The Technical Operations Program provides candidates with knowledge and skills relevant to the supervision and operation of an aquatic facility, plant and associated equipment, and the monitoring and maintaining of water quality. The Technical Operations Program is the industry standard for pool supervisors as documented in the Department of Local Government Practice Note 15.
The course covers a large range of topics relating to the effective operation of a commercial aquatic facility:
- Monitoring and maintaining water quality
- Plant and equipment operation
- Safe chemical handling
- Implementing workplace policies and procedures
- Standards and legislation relevant to the aquatics industry
- Pool maintenance and developing maintenance programs
- Filtration systems
- Risk analysis
- Responding to emergencies
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the following units of competency:
- BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
- SISCAQU001 Test pool water quality
- SISCAQU003 Maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment
- SISCAQU004 Develop and implement pool water maintenance procedures
- SISCAQU005 Develop and implement aquatic facility maintenance procedures
These competencies are from the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training
Package and contribute to the SIS31015 – Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation delivered by Royal Life Saving. For a full copy of the Units of Competency visit www.training.gov.au.
The online course is comprised of five modules. Candidates can progress through the modules at their own place, being able to log in and out of the site as required. Completed work is saved throughout and assessments are submitted online. Candidates will need to refer to their organisation’s policies and procedures for successful completion of the course.
Face to Face
The face to face course allows the candidates to cover the knowledge content in approximately 4 days. This includes a range of site visits to different locations. Candidates are required to do a number of assessment tasks off site.
Online: At the students discretion (approximately 3-6 months).
Face to Face: 4 days + On the Job Training
All candidates are required to successfully complete a range of on the job assessments.
Resources and Equipment
Online: Internet access for the learning component and access to an aquatic facility with appropriate testing equipment.
You will be required to bring writing material for note taking to any face to face component.