This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to manage drinking water quality information. It provides an understanding of key biological and chemical processes required to design a monitoring program, formulate and manage a water quality database, and assess water quality data.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the associated performance criteria, including required skills and knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. Specifically they must be able to: - Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range - Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as described in this unit; - Demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment; and - Use water quality management knowledge and information to: - apply the principles of water quality science to monitoring program design - apply the principles of water science to water quality data analysis and interpretation - design and operate a water quality data base - take action if there are water quality issues.

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