NWP Water Network Maintenance
The purpose of the project is to create four new units to address specific skills for maintaining and cleaning water networks, and for non-destructive investigation of water assets.
Water asset management has been significantly transformed in recent years. In the past, damaged or soiled pipes had to be excavated by a professional to locate and repair or maintain the network. Optical cameras and other leak detection technologies are now regularly used in the water industry to monitor the condition of assets in both water reticulation pipelines and wastewater sewers and in above ground and underground situations. The technologies allow the identification of current or potential issues within either network. This could be blockages, damage or cracks in pipes causing leaks, or intrusion of tree roots which could potentially cause pipe blockages. Reviewing the data allows these issues to be identified and appropriate plans made for repairs.
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 to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.
If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.
The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 31 August 2022.
The following products will be submitted to the AISC for consideration:
- 4 new Units of Competency
- Case for Endorsement
- Updated Companion Volume Implementation Guide
Technical advisory committee
1 SEPTEMBER 2021
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED
Work on this project has commenced and the Water IRC is forming a TAC.
Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to develop four new units to address specific skills for maintaining and cleaning water networks, and for non-destructive investigation of water assets.
Registrations closed Wednesday, 15 September 2021.
Industry Skills Specialist - Water and Transport & Logistics