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Assessed water treatment facility - a water treatment facility for which a water supply system public health (microbial) risk classification assessment has been undertaken.

Classified water treatment system - a water treatment system where the water treatment facilities have undergone a water supply system public health (microbial) risk classification assessment and been allocated a microbial risk classification.

Responsible person - the staff member who has day to day operational responsibility for a particular assessed water treatment facility.

Suitably qualified person - someone who has sufficient relevant theoretical experience and/or at least three years operational experience in the unit process such that they are able to assess the competency of others.

Suitably qualified trainer - someone who has sufficient relevant theoretical experience and/or at least three years operational experience in the subject matter that they are providing training on, so that they are able to adequately train others in the subject matter

Water supply system - the catchment and raw water supply, and the water treatment facility, up to the point where treated water leaves the water treatment facility (it does not include the associated reticulation system).

Water treatment facility - a facility whose purpose is to treat water to a drinking water standard. Generally equivalent to a water treatment plant; does not include secondary disinfection points.

Acronyms and abbreviations

ADWG Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

AQF Australian Qualification Framework

AWA Australian Water Association

DH Department of Health (Victoria)

NWP National Water Training Package

RTO Registered Training Organisation

VET Vocational Education and Training

Vicwater Victorian Water Industry Association

WIOA Water Industry Operators Association of Australia

WIOCS Water Industry Operator Certification Scheme

WIST Water Industry Skills Taskforce

WTA Water Treatment Alliance

 

Last updated on 20-Jul-2016

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