Water is the most vital resource to sustain life, and all living organisms need it to survive. However, water resources are being challenged globally due to pollution, the overuse of local resources, and poor or non-existent population planning. This course is ideal for those looking for career advancement or business opportunities in the water services, environmental, recycling, health, agricultural or horticultural industries.
The Certificate of Water Conservation Managementis an online program that explores water conservation at home, in the workplace and throughout a range of business industries.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the cycle of water, conservation practices across the world, and water management, including in the areas of treatment, re-use and recycling.
You will also study water conservation in primary production, in the services and health industries, and in sectors like construction and manufacturing.
On completion of this course, you will know how to conserve water in a variety of situations to save money, improve quality of life and reduce your environmental footprint.
Unit 1 - Introduction to water conservation
Importance of water
The water cycle rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, effective rainfall
Water sources and storage water quality
Facts on water uses water use at home, in primary and other industries
Why conserve water personal, regional and global significance
Unit 2 - Water conservation at home
In the United Kingdom
In the United States
Measures undertaken to save water in the home in the kitchen, bathroom and in the garden.
Water saving devices
Unit 3 - Water conservation in the workplace
Implementing water saving strategies
Installing small appliances
Large water saving devices
Unit 4 - Water management
Water quality maintaining water quality, salinity, chemical contaminants
Controlling use and quality of water, water flow measurement, water quality control, testing water salinity
Preserving water quality minimising evaporation, water sanitation
Water management plans
Unit 5 - Water conservation in Primary Production I
Water saving measures
Water wise plants
Water wise procedures
Water wise irrigation systems
Water wise landscaping
Equipment, structures and tools to save water
Unit 6 - Water conservation in Primary Production II
Use of water in primary production
Methods of water storage
Rainwater collection and storage
Farm dams planning, lined ponds
Water requirements livestock requirements, domestic requirements
Water problems on farms contamination and disposal of water, evaporation, seepage, runoff, overspray, scheduling
Using farm waste water
Irrigation system design
Maintenance procedures and scheduling
Swales and keylines
Unit 7 - Water conservation in Services industries
Use of water in services industry
Contamination and disposal of water
Unit 8 - Water conservation and Health
Hospitals, nursing homes, laundries, clinical laboratories, dental practices, human and animal research facilities
Uses of water in Health Industry control pathogens, general use
Unit 9 - Water conservation in other sectors
Use of water in manufacturing, construction and heavy industry
Water use in the production process
Examples of water using activities in food facilities
Benefits of cleaner production
Unit 10 - Water treatment, reuse and recycling
Water sanitation filtering and disinfection
Water reuse and recycling classification and composition of wastewater.
Treating saline water
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.