Pool Plant

The Pool Plant Operations Program is an open learning (Correspondence) course with flexible commencement.

The course process combines self-paced online theory study along with video assessments (you will be required to upload video footage of you completing several tasks).

The Pool Plant Operator course will provide the student with skills and knowledge required to perform routine checks and complete minor maintenance on aquatic facility plant and equipment including the maintenance of water quality.

Upon successful completion, the student will receive a Statement of Attainment certificate. This course is nationally recognised.

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Enrolment Requirement

You must provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment. A USI is your individual education number and is required if you are undertaking nationally recognised training. To find your USI and further information please visit the website https://www.usi.gov.au/students

Units of Competency

  • SISCAQU015 Test Pool Water Quality
  • SISCAQU016 Manage Pool Water Quality
  • SISCAQU017 Monitor and Maintain Aquatic Facility Plant and Equipment
  • BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control Processes

Course Content

  • Pool Tests
  • Regulations
  • Responding to Contamination Incidents
  • Record Keeping
  • Chemical Balance of Pool Water
  • Operation of Aquatic Facility Plant & Equipment
  • Conducting Tests on Aquatic Facility Plant & Equipment
  • Identifying Faults and Initiating Corrective Procedures
  • Adjust Disinfectant Levels & Water Balance

The Statement of Attainment with the competencies listed above will be issued within 28 days of satisfactory completion of the course.

Assessments will comprise:

Test Pool Water Quality

Assessment Task 1
Questions and Answers (Resources are available in the LMS Resource section to assist learners with questions)

Assessment Task 2
Under the supervision of a qualified Pool Plant Operator complete pool water tests on 2 separate occasions recognising discrepancies and recording the outcome. On one occassion, visually inspect the pool water for a contamination incident.

Assessment Task 3
Video Assessments – students must video and upload footage of themselves completing:
A. Pool water tests for Free and Total Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and Total Dissolved Solids.
B. Identify and respond to a water contamination incident

Monitor and Maintain Aquatic Facility Plant and Equipment

Assessment Task 1
Questions and Answers (Resources are available in the LMS Resource section to assist learners with questions).

Assessment Task 2
Under the supervision of a qualified Pool Plant Operator demonstrate the key requirements for a routine inspection of various types of pool plant.

Assessment Task 3
Video Assessment – students must video and upload footage of themselves completing periodic routine inspections of plant equipment, a backwash and vacuuming the pool.

Manage Pool Water Quality

Assessment Task 1
Questions and Answers (Resources are available in the LMS Resource section to assist learners with questions.

Assessment Task 2
Written Assessment – students must prepare a documented schedule covering 1 monthly period for chemical and microbiological montioring.

Assessment Task 3
Case Studies – students must complete 2 water imbalance and 2 water contamination case studies.

Assessment Task 4

Video Assessment – students must video and upload footage of themselves using safe work practices and manufacturer instructions to handle chemicals when treating pool water.

Participate in WHS Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control Processes

Assessment Task 1
Questions and Answers (Resources are available in the LMS Resource section to assist learners with questions).

Assessment Task 2
Complete a practical activity based on applying risk management processes.


Students have up to 6 months to complete this course but may be accredited sooner should they have completed and submitted all course requirements.

To be eligible for accreditation upon completion of a Pool Plant Operations course, students must be over 16 years of age.

Once this qualification has been attained, there are no renewal requirements.


Important instructions:
1. Purchase this Pool Plant Operations Course.
2. Click on the Download button for Pool Plant Instructions on the order confirmation page, or click on the download link for Pool Plant Instructions which is in your order confirmation email.
3. Go to your downloads folder and open the pdf instructions document.
4. Click the link in the pdf instructions to complete the enrolment form.
Pool Plant Operators Course

Price: $350

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