NWP National Water Training Package

Overview

Following the submission and approval of the Business Case for the Review and Development of the NWP National Water Training Package, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the following project.

The Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards in consultation with industry stakeholders. The project covers the review and development of the NWP50715 Diploma Water Industry Operations Qualification including 25 associated Units of Competency.

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Regular project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt.

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Klausch Schmidt
Industry Manager
Email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au

Current NWP National Water Training Packages

Project Stage Anticipated Completion Date
  • 20180510_NWP_Units of Competency
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20180517_NWP_Hydrography_Brief
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20180619_NWP_Units
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20180619_NWP5XX18_Diploma_of_Water_Industry_Operations
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20180724_NWP Ind Ops HS
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20180724_NWP5XX18 – Diploma of Water Industry Operations
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20181005_NWP Release 2.0 – Case For Endorsement
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20181005_NWP Release 2.0 Companion Volume Implementation Guide
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20181005_NWP50118 Diploma of Water Industry Operations
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20181114_NWP_Release_2.0_Case_For_Endorsement
  • 19 February 2020
  • 20190102_NWP Release 2.0 Case For Endorsement
  • 19 February 2020
  • NWP Release 2.0 – Case For Endorsement
  • 19 February 2020
  • NWPDip_BC_Attachment
  • 19 February 2020

    Project updates

    2 January 2019

    Endorsement

    The AISC has approved the Case for Endorsement for Training Package implementation.

    Case for Endorsement

    The approved NWP National Water Training Package Release 2.0 is now available on training.gov.au.

    The following materials were approved:

    Qualification

    Unit Code Unit Title
    NWP50118   Diploma of Water Industry Operations

    New Units

    Unit Code Unit Title
    NWPAMG001 Manage asset construction and maintenance
    NWPCCO001 Analyse and implement network data
    NWPCCO002 Use control centre systems to monitor and control water
    NWPGEN016 Interpret and comply with regulatory requirements
    NWPHYS001 Identify and analyse information technology for hydrographic surveys
    NWPHYS002 Interpret and analyse science principles for hydrographic surveying
    NWPHYS003 Manage and analyse water levels and flows
    NWPHYS004 Manage hydrographic surveying projects
    NWPHYS005 Use alternate positioning systems to gather data
    NWPHYS006 Use remote sensing for hydrographic surveying
    NWPHYS007 Use underwater acoustics to map waterways
    NWPNET006 Apply construction principles to civil works in the water industry
    NWPNET008 Develop and manage a drinking water system plan
    NWPNET009 Develop and manage a wastewater collection plan
    NWPNET010 Develop and manage an alternate water supply plan
    NWPSOU004  Develop and manage a catchment plan
    NWPSOU005  Develop and manage a dam safety inspection plan
    NWPTRT002 Develop and manage a treatment process monitoring program
    NWPTRT003 Develop and manage a wastewater treatment plan
    NWPTRT004 Develop and manage a water treatment plan

    Revised Units

    Unit Code Unit Title
    NWPHYD002 Apply principles of open channel hydraulics
    NWPHYD003 Develop and maintain ratings
    NWPHYD004 Plan water resource management
    NWPHYD005 Process and report hydrographic time series data
    NWPIRR004 Develop and review a groundwater plan
    NWPIRR005 Develop and review a surface water plan
    NWPIRR006 Develop and review an irrigation system plan
    NWPIRR007 Implement and coordinate a surface water plan
    NWPIRR008 Implement and coordinate an irrigation delivery system plan
    NWPNET007 Conduct commissioning and post-commissioning activities
    NWPSOU006 Develop and manage a flood plan
    NWPSOU007 Implement and coordinate a catchment plan
    NWPSOU008 Implement and coordinate a groundwater plan
    NWPTRD003 Evaluate, implement and monitor high risk trade waste discharge approvals
    NWPTRD004 Implement and manage trade waste policies and plans
    NWPTRD005 Develop and modify trade waste policies and plans

    5 October 2018

    FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

    The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and are now available for viewing.

    To view the final draft National Water Training Package materials, please click below. (Links have now been removed).

    Final drafts are scheduled to be submitted to the AISC late October 2018.

    Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

    27 August 2018

    DRAFTING FINALISED 

    The TAC has completed development work on the draft materials, which will now go through an independent edit and quality assurance review. 

    The project is expected to be submitted to the AISC for approval in October 2018 and final drafts will be made available then.  

    24 July 2018

    Draft Material Available

    The Hydrographic Surveyor TAC involved in the National Water Training Package Project has finalised draft materials and would like your feedback.

    Please submit your feedback by close of business by Friday, 10 August. Feedback has now closed.

    Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

    19 June 2018

    Draft Material Available

    The TAC has prepared draft materials for the Diploma of Water Industry Operations and the new Hydrographic Surveying occupational stream, and would like your feedback.

    To view the drafts, click below: Links to draft materials have been removed.

    Please submit your feedback by close of business by Wednesday, 4 July 2018. Feedback is now closed.

    17 May 2018

    New Hydrographic Surveying Occupational Stream

    Review of the NWP50715 Diploma of Water Industry Operations is in progress, and a new occupational stream for Hydrographic Surveying is to be incorporated into this qualification.

    To accommodate the consultation and development required for these additional units, the current NWP National Water Training Package project has been extended until 30 October 2018.

    The Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards in consultation with industry stakeholders.

    Project updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

    Download Briefing Document

    8 November 2017

    Consultation on draft materials

    The National Water Training Package Project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 to review feedback received from committee members, and agreed to send draft qualification and Units of Competency out for public consultation.

    To view the drafts, please click on the links below:

    • Qualification
    • Units of Competency

    Click here to submit your feedback by close of business Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

    21 July 2017

    TAC Meeting

    On Monday, 17 July 2017, the National Water Training Package Technical Advisory Committee met and commenced the review of the Diploma of Water Industry Operations.

    The key actions of this meeting included the following:

    • Review of the current qualification
    • Review of the units of competency, contained in the qualification
    • Identify additional units of competency that could enhance this qualification to meet Industry requirements

    If you have any questions about this project, please contact Industry Manager, Klausch Schmidt via email:  klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au

    7 June 2017

    TAC Formation

    The Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC) in coordination with Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is commencing the review and development of the NWP50715 Diploma Water Industry Operations qualification including 25 associated Units of Competency.

    The project is expected to be completed by March 2018.

    A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) responsible for this project will be formed in the coming weeks. If you have any questions about this project, or you would like to be considered to participate on the TAC, please contact Industry Manager Klausch Schmidt via email klausch.schmidt@australianindustrystandards.org.au by close of business (COB) on Friday, 23 June 2017.

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