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Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater)

National Course Code: NWP30315


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater) will open the gates to an exciting and in-demand industry. Turn your passion for the environment and sustainability into a rewarding career as a wastewater treatment technologist and follow workplace regulations to convert wastewater back into the water cycle.


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

  • Apply risk management and environmental procedures
  • Follow chemical safety
  • Sample and test wastewater
  • Monitor and operate various wastewater treating equipment
  • Identify and respond to blue-green algae outbreaks
  • Comply with workplace procedures, policies, legislations and codes of practice


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An appreciation for the waste 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 qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Wastewater treatment technologist
  • Wastewater network (reticulation) operator
  • Wastewater treatment plant operator


Take your career further with these specialist courses:

  • Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks)
  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking water)
  • Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment
  • 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This course is superseded.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.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

This course is superseded

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