Operate a waste water treatment system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 SUGPWWT2A, 'Operate a waste water treatment system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a waste water treatment system' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

1. Prepare the waste water treatment process for operation

1.1 Chemicals and test equipment are available and ready for use

1.2 Services are confirmed as available and ready for operation

1.3 Pre-operational checks are conducted

1.4 Instrumentation and test equipment is calibrated to manufacturer's specifications to meet workplace requirements

1.5 Health and safety hazards / maintenance requirements are identified and reported to appropriate personnel according to workplace reporting procedures

2. Operate and monitor the waste water treatment process

2.1 The waste water system is started up according to company procedures

2.2 Plant is operated within limits of manufacturer's specifications to meet workplace requirements

2.3 Equipment is monitored to confirm operating condition

2.4 Waste water quality is monitored, tested and adjusted as required to meet water standards as defined by site licence

2.5 First flush systems are operated during rainfall events

2.6 The workplace meets housekeeping standards

3. Analyse and respond to abnormal performance

3.1 Water condition and plant operating conditions are analysed to identify causes of abnormal performance

3.2 Corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures in response to Hazards, out-of-specification test results and/or plant performance

3.3 Emergency procedures are implemented as required according to workplace procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

4. Handover waste water treatment system

4.1 Workplace records are maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and workplace procedures

4.2 Handover is carried out according to workplace procedure

4.3 Waste water treatment operators are aware of system status and related equipment at completion of handover

5. Shutdown the waste water treatment system

5.1 The waste water treatment system is shut down according to workplace procedures

5.2 The waste water treatment system is prepared for storage in shut down mode

5.3 Maintenance requirements are identified and reported according to workplace reporting procedure

Qualifications and Skillsets

SUGPWWT2A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20511 - Certificate II in Seafood Processing
  • SFI30511 - Certificate III in Seafood Processing
  • FDF20110 - Certificate II in Food Processing
  • FDF20210 - Certificate II in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF20310 - Certificate II in Food Processing (Sales)