These qualifications are part of the AHA training package. Industry Subjects offered meet or exceed the requirements of an equivalent Unit of Competency defined by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Studying through AHA and delivered by Timber Training Creswick (RTOid 4168) can lead to two qualifications:
- NWPSS00013 Hydrometric Monitoring Basics (Skill Set) awarded after completion of three specific Industry Subjects and included Units of Competency.
- NWP50118 Diploma of Water Industry Operations (Hydrometric Operations) awarded after completion of an additional 7 Industry Subjects and included Units of Competency
Diploma and Skill Set
These qualifications cover skills and knowledge to obtain a broad range of skills in hydrometric monitoring. They allow experienced staff to apply advanced practice and develop leadership roles.
This cooperative delivery is solely for the Skill Set and the Hydrometric Monitoring specialisation of the Diploma.
The target student group is existing workers who are Australia citizens or permanent residents working in the hydrometric monitoring industry who are seeking to gain these qualifications.
Course Entry Requirements:
- Students courses has no published entry requirements.
- TTC requires that learners be working in Hydrometric monitoring at enrolment in order for them to be able to do the learning exercises.
- Minimum age of entry: Suggested as 18 due to the need to conduct some operations under extreme weather events.
Student Identification Requirements:
- USI (Unique Student Identifier) required. If you do not have a USI, get a USI now.
- Other photo ID is needed to verify the identity of the individual taking part.
Candidates will be evaluated on enrolment for any potential Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Course Requirements/ structure:
To be awarded NWPSS00013 Hydrometric Monitoring Basics (Skill Set) a student must complete the 3 Units of Competency (UoC) listed below .
To be awarded NWP50118 Diploma of Water Industry Operations (Hydrometric Operations) a student must complete a total of 10 Units of Competency (UoC). If they have completed the Skill Set, they need to complete 7 additional units.
Note: The syllabus of each Industry Subject (defined by AHA) meets or exceeds the requirements of the corresponding Unit of Competency (defined by ASQA at training.gov.au).
|Industry Subject Title||UoC Code||Unit of Competency Title|
|CC6 Water quality monitoring||AHCLPW313||Undertake sampling and testing of water||Skill Set|
|CC2 Gaugings||NWPHYD007||Measure discharge using wading method||Skill Set|
|CC4 Hydrometric site operations||NWPHYD008||Operate, maintain and decommission monitoring sites||Skill Set|
|F10 Regulation / legislation||NWPGEN016||Interpret and comply with regulatory requirements||Core unit|
|F11 Health and Safety||TLIF4014||Develop and maintain a safe workplace||Core unit|
|CC9 Applied hydraulics||NWPHYD002||Apply principles of open channel hydraulics||Elective|
|CC3 Ratings||NWPHYD003||Develop and maintain ratings||Elective|
|CC8 Surveying of monitoring sites||NWPHYD009||Undertake surveying of monitoring sites||Elective|
|CC1 Hydrometric data||NWPHYD005||Process and report hydrographic time series data||Elective|
|EC2 Project management||BSBPMG430||Undertake project work||General Elective|
Enrolments are open each year:
- Cohort 1: Enrolments close 8 February
- Cohort 2: Enrolments close 2 July
- Start date: 1 March
Deadline for students to complete all assessment tasks: 31 May
Deadline for trainers to complete assessment of all student tasks: 30 June
- Start date: 1 August
Deadline for students to complete all assessment tasks: 31 October
Deadline for trainers to complete assessment of all student tasks: 30 November
Two year plan:
For each candidate, AHA and TTC will create a two year personal training plan online with the order of subjects and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/credits.
For anyone outside this standard program, we customise the personal training plan because a candidate:
- is starting late so can’t do all the subjects in a block, or
- needs to do some subjects out of order for work reasons, or
- applies for Recognition of Prior Learning: Where a candidate believes they have previously completed a unit or course of study which covers the same elements and performance criteria, the candidate can apply to TTC for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against the equivalent Diploma unit.‡ (This process requires rigid mapping and comparison of elements and performance criteria)
- applies for Credits for units studied previously: Where a candidate has previously completed a unit listed by the Department of Education and Training as part of the Diploma of Water Industry Operations NWP50715 or other VET course†, TTC may recognise a credit transfer/RPL as part of the requirements for the Diploma.
Price per Industry Subjects / Unit of Competency:
- Full price: AU$1200 per unit (no GST applicable)
- AHA Member discounted price: AU$900 per unit (no GST applicable)
‡Price for RPL per Unit of Competency based on previous study and experience:
- Full price: AU$500 (no GST applicable)
- AHA Member discounted price: AU$450 (no GST applicable)
†Price for credit transfer or RPL for an equivalent Unit of Competency:
- No charge
Re-enrolment fee (if subject not completed in semester of enrolment)
- $250 per Industry Subject / Unit of Competency
This fee will be charged under general circumstances but AHA reserves the right to waive all or part of the fee.
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Diploma expression of interest form
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