Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

National Code: NWP20119
TAFE SA Code: TP01179


Learn entry level water industry operations skills in networks, irrigation, water sources and the treatment of water.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Full Fee

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Employment in maintaining source water or network infrastructure for water utilities or local government.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Water Industry Operations (NWP20119)
    This course is for those engaged in entry level water industry operations under appropriate supervision. They would undertake mainly routine tasks covering roles in networks, irrigation, water sources and the treatment of water. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 2 core units and 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Follow environmental and licensing procedures 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation 10
    Carry out manual excavation 8
    Control electrical risk on metallic pipes 10
    Enter and work in confined spaces 30
    Implement traffic management plans 20
    Install metering equipment 40
    Locate, identify and protect utilities 30
    Monitor and operate fluoride addition processes 20
    Monitor and operate hypochlorite disinfection processes 30
    Monitor and operate liquefied chlorine gas disinfection processes 40
    Monitor and operate pre-treatment processes 20
    Monitor and operate pump stations 30
    Monitor and operate reclaimed water irrigation 30
    Monitor and operate ultraviolet processes 20
    Monitor and operate wastewater treatment processes 50
    Monitor and operate water treatment processes 50
    Monitor, operate and control lagoon processes 30
    Operate breathing apparatus 20
    Operate Small Plant and Equipment 20
    Prepare and restore worksite 30
    Sample and test source or drinking water 40
    Sample and test wastewater 40
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