The NWP30215 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations will provide you with the technical knowledge and industry-focused training required to monitor, operate and maintain water industry operations.


The Australian water operations industry is one of the largest essential sectors of our country’s workforce. With an estimated job growth of 3.9 percent by May 2023, there is ample opportunity to establish and develop an exciting and successful career pathway in this necessary industry. While the percentage may appear quite small, the demand for jobs in this industry are at a high and will continue to grow to compensate for the growing populace and Australian lifestyle.


This sector encompasses a range of positions, such as irrigation field operator, water catchment operators, drinking water plant operator, and wastewater treatment plant operator. These positions allow candidates to monitor a variety of teams and control the various process required to achieve the desired outcomes.


Upon completion of this qualification, you will be equipped with the mandatory skills and knowledge to work in this thriving industry. This qualification also gives you the opportunity to explore the many facets of this sector to determine which area of the Australian water industry you wish to specialise in, which includes treatment, networks, source or irrigation.


With this qualification you will attain general competencies in water industry operations, with the opportunity to specialise in treatment, networks, source or irrigation.


This nationally accredited qualification provides the foundations required to upskill and pursue further course studies in the water operations industry or go on to university.


This course is superseded. Current students will be contact prior to transitioning to the new training model when available.


Due to low demand, enrolments in this course are currently closed. Please contact us to discuss available study options.


Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a:

  • Irrigation Field Operator
    Operate and maintain the day-to-day implementation of irrigation activities for stock or domestic purposes.
  • Water Catchment Operator
    Monitor, inspect and maintain water catchment areas.
  • Drinking Water Plant Operator
    Monitor, operate and control the treatment processes of drinking water in water treatment plants.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
    Monitor, operate and control the treatment processes of wastewater within a wastewater treatment plant.


These services are delivered on behalf of The Learning Collaborative by approved Third Parties. Our Third Parties are conveniently located throughout south-east Queensland.


It is the responsibility of the approved Third Parties to recruit, enrol, support, train and assess students undertaking this course. The Learning Collaborative, in consultation with the approved Third Parties, is responsible for support and certification of all students enrolled in this course.


Full fee payment option available. Please contact us for more information.


This qualification contains 11 units. These units are made up of 2 core units plus 9 elective units, which may be taken from the elective units listed in the training package. View training package.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, students may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine any learner support requirements.


For all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, it is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To make your USI, visit the Australian government page here: Create a USI.


If students hold prior relevant work experience or formal qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), these may count as credit towards specific units. Please contact us for more information regarding eligibility or applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


For further information, please download the information sheet below or contact us.



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