Name of qualification Upravljavec/upravljavka čistilnih napravAdd to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Sewage treatment plant operator
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 6
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements
  • Education at least at SQF level 5 and
  • at least two years of work experience in the field of wastewater work, as evidenced by a formal certificate from the competent organization responsible for carrying out the activity.
ISCED field Field
Tehnika, proizvodne tehnologije in gradbeništvo
ISCED subfield subfield okoljevarstvena tehnologija
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

The candidate is able to:

  • plan, organize, control and analyze their own work and the work of employees they lead
  • manage resources economically in accordance with the principles of sustainable development
  • communicate with different stakeholders, taking into account the principles of successful communication
  • ensure safety by implementing health and environmental protection measures
  • use modern information and communication technology and software for the management of the treatment plant
  • plan, organize, supervise and coordinate the work of a group of employees in accordance with the authorizations and quality standards of work in the field of wastewater treatment plant management (municipal / joint / industrial) for wastewater
  • plan operational work on the treatment plant
  • sample wastewater and sludge at the treatment plant
  • perform measurements and analyzes, evaluate the measured data and test results and take action in case of non-compliance of the analyzes with the prescribed values
  • perform maintenance work on the treatment plant
  • ensure the quality of the work process at the treatment plant


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here [2].

Assessment and completion


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify the occupational standard in full.


Practical verification with oral defense.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating NVQs are entered in a register of providers maintained in the collection of the national information centre for vocational qualifications. These are: vocational schools, businesses, B2B training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.