Establish your career in the water industry with this entry-level course and become a wastewater treatment plant operator.
NWP30315 Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater)
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 wastewater treatment. 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 wastewater treatment 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 wastewater treatment plant operator. You will also gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to advance your career by completing further studies in this field.
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.
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.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Process customer complaints|
||Deliver and monitor a service to customers|
||Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control|
||Organise personal work priorities and development|
||Carry out measurements and calculations|
||Sample and test wastewater|
||Perform laboratory testing|
||Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications|
||Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks|
||Identify and confirm blue-green algae|
||Operate and control DAF processes|
||Operate and control granular media filters|
||Operate and control membrane filters|
||Operate and control hypochlorite disinfection processes|
||Operate and control UV processes|
||Operate and control wastewater processes|
||Operate and control odour removal processes|
||Operate and control activated sludge processes|
||Operate and control nutrient removal processes|
||Operate and control aerobic bioreactor processes|
||Operate and control solids handling processes|
||Operate and control digestion processes|
||Operate and control lagoon processes|
||Operate small plant and equipment|
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.
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.
This program has been replaced by NWP30219 - Certificate III 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.
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.