National N Certificate: Chemical Engineering (Water and Waste Treatment)

 Water and Waste Treatment

  • N1-N2
  • Full Time
  • One Year


Water and Waste Water Treatment plant and system operators manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards to transfer or treat water. Waste Water Treatment operators control, monitor, and maintain the equipment and treatment processes in waste-water (sewage) treatment plants. They remove or neutralise the chemicals, solid materials and organisms in waste-water, so the water is not polluted when it is returned to the environment. These operators run the equipment and control the processes that clean and treat the water.

Admission Requirements

Grade 10, 11 and 12
Mathematics and Physical Science is not a requirement.

Career Fields

Environmental Compliance
Waste Water Treatment
Laboratory Analysis
Industrial Pre-treatment
Certification and Examination Authority

All examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and IEB.

Study Materials

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Extra Classes

We offer free Saturday classes, run by qualified lecturers.


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National N1 Certificate: 1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, FLC Communication
National N2 Certificate: 1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Plant Operations Theory, Waste Water Treatment
Further Studies

On successful completion, you will receive an N1, N2 and FLC Communication certificate and can then progress to the N3-N4 qualification.

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