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Diploma of Water Industry Operations

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$9,600.00
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  • Mid-career employment: This qualification will prepare you for mid-career employment. Previous education or industry experience may be required.

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Course overview

This is a qualification for those engaged in water industry operations and includes specialisations for asset management, control centre operations, hydrographic survey, hydrometric monitoring, irrigation, networks, source, trade waste and treatment.

The general qualification covers skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in the water industry. It allows experienced staff to apply advanced practice and develop leadership roles.

Group A: Specialist Elective - Asset Management

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to analyse, develop and implement asset management plans to support and optimise risk, performance and life-cycle costs of water operations assets.

Group B: Specialist Elective - Control Centre Operations

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor, review, diagnose, test, operate and respond to network operations using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to meet water quantity and quality requirements.

Group C: Specialist Elective – Hydrographic Survey

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to collect hydrographic data, determine features of marine floors, prepare and revise maps and charts and analyse, present and maintain graphical information about marine environments. Completion of this specialist grouping may lead to certification as a hydrographic surveyor.

Group D: Specialist Elective - Hydrometric Monitoring

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge 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.

Group E: Specialist Elective - Irrigation

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of irrigation plans and systems.

Group F: Specialist Elective - Networks

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage network operations including collection and treatment of drinking water and wastewater.

Group G: Specialist Elective - Source

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage water provisioning from water sources including seawater, dams and reservoirs, rivers and bores.

Group H: Specialist Elective - Trade Waste

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate and manage the development, implementation and review of trade waste programs.

Group I: Specialist Elective - Treatment

This specialisation covers the skills and knowledge required to manage water supply assets including storage and service reservoirs, treatment plants, pumping stations, transfer mains, pressure reducing valves and hydro generation facilities.

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No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply

How to apply

  • Some training providers will let you enrol online while others may not. All training providers will need to see some documentation, like personal identification or school results, and all will ask you to have a Unique Student Identifier. Once you've found a training provider you like the look of, get in touch with them to see how they can help you enrol.
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How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Short Course

All short courses are currently shown as under 4 months duration, based on the Department of Education's internal data analysis. Ask your provider for more information.

Qualification

Duration information is based on 20 hours of class time per week and uses aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The duration indicates contract term which includes both formal training and full-time employment under a training contract. This is based on aggregated data reported to the Department by Smart and Skilled providers. Click here for more information about doing an apprenticeship or traineeship and ask your provider for guidance on your individual circumstances.