NWP40515 Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations – Trade Waste

(former Liquid Trade Waste Regulation course)

The Best-Practice Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Guidelines 2007 requires NSW local water utilities to implement an appropriate liquid trade waste policy; issue an approval under the Local Government Act 1993 for each liquid trade waste discharger to its sewerage system; and to implement best-practice sewerage and trade waste pricing. These requirements comprise the NSW Framework for Regulation of Sewerage and Trade Waste, which is set out in the 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines.

This qualification allows for the attainment of general competencies in water industry operations or specialisation in networks, source, hydrography, irrigation or trade waste.  The trade waste specialisation covers the competencies in compliance, licencing and regulations of trade waste management.

Who should attend

Council trade waste officers, environmental health officers, wastewater engineers, other officers involved with assessment, approvals and/or inspections of trade waste dischargers.

Topics covered

  • Legislation applicable to trade waste regulation
  • Development and implementation of a liquid trade waste policy
  • Best practice sewerage and trade waste pricing
  • Requirements for acceptance of trade waste discharges to the sewerage system
  • Approval, and monitoring of trade waste discharges, enforcement of approval conditions
  • Pre-treatment requirements for various trade waste; sewage and trade waste treatment processes
  • Auditing of trade waste dischargers
  • Investigation of trade waste incidents
  • Trade waste sampling
  • Plumbing requirements
  • OH&S
  • Environmental management.

Participants will also receive practical 'hands-on' learning through site inspections and case studies of typical trade waste dischargers.

Course delivery

The course delivery activities includes:

  • A 5 day workshop including a written exam
  • Three project assignments to be submitted by the candidate.

Course outcomes

A TAFE NSW Certificate IV in Water Industry Operations (Trade Waste) NWP40515  will be issued to each successful candidate.

Local course requirements

It is recommended that the course participants study the Trade Waste Regulation course notes and 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines prior to attending the course. The course notes and the guidelines will be supplied for pre-course study and future reference.

The LWUs need to provide a candidate with an opportunity of on-the-job training for at least six months following course attendance, which should include dealing with trade waste matters, approvals, inspections, etc.

What is included

A copy of 2009 Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines, course notes, lunches, morning and afternoon tea, course dinner on the first evening.

What is not included

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

Course details

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

Complaints, policies/procedures and support

This course is delivered under an agreement with TAFE NSW (RTO No. 90003) and the following references apply:

Registration of interest

Registration of interest for attending this course can be submitted by email to water.lwutraining@dpi.nsw.gov.au

The department will send an invitation to this course, registration forms, venue details, the program and a timetable to all local water utilities approximately four months before the course.