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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
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