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Part 2 - Water Treatment Operations

This qualification develops fundamental skills in the water industry, specifically in drinking water treatment.

About the course

This qualification recognises the attainment of general competencies in water industry treatment specialising in drinking water and covers skills required to monitor, operate and control treatment processes within a water treatment plant.

Topics covered

  • Competencies required to operate a water treatment works.
  • Understanding of water treatment unit processes.
  • Knowledge and practical skills essential for the daily operation of treatment works.
  • Knowledge to systematically identify and rectify treatment problems.

Course notes will be supplied for pre-course study and future reference.

Length of course

It includes a 5 day face-to-face session, an onsite assessment and completion of a project in the trainee’s treatment works.

Who should attend?

Water treatment works operators, engineers, scientist and managers.

Course delivery and assessment

The course delivery activities include:

  • A 5 day face-to-face workshop including:
    • worksheets completed in tutorial sessions held during the course
    • visit to a treatment plant including practical sessions covering operational monitoring and testing
    • practical exam including Jar Testing
    • a written exam on knowledge and maths
  • an on-site assessment held at the operator's own treatment works
  • a project assignment to be submitted by the trainee (typical duties of an operator in their own treatment works).

Resulting qualification

A Certificate of Completion - Water Treatment Operations will be issued by the department to each successful candidate.

Course details

More information on course dates, locations and costs can be found in the course schedule.

Course pre-requisites

Completion of the Part 1 - Chemical Dosing Systems course.

What is included?

Course notes, workplace visit to the operator's own treatment works and safety equipment (PPE) for workshop practical sessions. Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided for the 5 days.

What is not included?

Writing material, calculator, accommodation, other meals not specified, transport to and from the course.

How to nominate for the course

Complete an online form or download a nomination form (PDF, 135.59 KB) and submit it by email to water.lwutraining@dpie.nsw.gov.au

Apply now

The department will send confirmation of receipt of your nomination via email within one week. Venue details, the program and a timetable will be sent to all participants approximately four weeks before the course. Please provide details of any special dietary needs on nomination.