Commissioner's Information Bulletin 714

Water Industry - Traineeships

Date of effect: 17 September 2021

In this new Commissioner's Information Bulletin: three traineeship vocations are established, two traineeship vocations are repealed and six traineeship vocations are varied as follows:

The following three traineeship vocations are designated and the associated qualification pathways established:

The following two traineeship vocations are repealed and the associated qualification pathways deleted:

  • Water - Irrigation and Water Supply
    • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Operations
  • Water - Wastewater Treatment
    • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • NWP40615 Certificate IV in Water Industry Treatment

The following traineeship vocations are varied and the associated pathways updated:

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 693.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition arrangements

Competency based completion

Industrial arrangements

School based traineeships

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1800 020 108 or to find information about a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile, please contact Lisa Giammarco, Australian Industry Standards Global Ltd (NSW) ITAB on mobile 0427 582 830.

Approved by David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Certificate II - trainees will attain general competencies or skills required to undertake routine tasks covering skills in networks, irrigation, water sources and the treatment of water.

Certificate III - trainees will attain general competencies and skills required to operate, monitor and maintain water industry operations or specialisation in:

  • catchment and dams specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain water catchment and dam operations.
  • civil construction specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain civil construction operations.
  • irrigation water supply specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain irrigation water supply operations.
  • networks specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain network operations.
  • treatment: water and wastewater specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain treatment operations for both water and wastewater.
  • wastewater treatment specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain wastewater treatment operations.
  • water treatment specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor, operate and maintain drinking water treatment operations.

Certificate IV - trainees will attain general competencies in water industry operations or specialisation in networks, source, hydrography, irrigation or trade waste.

  • general qualification - trainees will attain a broad range of responsibilities and supervisory skills.
  • networks specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to operate, construct, and maintain water and wastewater networks
  • catchment and dams specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to monitor and operate catchment, weirs, locks, dams, rivers, reservoirs, bulk water and groundwater management and implement operational and safety plans.
  • Hydrography monitoring - trainees will attain skills required to measure, collect and analyse hydrometric information and review the accumulated data to develop water management plans for inland water systems including rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage.
  • irrigation specialisation - trainees will attain skills required to coordinate and monitor the operation of irrigation systems.
  • trade waste specialisation - trainees will attain competencies in compliance, licencing and regulations of trade waste management.
  • treatment specialisation – trainees will attain competencies required to assess and improve treatment processes for wastewater and water treatment plants

NOTE: No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to any of the above qualification at the time of publication of the NWPv1 National Water Training Package.


Water Industry

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 December 2011
Updated 17 September 2021

Qualifications

Terms of Traineeships

Full time:

  • NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP40120 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

See school based traineeships for elective units not to be undertaken by school based trainees.

Probationary period 2 months

Water - Catchment and Dams

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Catchment and Dams)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP40120 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Catchment and Dams)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Catchment and Dams)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Civil Construction

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Civil Construction)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Hydrometric Monitoring

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • NWP40120  Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Hydrometric Monitoring)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Irrigation Water Supply

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeship Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Irrigation Water Supply)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations (Irrigation Water Supply)
  • NWP40120 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Irrigation Water Supply)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved  where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved  where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Irrigation Water Supply)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Networks

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP40120 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Networks)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Networks)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Treatment: Water and Wastewater

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water and Wastewater)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 2 months

Water - Wastewater Treatment – Trade Waste

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Wastewater Treatment)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP40120  Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Trade Waste)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Wastewater Treatment)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months

Water - Water Treatment

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 26 June 2020
Updated 17 September 2021
Qualifications
Terms of traineeships Full time:
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP20119 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP40120 Certificate IV in Water Industry (Treatment)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved where the trainee holds NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (Water Treatment)
Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Probationary period 2 months
Page last updated: 17 September 2021