National code: NWP30219

Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment)

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Overview About this course

Clarify your career goals by learning how to treat water for human consumption, to work as a water treatment plant operator. Learn to operate and control a number of filtration and clarifying water processes, as well as test water samples.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Test samples of water

  • Use hand-held tools and equipment to test chlorine

  • Assess, implement and report environmental procedures

  • Comply with risk management principles in the water industry

  • Apply work health and safety work practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence in taking, testing and transporting water samples

  • Diverse knowledge of health and environmental processes of water treatment

  • Specialised skills in water treatment processes

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • Employment in the water operations industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to rise early for a career in the water industry

  • An intermediate level fitness to manage physical demand in the workplace, such as lifting, bending, kneeling

  • Some experience operating a computer

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team

  • A class C drivers license

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 11 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success

  • and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Water network (reticulation) operator and Water treatment plant operator

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 2 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assess, implement and report environmental procedures NWPGEN019

  • Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes BSBWHS308

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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