Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations - NWP40515

Simmonds & Bristow Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies in water industry operations or specialisation in networks, source, hydrography, irrigation or trade waste. The general qualification covers the skills for those who have supervisory responsibility and require a broad range of skills. The networks specialisation covers the skills required to operate, construct, and maintain water and wastewater networks The source specialisation covers the skills required to monitor and operate catchment, weirs, locks, dams, rivers, reservoirs, bulk water and groundwater management and implement operational and safety plans.The hydrography specialisation covers the skills required to measure, collect and analyse hydrometric information and review the accumulated data to develop water management plans for inland water systems including rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage. The irrigation specialisation covers the skills required to coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation systems. The trade waste specialisation covers the competencies in compliance, licencing and regulations of trade waste management.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Additional qualification adviceWhere a defined specialisation is completed as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (field of study) e.g. Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Networks).


  • Undertake sampling and testing of water
  • Evaluate, implement and monitor standard low risk trade waste discharge approvals
  • Establish connections of water and wastewater systems
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Manage a small team
  • Measure and process low and medium flows using area velocity methods
  • Measure and process medium and high flows using a range of methods and equipment
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Operate, maintain and decommission monitoring sites
  • Develop work priorities
  • Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • Coordinate and monitor the operation of drainage systems
  • Coordinate and monitor groundwater system usage
  • Inspect and report river performance
  • Supervise and report on conduit inspections
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation delivery systems
  • Sample and test trade wastewater
  • Coordinate, implement and report on trade waste monitoring procedures
  • Prepare and restore work site
  • Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Develop and implement catchment operational plans
  • Process and interpret data
  • Implement dam safety plans
  • Optimise network systems
  • Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
  • Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets
  • Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks
  • Investigate and report on breaches of water industry legislation
  • Investigate, rectify and report on trade waste incidents
  • Coordinate and monitor surface water systems
  • Coordinate and monitor water asset construction
  • Undertake surveying of monitoring sites
  • Implement operational plan
  • Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
  • Develop an operational plan
  • Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures
  • Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes
  • Monitor and operate pump stations
  • Coordinate and monitor bulkwater system operations
  • Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems
  • Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Write complex documents
  • Perform laboratory testing
  • Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes

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