NWP Water Industry Operations and Treatment Review

Project Updates

1 September 2020

Final Draft Case for Endorsement

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance and can be accessed via the links below.

To view the final drafts, please click below.

Case for Endorsement Companion Volume Implementation Guide Mapping Attachments Document Qualifications Skill Sets Units of Competency

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in October 2020.

19 June 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback. As part of this project the following Unit is proposed for deletion:

  • NWPIRR035 Coordinate and monitor the operation of drainage systems.

Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 6 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

4 May 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

The Water Industry Operations and Treatment Review TAC has finalised draft materials for this project.

The TAC has drafted Training Package materials after reviewing the Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations and Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment qualifications and associated Units of Competency and combining them into one qualification, Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations.

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 2 June 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

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

30 January 2020

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project is continuing the review of the two Certificate IV qualifications and associated Units of Competency from the National Water Training Package.

Draft material is expected to be available in April/May for public consultation and feedback.

25 July 2019

Water SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

Work on this project has commenced and the Water IRC is forming a TAC.

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop the Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations and Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment qualifications and associated Units of Competency and combining them into one qualification. The revised occupational standards will cover new technologies, operator certification changes in water operations and water treatment and contemporary industry practices.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please provide your details by close of business Friday, 9 August 2019. Expressions of interest have now closed.

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

Background

Industry have requested qualifications that allow flexibility for operators at both large and small plants to undertake the relevant training they require to operate their plants and manage the risk to both public health and the environment. Operator certification skill and knowledge requirements, technology developments and process methodology changes in water storage, delivery and treatment are driving this development.

Water or wastewater treatment plants do not meet a one size fits all concept. There are differences in the range of technology and complexity of process steps employed at large and small treatment plants. Currently, when seeking to apply for operator certification, additional training is required to address skills gaps. These identified skills gaps need to be addressed and included in the qualifications.

The Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC) proposed the review and development of the Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations and Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment qualifications and associated Units of Competency and combining them into one qualification. The revised occupational standards will cover new technologies, operator certification changes in water operations and water treatment and contemporary industry practices.

This revision will provide appropriate water industry career pathways, enabling enterprises to create succession plans to develop appropriately skilled and compliant operators. It will also enhance the ability of water operators to transition between sectors and provide employers with flexible and appropriate education pathways to retrain workers. It will also enhance an enterprises, ability to manage the risk to both public health and the environment.

The expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 September 2020.

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

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 Ron Horne.

Ron_Horne
Ron Horne
Industry Manager
Email ron.horne@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Project Deliverables

Revise the two water qualifications:

  • NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (and 19 associated Units of Competency)
  • NWP40615 Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment (and 12 associated Units of Competency)
  • Develop four new Units of Competency for Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment

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