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Training and Development > Vocational Education & Training > Certificate IV Water Operations (Trade Waste) > Program Features >
  • 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.



    Program Features 


    SkillsTech australia tafe qld



    TAFE NSW -

    Riverina Insitute



    Commencement Date/s 


     Contact SkillsTech

     Enrolments open

    Qualified experienced team of trainers and assessors available


    General Program Features 



    Can deliver across all states and territories


    Can deliver to individuals or small groups regardless of location

    RPL – Candidates will be supported to undertake a robust Recognition of Prior Learning process

    Individual Training Plans will be developed for each candidate which take RPL results into account

    Candidates need to have mastered basic computer skills: e.g. word processing, spreadsheet use, email and internet

    Length of course can take from 1-2 years. Depends on amount of RPL and individual effort.

    Flexible delivery options can be negotiated with employers: e.g. distance delivery supported by face-to-face sessions – (amount of f-t-f dependent on numbers and may impact cost)

    Optional online components available

    Unlimited support available from trainers and assessors via phone, email

    Internal supervisors will be supported to assist with  workplace assessments

    Course Evaluation forms to be filled in by all participants


    Course FEE



    Core Course Fee (approximatelly) [a]

    POA (Price on Application)

    Subsidised training under Smart and Skilled applies to eligible NSW residents

    $6,000 Full Course Cost (Interstate students)

    Course Fee if delivered via Traineeship arrangements [d]

    Likely to be cost neutral for employer [e] 

    Likely to be cost neutral for employer

    Other course related  fees

     - Printing, postage

     - AWA Marketing & Administration Fee








    Other water courses offered by these institutes

      Riverina water courses 


     For clarification and/or confirmation of precise course costs, applicants need to contact the RTO directly.

    [a] Please note fees and charges are volatile and vary from time to time and across states and territories. RTOs and the AAC -MEGT will assist employers to identify the best funding options for each employee.

    [b] SkillsTech Australia offers the course in two delivery modes i.e. distance delivery or distance + workshops (students may opt to attend 2 x 2 day workshops to support their learning). Workshops will be conducted at the Eagle Farm Training Centre, 776 Kingsford Smith Drive, Brisbane QLD 4009.

    [c] NSW resident fees are subject to change in 2015

    [d] Employers are eligible for Traineeship incentive payments of up to $4,000 per person for Cert IV in Water Ops (Trade Waste) except in Qld and Tasmania where this qualification is not available via Traineeship arrangements.

    [e] Course Fees for non-Queensland residents are approximately $1670.00, however all students may enrol in one unit at a time.

    [f ] Full course costs for NSW are based on part-time study completion rates (2 years equivalent to 4 x 18 week semesters)