11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

2 core units

9 elective units


The candidate may complete either the general qualification or specialise in networks, source or hydrography by selecting elective units as specified in the table below.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational and learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the NWP Implementation Guide.

Where a prerequisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .

The prerequisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Core units

add topic NWPGEN001

Apply the risk management principles of the water industry standards, guidelines and legislation

add topic NWPGEN004

Assess, implement and report environmental procedures

Group A: Work health safety

add topic BSBWHS301

Maintain workplace safety

add topic BSBWHS302

Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

add topic BSBWHS303

Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

add topic BSBWHS304

Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

Group B: Sampling and testing

add topic NWPGEN007

Sample and test drinking water

add topic NWPGEN008

Sample and test wastewater

add topic NWPGEN009

Perform complex testing

add topic NWPSOU001

Respond to blue-green algae outbreaks

add topic NWPSOU003

Identify and confirm blue-green algae

add topic AHCLPW306A

Undertake sampling and testing of water

Group C: Construction

add topic CPCCCM2004A

Handle construction materials

add topic CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic RIICRC202D

Install signs

add topic CPCCCM2003B

Calculate and cost construction work

add topic PMBWELD301B

Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines

add topic PMBWELD302B

Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines

add topic PMBWELD305B

Install polyethylene plastic pressure pipelines

add topic PMBWELD308B

Install PVC plastic pressure pipelines

add topic RIICBS310D

Conduct patching operations

add topic RIICCM205D

Carry out manual excavation

add topic RIICCM207D

Spread and compact materials manually

add topic RIICCM208D

Carry out basic levelling

add topic RIICCM209D

Carry out concrete work

add topic RIICCM210D

Install trench support

add topic RIICCM211D

Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates

add topic RIICCM301D

Construct and dismantle fences and gates

add topic RIICPL304D

Install pre-cast gully pits

add topic RIICPL305D

Install pre-cast access chambers

add topic RIICRC303D

Lay pavers

add topic RIICRC314D

Handle concrete materials

add topic RIICRC315D

Use concreting materials and equipment

add topic RIICRC323D

Insert tie bars in fresh concrete

add topic RIICWM501D

Implement civil construction plan

add topic RIIHAN211D

Conduct basic scaffolding operations

add topic RIIMPO327D

Conduct pipe layer operations

add topic RIISAM203D

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIISAM204D

Operate small plant and equipment

add topic RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

add topic RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

add topic RIIWMG203D

Drain and dewater civil construction site

Group D: Networks

add topic NWPNET001

Disinfect networks assets

add topic NWPNET003

Control electrical risk on metallic pipes

add topic NWPNET012

Use locating devices

add topic NWPNET013

Identify and respond to water problems

add topic NWPNET014

Perform odour and infiltration investigations

add topic NWPNET015

Perform leak detection

add topic NWPNET016

Inspect sewer or stormwater line

add topic NWPNET026

Inspect, maintain and repair hydrants

add topic NWPNET027

Monitor and control vacuum sewer system

add topic NWPNET041

Monitor and operate water distribution systems

add topic NWPNET042

Monitor and operate wastewater collection and transfer systems

add topic NWPNET043

Monitor and operate bulkwater transfer systems

add topic NWPNET044

Test and commission water distribution systems

add topic NWPNET045

Test and commission wastewater collection systems

add topic NWPIRR003

Inspect and operate surface water systems

add topic NWPIRR014

Install meters for rural water supplies

add topic NWPIRR022

Maintain meters for rural water supplies

add topic RIISAM203D

Use hand and power tools

add topic RIICCM205D

Carry out manual excavation

add topic RIICCM209D

Carry out concrete work

add topic RIICCM210D

Install trench support

add topic RIICWM501A

Implement civil construction plan

add topic RIIMPO327D

Conduct pipe layer operations

Group E: Source

add topic NWPSOU013

Monitor and coordinate catchment operations

add topic NWPSOU022

Monitor and control dam operations

add topic NWPSOU023

Monitor and implement dam maintenance

add topic NWPSOU024

Inspect and report on concrete dam safety

add topic NWPSOU025

Inspect and report on embankment dam safety

add topic NWPSOU027

Route floods through storages

add topic NWPSOU029

Conduct and report dam safety instrumentation monitoring

add topic NWPSOU030

Inspect and report river performance

add topic NWPSOU031

Operate and maintain locks and weirs

add topic NWPSOU032

Operate and maintain fishways

add topic NWPSOU033

Operate and maintain salt interception works

add topic NWPSOU052

Inspect and operate groundwater regulation

add topic NWPNET043

Monitor and operate bulkwater transfer systems

Group F: Hydrography

add topic NWPHYD011

Measure and process low and medium flows using area velocity methods

add topic NWPHYD012

Establish monitoring sites

add topic NWPGEN012

Support the role and functions of the water industry

add topic FSKNUM21

Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work

add topic MSL904001A

Perform standard calibrations

add topic MSL922001A

Record and present data

Group G: General elective units

add topic NWPGEN013

Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes

add topic NWPIRR051

Provide and promote customer service

add topic NWPTRD011

Investigate and report breaches of water industry legislation

add topic NWPTRT001

Operate and control water treatment processes

add topic NWPTRT061

Operate and control wastewater processes

add topic BSBCMM301

Process customer complaints

add topic BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBFLM305

Support operational plan

add topic BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic BSBINM301

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic CPCPPS5024A

Conduct a water audit and identify water-saving initiatives

add topic CPPHSA4003A

Assess household water use

add topic MSS404061A

Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

add topic RIIWHS302D

Implement traffic management plan

add topic TLID2003A

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances