National Water Training Package

The NWP National Water Training Package comprises five qualifications, 10 Skill Sets, 163 Units of Competency and associated assessment requirements and covers: water supply, sewerage, drainage services and pipeline transport (water).

The NWP National Water Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: water industry operations (generalist, treatment, networks, source, irrigation, hydrographic survey, trade waste), treatment (drinking water, waste water) and irrigation.


Water Industry Reference Committee

The Water Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the NWP National Water Training Package.

New arrangements for training product development commenced in January 2016.  These arrangements consider the needs of employers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.

Industry References Committees (IRCs):

  • Provide a forum for industry engagement
  • Direct the review, development and implementation of training package content relevant to the industry sectors they cover
  • Act as a conduit for industry feedback to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and governments on industry trends



NWP National Water Training Package Materials

View or download the current NWP National Water Training Package materials below:

NWP National Water Training Package Release 3.0
NWP National Water Training Package Release 3.0 Companion Volume Implementation Guide


Water IRC Projects

Water IRC Projects


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