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Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician

Vocational training for Wastewater Treatment Plant Technicians covering the following activities in detail: Operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Monitor and Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant and Work Safety at Wastewater treatment plant. The course includes a mentored internship and an official certificate after a final written exam. The course includes a mentored internship and an official certificate after a final written exam. The course is delivered in a self-paced e-learning format and contains a wealth of digital learning material developed by international consultants.

About This Course

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Vocational training for Wastewater Treatment Plant Technicians covering the following activities in detail: Operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Monitor and Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant and Work Safety at Wastewater treatment plant. The course includes a mentored internship and an official certificate after a final written exam. The course includes a mentored internship and an official certificate after a final written exam. The course is delivered in a self-paced e-learning format and contains a wealth of digital learning material developed by international consultants.

The process of industrialization is adversely impacting the environment globally. Not only large industries generate wastewater which is discharged to the environment, but also the large number of small and medium size industries releasing their effluent to the environment have a significant impact to the environment. Also, the wastewater of the households contributes significantly to the pollution rivers and groundwater. Consequently, wastewater treatment in proper wastewater treatment plants is a must.

The wastewater of larger industries is usually treated by the companies themselves. Smaller companies are sometimes combining their effluents and treat them in Centralized Effluent Treatment Plants. Cities run their own wastewater treatment plants to treat the wastewater of the large number of households.

Proper Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) is important from standards and compliance point of view. However, many wastewater treatment plants are not giving desired results due to lack of knowledge and skill for operating and maintaining these plants. Therefore, proper training on wastewater treatment plant operation is necessary to run a WWTP in accordance with government regulations.
After this training, the candidate will be capable to work as Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician. This training specializes in operation & maintenance of the Industrial and Housing Societies Wastewater Treatment Plants.

S/He will be trained and certified on and will be able to:
• Operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Monitor and Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Work Safety at Wastewater Treatment Plant
S/He would be able to operate Wastewater Treatment Plant and other related equipment.
S/He would be able to perform the operation and maintenance of all processes and equipment of a WWTP.
S/He would be able to do add desired quantity of chemicals to treat wastewater. S/He would also be able to do measurements for controlling the processes of the WWTP.

The course includes a mentored internship and an official certificate after a final written exam.

Target participants

This course is aligned with the training of Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician/Operators of ETPs/CETPs as per qualification pack SGJ/Q6601 (available at http://sscgj.in/publications/qualification-pack/) and is suitable for any candidate who wants to become a certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician/Operator.

Requirements

To be able to follow the course, candidates must have attained either 12th Pass, 10th Pass + ITI/Diploma or 8th pass + 4 years of experience as Wastewater Treatment Plant Helper. Candidates need also basic English listening, reading and writing skills as well as basic computer skills to be able to launch and view multi-media instruction materials, download and read course notes, and participate in a discussion platform. An admission to join the self-learning course by the Skills Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ). The minimum age is 18.

Course Facilitators

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Dr. Edzard Ruehe

Expert in wastewater treatment, waste, water supply, and laboratory work. Skills training of all aspects of industrial WW treatment, chemical, physical and biological processes, maintenance, operational control, monitoring and testing, QA and QC. Training on the job in effluent treatment plants.

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Mr. Sebastian Hoffmann

He implements international educational projects and develops methods and tools for knowledge management in the public and private sector. He is part of a network that builds solutions for companies in the field of gamification and the development of learning and knowledge games.

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Mr. Florian Bemmerlein-Lux

He designs e-learning and communication platforms, Leaning Management Systems as well as exam and certification systems in the field of water resources, spatial planning, climate change, ecology and biodiversity as well as for vocational training in various fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

Which language will be used?

English is the language used in multi-media instructional materials, for communication between trainees and moderators and in discussions on the discussion platform.

Who is eligible to participate in the course?

Admission is open to anybody meeting the requirements.

What are the requirements for admission to the course?

Applicants must preferably be citizens of India. Applicants must also have attained a basic level of education (secondary school level, see under “requirements” above) and master the English language. Trainees also need to have basic computer skills to be able to launch and view multi-media instruction materials, download and read course notes, and participate in a discussion platform.

Do I have to pay to take the course?

The course will be free of charge to persons admitted to the course.

Which language will be used?

English is the language used in multi-media instructional materials.

Do I have to pay to take the course?

The course will be free of charge to persons admitted to the course.

How long is the online course?

The online course is designed for about 70 intensive online learning hrs and about 130 hrs (minimum 16 days) of self-organised and mentored internship.

Who will guide the online course?

The course is a self-learning online course and does not include any active guidance.

What is the benefit for me if I do the course?

It will help you to gain the required knowledge and skills according to SGJ/Q6601 level 4. With a successful certified internship and a successful final exam, you will get a nationally recognised certificate, opening better job opportunities in an increasing market of wastewater treatment.

What equipment do I need to be able to participate in the online course?

Participants need a computer or mobile communication appliance like a smart phone or tablet plus internet connectivity to be able to participate in the online course.

What materials will I receive for the course?

The outline of the SCGJ qualification pack is available at http://sscgj.in/publications/qualification-pack/. Furthermore, enrolled participants have access to online multimedia materials course handbook in PDF format.

What is the process of application for the course?

There are 2 steps required:
1. You have to register into the training portal of Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) by providing your ID details. Once accepted you get an access code for enrolment.
2. On this page, when you scroll to the top, you will find an enrol button. Click on this button and add your registration information on the page displayed. Click "create My WWTP eLearning course account". Then the booking is complete, and you will have enrolled.

What is the deadline for application of the course?

There are no deadlines because the course is a self-learning course.

Can I participate in a course which is ongoing?

Since it is a self-learning course you can enrol every time as long as you have been accepted by SCGJ.

Where can I obtain more information on the course?

For more information, please call the number +91-8130488295. Or please contact sarvesh@sscgj.in

What computing skills and equipment are needed for the course?

A computer connected to internet, and an up-to-date browser. Either your employer can provide you with computing equipment or you can use your own systems.

Is a certificate awarded at the end of the course?

Yes, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” of the course shall be issued to participants who successfully complete the course.

What do I need to receive the Certificate of Successful Completion of the Course for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician?

To be able to receive the “Certificate of Successful Completion of the Course”, participants must fulfil the following requirements: (a) complete all 8 modules including the knowledge check quizzes; (b) provide the internship certificate given to you by the Mentor of the internship after completion; (c) write and upload a short essay on your leaning and experience during the Internship; (d) take the graded exam of one-hour duration, with about 30 questions at the end of the course obtaining at least 70% of the maximal scores and (e) provide feedback on the Online-Course (for improvement).

Is the course for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician accredited?

Yes, it is nationally accredited through SCGJ

Are there plans to develop courses in other languages such as Hindi or other official Indian languages?

In the medium to long term and based, among other things, on feedback on the English course, a translation of the English course to other major languages may be considered.

Word of thanks

The Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) is thankful to Dr. Prasad Modak (Executive President, Environmental Management Centre LLP and Director, Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation) for authoring this book and incorporating the various aspects of O&M of Wastewater Treatment Plant from practical point of view. SCGJ is thankful to the valuable contributions made by GIZ in the development of this course. The online course has been compiled by Dr. Edzard Ruehe, Sebastian Hoffmann and Florian Bemmerlein-Lux on behalf of GIZ and SCGJ

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