Analyse and review water treatment plant technology

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver NWP707A, 'Analyse and review water treatment plant technology'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Analyse fundamentals of water science.

1.1 Analyse natural and engineered water cycles to establish their components, features and variables.

1.2 Carry out water testing according to procedures in order to determine water and wastewater parameters, including nitrogen, phosphorus and microbiological indicators.

1.3 Identify substances commonly found in natural water sources and analyse their interactions.

1.4 Identify substances commonly found in range ofwastewatersources and analyse their environmental and epidemiological effects.

1.5 Identify microbial species found in water and wastewater and determine their activities and effects as agents of disease or agents for removing organic matter.

2Determine design features of water treatment plants.

2.1 Determine purpose of water treatment and quality standards required in providing water for human consumption, industry, agriculture and aquaculture.

2.2 Analyse fundamentals of separation processes to determine their role in water treatment.

2.3 Research microbial metabolism systems and determine their role in removing organic and inorganic constituents of water.

2.4 Analyse input and output parameters of water and wastewater treatment systems.

2.5 Determine fundamental features of water and wastewater reticulation systems to establish their role and function in water treatment.

3Analyse application of government legislation and policies to water industry.

3.1 Research legislation and regulations for Australian water industry to identify evolutionary framework and forces of change.

3.2 Identify key principles and provisions of water-related legislation and regulations and analyse them for their impact on current practice.

3.3 Analyse the Environment Protection Agency conditions for water and wastewater treatment plant licences, and Australian drinking water quality parameters to identify operational standards required.

3.4 Identify changes required to meet legislative and regulatory requirements and communicate to relevant stakeholders.

4Prepare strategic advice.

4.1 Synthesise and evaluate design, operation and management of water treatment plants and processes.

4.2 Consult relevant personnel to inform the framing of policy advice for the water organisation.

4.3 Prepare and present strategic advice on current and potential policies and procedures and the design, operation and management of water treatment plants and processes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP707A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP70107 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Water Industry Leadership
  • MTM70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • MTM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Agribusines