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  • NWP40615

Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater)

At a glance

At a glance

Enhance your career in the water industry with this intermediate-level course and become a wastewater treatment plant coordinator.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Coordinator
COURSE OUTCOME

NWP40615 Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater)

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Course overview

Course overview

Advance your career in water industry treatment with this intermediate-level course. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as plant coordinator with a specialisation in wastewater. 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 in the water treatment industry. You will develop the skills required to assess and improve anaerobic digestion systems, desalination, and optimise the chemical dosing process. 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 coordinator. You will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career prospects bycompleting further studies in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWHS402
Assist with compliance with WHS laws
BSBWHS403
Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
BSBWHS404
Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
NWPGEN010
Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems
NWPGEN013
Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes
NWPTRT011
Assess and improve chemical dosing process
NWPTRT032
Assess and improve sedimentation processes
NWPTRT042
Assess and improve granular media filters
NWPTRT045
Assess and improve desalination processes
NWPTRT051
Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal
NWPTRT084
Assess and improve activated sludge and nutrient removal processes
NWPTRT085
Assess and improve wastewater processes to control microbial impacts
NWPTRT093
Assess and improve anaerobic digestion 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.

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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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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

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.

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 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