NWP Qualifications Review


The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the review and development of the NWP National Water Training Package. To accommodate significant changes in technology within the Water industry, this project will aim to:

  • Streamline training pathways required in the water industry
  • Incorporate new technology and required skills into qualifications
  • Align qualifications to changing job roles

To achieve this, the project will include the review of the following Qualifications and associated Units of Competency:

  • NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP30215 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP30315 Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment
  • 95 existing Units of Competency and development of up to 6 new Units of Competency
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The Water IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt.

Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager
Email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Update

16 April 2019


The TAC are pleased to provide draft qualifications and associated Units of Competency for review.

The draft products provide the skills and flexibility to meet current Water Industry occupational requirements and the future needs of the industry.

The following revisions have been made:

  • Certificate II in Water Industry Operations has been tailored to facilitate various water sector skills for entry level workers to meet the needs of industry and commence a pathway to higher level qualifications.
  • Certificate III in Water Industry Operations, Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment, and Certificate III in Water Industry Irrigation, have been merged into one qualification – the Certificate III in Water Industry Operations.

To view the drafts, click below: (links to below materials have now been removed)

Qualifications Units of Competency

Please submit your feedback by close of business by Monday, 6 May 2019.

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Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

7 March 2019

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project have met on multiple occasions since October 2018.

Draft qualifications and Units of Competency are well advanced and are anticipated to be available for stakeholder consultation by the end of April, 2019.

21 August 2018


The Water IRC is now forming a TAC for this project. Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop qualifications and associated materials.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details by the clicking the link below, by close of business Friday, 7 September 2018. Expressions of Interest have now closed.

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

12 JANUARY 2018


A Case for Change is being developed by the Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to address the introduction of new technologies and the impact on existing job roles.

Due to the significant changes in technology within the Water industry, the IRC has recommended the review of three qualifications and 95 existing Units of Competency, and the development of 4-6 new Units of Competency.

The Water IRC is seeking public feedback on this proposed Training Package work.

Please submit your feedback by Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Feedback has now closed.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt via email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au or 0417 568 967.

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