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Get specialised technical skills in Water Industry Operations

For a limited time, this course has State Government funding available. Conditions Apply. Call us for more details - 1800 654 447.

The Networks stream covers industry focused training in wastewater collection and/ or drinking water distribution systems. Course details

Industry endorsed



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Flexible: Self-paced

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,226
  • Subsidised $3,102
  • Concession $2,413

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time Flexible

Entry requirements

The recommended entry requirements is a sound achievement in Year 10 English, Maths and Science or attainment of previous Certificate training in Water Operations.

To successfully complete the Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations or selected units, students will need to be employed in the water industry as there is a workplace component in each assessment.


Study from any location

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland SkillsTech's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.  This equipments and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland SkillsTech locations.


This course is delivered by correspondance.


The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete 2 mandatory and 9 elective units from the list below.  Electives are tailored to your workplace. These units form part of NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Network Operations).

NWPGEN002 Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation Mandatory
NWPGEN005 Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures Mandatory
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Elective
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements Elective
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws Elective
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes Elective
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control Elective
NWPNET002 Prepare and restore work site Elective
NWPNET005 Optimise network systems Elective
NWPNET017 Supervise and report on conduit inspections Elective
NWPNET025 Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets Elective
NWPNET033 Coordinate and monitor water asset construction Elective
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities Elective


Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1800 654 447. We're here to help.



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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course for students who do not qualify for a subsidy, or the course does not receive any subsidy.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you meet the eligibility requirements under the subsided costing and:

  • hold or are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • have a disability.

You will need to provide evidence at the time of enrolment.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a NWP40515 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Network Operations).

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Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 8 January 2018

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