The Dam Operations Program has been designed in consultation with industry and is aimed at developing water industry staff to inspect, monitor and report on dam operations.

The five-day program involves interactive face to face workshops, field work and workplace assessment tasks. Participants will have the opportunity to spend a day in the field inspecting and reporting on both an embankment and concrete dam.

With a world-renowned expert facilitating this program, participants will get an opportunity to explore topics including but not limited to:
• dam background sizing, types, design and construction, dam risks, lessons from dam incidents, legal issues, legislation, Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD), Work Health and Safety (WH&S), surveillance plans, dam operations
• embankment dam inspection, dam monitoring, dam maintenance planning, outlet works design, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and review
• concrete dam inspection, basic hydrology and hydraulics, spillways design and O&M, dam security, DSEP access, miscellaneous-seismic, material science and review.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment with the following competencies from the Dam Operations Skill Set (NWPSS00004):

• NWPSOU022 Monitor and control dam operations
• NWPSOU023 Monitor and implement dam maintenance
• NWPSOU024 Inspect and report on concrete dam safety
• NWPSOU025 Inspect and report on embankment dam safety
• NWPSOU029 Conduct and report dam safety instrumentation monitoring

The five units of competency count towards the nationally recognised Certificate III in Water Industry Operations (NWP30215) offered by Chisholm.

For any enquiries, please email nwc@chisholm.edu.au or phone 1300 393 018.

Course code
NWPSS00004
On campus