Diploma of Water Industry Operations

NWP50118

Course Overview

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Description

This is a qualification for those engaged in water industry operations and includes specialisations for asset management, control centre operations, hydrographic survey, hydrometric monitoring, irrigation, networks, source, trade waste and treatment.

The general qualification covers skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in the water industry. It allows experienced staff to apply advanced practice and develop leadership roles.

Group A: Specialist Elective - Asset Management

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to analyse, develop and implement asset management plans to support and optimise risk, performance and life-cycle costs of water operations assets.

Group B: Specialist Elective - Control Centre Operations

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor, review, diagnose, test, operate and respond to network operations using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to meet water quantity and quality requirements.

Group C: Specialist Elective – Hydrographic Survey

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to collect hydrographic data, determine features of marine floors, prepare and revise maps and charts and analyse, present and maintain graphical information about marine environments. Completion of this specialist grouping may lead to certification as a hydrographic surveyor.

Group D: Specialist Elective - Hydrometric Monitoring

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to measure, collect and analyse hydrometric information and review the accumulated data to develop water management plans for inland water systems including rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage.

Group E: Specialist Elective - Irrigation

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of irrigation plans and systems.

Group F: Specialist Elective - Networks

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage network operations including collection and treatment of drinking water and wastewater.

Group G: Specialist Elective - Source

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage water provisioning from water sources including seawater, dams and reservoirs, rivers and bores.

Group H: Specialist Elective - Trade Waste

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of trade waste programs.

Group I: Specialist Elective - Treatment

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to manage water supply assets including storage and service reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, transfer mains, pressure reducing valves and hydro generation facilities.

Please note: RTO to insert on the testamur, the specialist elective unit group selected from the group choice below.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Technicians and Trades Workers

27.2%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Professionals

25%

Professionals
Managers

21.5%

Managers

Industries

Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

27.7%

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Administrative and Support Services

10.6%

Administrative and Support Services
Construction

9.9%

Construction

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

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Subsidised Training

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VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


National Water Industry Career Pathway

Diploma of Water Industry Operations is in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore National Water Industry.


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Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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