and control liquefied chlorine gas disinfection
NWPTRT052
Operate and control hypochlorite disinfection processes
NWPTRT053
Operate and control UV processes
NWPTRT061
Operate and control wastewater processes
NWPTRT071
Operate and control pre-treatment processes
NWPTRT073
Operate and control wastewater sedimentation processes
NWPTRT101
Operate and control lagoon processes

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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


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

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.

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