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Get specialised skills in Water and Wastewater Industry Treatment

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

This course provides options of completing drinking water or wastewater specialisations. This course is suitable for senior operators with responsibilities of Plant Optimisation. Course details

Industry endorsed



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Flexible: Self-paced

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,230
  • Subsidised $3,100
  • Concession $2,430

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time Flexible

Entry requirements

Sound Achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Students must be employed in the water industry to be able to complete the mandatory on-the-job component for each unit.


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 course is delivered by correspondence.


The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete 2 mandatory and 8 elective units from the list below. Electives are tailored to your workplace.
These units form part of NWP40615 - Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment.

Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

NWPGEN002 Ensure compliance with water industry standards, guidelines and legislation Mandatory
NWPGEN005 Coordinate and monitor the application of environmental plans and procedures Mandatory
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
NWPTRT011 Assess and improve chemical dosing process Elective
NWPTRT032 Assess and improve sedimentation processes Elective
NWPTRT042 Assess and improve granular media filters Elective
NWPTRT045 Assess and improve desalination processes Elective
NWPTRT051 Assess and improve treatment for pathogen removal Elective
NWPTRT084 Assess and improve activated sludge and nutrient removal processes Elective
NWPTRT085 Assess and improve wastewater processes to control microbial impacts Elective
NWPTRT093 Assess and improve anaerobic digestion processes Elective
NWPGEN010 Contribute to continuous improvement of quality systems Elective
NWPGEN013 Apply principles of chemistry to water systems and processes Elective
MSS404061A Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

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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 NWP40615 Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment (Wastewater) qualification.

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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.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!

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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 13 February 2018

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