TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment - NWP30315

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies in water industry treatment or specialisation in drinking water or wastewater. The general qualification reflects the skills required to conduct treatment for drinking water, wastewater and recycled water.The drinking water specialisation covers skills required to monitor, operate and control treatment processes within a drinking water plant. The wastewater specialisation covers skills required to monitor, operate and control treatment processes within a wastewater treatment plant.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 III in Water Industry Treatment (field of study) e.g. Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking water).

Structure

  • 11 units
  • 2 core
  • 9 elective

Subjects

  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Operate and control UV processes
  • Operate and control aerobic bioreactor processes
  • Operate and control nutrient removal processes
  • Operate and control reclaimed water irrigation
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Support operational plan
  • Operate and control granular media filters
  • Assess, implement and report environmental procedures
  • Operate and control chloramination processes
  • Implement traffic management plan
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Sample and test drinking water
  • Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation
  • Operate and control DAF processes
  • Operate and control desalination processes
  • Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
  • Operate and control activated carbon processes
  • Carry out measurements and calculations
  • Sample and test wastewater
  • Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
  • Operate and control ion exchange and softening processes
  • Operate and control coagulation and flocculation processes
  • Operate and control odour removal processes
  • Operate and control lagoon processes
  • Operate and control solids handling processes
  • Operate and control fluoride addition process
  • Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Operate and control sedimentation and clarification processes
  • Follow basic chemical safety rules
  • Identify and confirm blue-green algae outbreaks
  • Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
  • Operate small plant and equipment
  • Operate and control activated sludge processes
  • Operate and control digestion processes
  • Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
  • Operate and control incineration processes
  • Process customer complaints
  • Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Operate and control iron and manganese removal processes
  • Perform laboratory testing
  • Operate and control membrane filters

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lismore Campus No
  • Part-time : 27 weeks
National Environmental Centre No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
National Environmental Centre No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
National Environmental Centre No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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