QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks)


National Code: NWP30219
TAFE SA Code: TP01181


Description

This nationally-recognised qualification in Water Industry Operations (Networks) is designed for people already working in the field. You will learn how to operate and maintain water network systems. This specialisation covers the essential competencies and knowledge required to monitor, operate, and maintain network operations. Learn about water industry standards, excavation and pipe-laying, installations and repairs, pump stations, transfer systems, and water quality in this hands-on course. And it has the support of all the major water utilities and providers in the industry so you know it’s a qualification you can trust.

Duration
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24 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

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
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$267 - $613
$1,068 - $2,450
Concession
$185 - $425
$741 - $1,700

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,281
$9,125

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.

    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before an offer will be made. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
  • 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

    This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor, operate and maintain network operations.

    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 III in Water Industry Operations (Networks) (NWP30219)
    The qualification covers skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in the water industry. It allows staff to apply operational and procedural practices under the appropriate level of supervision. 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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assess, implement and report environmental procedures 40
    Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation 10
    Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines 20
    Carry out manual excavation 8
    Conduct pipe layer operations 80
    Control electrical risk on metallic pipes 10
    Disinfect network assets 30
    Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines 20
    Enter and work in confined space 30
    Identify and respond to water quality problems 30
    Implement traffic management plans 20
    Install Trench Support 16
    Install, maintain and repair hydrants 20
    Monitor and control vacuum sewer systems 50
    Monitor and operate hypochlorite disinfection processes 30
    Monitor and operate pump stations 30
    Monitor and operate wastewater collection and transfer systems 40
    Monitor and operate water distribution systems 40
    Operate and control odour removal processes 30
    Operate Small Plant and Equipment 20
    Sample and test source or drinking water 40
    Work safely at heights 20
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