MSMSS00019: Operate a Drain Cleaning System

MSMSS00018 Operate a high pressure water jetting system

This nationally recognised course is designed for persons who operate drain-cleaning equipment.

Participants will develop their knowledge to operate a drain cleaning system which may be used to clean, unblock or remove debris from a closed drain (pipe) or open channel drainage system.

It includes skills to operate drain cleaning equipment independently in a safe manner and guide assistant operator/s within the drain cleaning team.

The session is delivered and assessed through both classroom and practical activities.

This course meets the requirements of AS 42331.1: 2013 High-pressure water jetting systems – Safe operation and maintenance, or its authorised replacement and Safe Work Australia Guide for Managing Risks from High-Pressure Water Jetting (December 2013), its, State/Territory equivalent (where one exists) or the authorised replacement.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

2 Full Days (8 hours per day)

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in:

MSMSS00019 Operate a drain cleaning system


Prepare and set up a drain cleaning unit safely.
Identify hazards in drain cleaning environments and implement controls.
Identify and select correct nozzles and tools for various applications in both sewer, stormwater and pipe applications.
Identify nozzle behaviours.
Best practice techniques used for drain cleaning and combination units.
Plan and safely carry out drain cleaning works.
Diagnose faults and troubleshoot issues with units.
Understand basic concepts of pipe flows in sewer, stormwater and pipework.
Maintenance of units and drain cleaning equipment.
Incident reporting and investigation