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  • NWP20115

Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the water industry with this entry-level course and develop the skills required to assist across a broad range of water operations.

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

NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

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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 required to assist across a broad range of water operations. This growing industry is expected to have up to 10,000 job openings over the next five years.

Learn how to sample and test drinking water and wastewater, respond to blue-green algae outbreaks, inspect catchment operations, use maps, plans, drawings and specifications in the water operations industry, and more. 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 across a broad range of fields in water operations as an irrigation field operator, surface water operator, or wastewater assistant 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
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
BSBWHS301
Maintain workplace safety
NWPGEN007
Sample and test drinking water
NWPGEN008
Sample and test wastewater
NWPSOU001
Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
NWPSOU012
Monitor, inspect and report catchment operations
NWPSOU054
Monitor and operate pump stations
NWPTRT053
Operate and control UV processes
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
NWPTRT061
Operate and control wastewater processes
NWPTRT071
Operate and control pre-treatment processes
NWPTRT073
Operate and control wastewater sedimentation processes
NWPGEN012
Support the role and functions of the water industry
NWPGEN011
Use maps, plans, drawings and specifications
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
BSBCMM201
Communicate in the workplace
BSBCUS201
Deliver a service to customers
BSBWOR202
Organise and complete daily work activities

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
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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