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Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks)

National Course Code: NWP30215


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks) will be your pipeline to a rewarding career as you gain on-the-job training to operate, maintain, repair and monitor network infrastructure in this fast-flowing industry.


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

  • Disinfect network assets
  • Install and maintain meters
  • Maintain and repair network equipment for drinking water and wastewater
  • Test water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems
  • Detect leaks
  • Follow workplace procedures, policies, legislations and codes of practice


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An appreciation for the water industry
  • A love of the great outdoors
  • Problem-solving techniques with critical thinking abilities
  • The ability to make decisions and use good judgement skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Teamwork skills
  • Effective communication attributes
  • Digital literacy


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Water/wastewater network (reticulation) operator
  • Water/wastewater treatment plant operator
  • Meter reading operator


Take your career further with these specialist courses:

  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment
  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater)
  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking Water)
  • Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations

This course is superseded.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.


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National Environmental Centre - (Networks): Blended, COURSE-MIXED MODE

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,650.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years