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Training and Development > Vocational Education & Training > Certificate IV Water Operations (Trade Waste) >
  • AWA and WSAA are pleased to provide the water industry with a nationally coordinated approach to the delivery of NWP 40107 Certificate IV in Water Operations (Trade Waste) . The qualification is recognised by Australia‚Äôs largest water utilities as a key requirement for those working in the trade waste/source management field. It supports the work of supervisors and technical experts responsible for the management and implementation of source management policies, plans and approvals as well as those coordinating and monitoring source control, commercial/industrial wastewater treatment and discharge or wastewater collection systems.


    Will this course be tailored for my local area?

    It is a regulatory requirement that Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) meet the legislative requirements of the state and territory jurisdictions they are operating in.

    This course will be customised to meet the local regulatory/legislative requirements of trade waste staff working in metropolitan, and rural and regional areas across Australia.


    Who will benefit from this training?

    NWP 40107 Certificate IV in Water Operations (Trade Waste) supports the work of supervisors and technical experts who contribute to contract management, as well as those coordinating and monitoring: surface water system's operations, water storage catchment activities, groundwater system usage, wastewater collection systems, and the implementation of trade waste policies and plans.


    How long will it take?

    The course has a duration of one to two years. Study commitment of half a day per week is recommended and employers are encouraged to offer these hours in work time. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applies.


    Where is the course offered?

    SkillsTech Australia TAFE QLD and TAFE NSW - Riverina Institute are the Registered Training Organisations (RTO) to deliver NWP 40107 Certificate IV in Water Operations (Trade Waste) during the first round of training.


    Important dates 


    How to apply?

    • Read the course information supplied by the two RTOs located in the menu on the right.
    • Select your preferred RTO.
    • Complete the EOI form.

    Am I eligible for traineeship funding?

    NWP40107 Certificate IV in Water Operations (Trade Waste) is available via traineeship arrangements in all states except Queensland and Tasmania. To check whether you or your employees are eligible for traineeship funding please contact MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Centre representative:

    Laura Hall
    E M 0488 049 183

    What Next? 

    • AWA will send confirmation of EOI within three working days of receipt.
    • AWA will coordinate individual and small groups of EOIs to create best value for employers and individuals and commercially viable cohorts for RTOs.
    • AWA will keep applicants and RTOs fully informed throughout this stage of the process.


    Geoffrey Gray
    National Manager - Industry Development
    Australian Water Association
    D 02 9467 8417  0458 116 981