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The training courses on this page are generally targeted at water industry operations staff. Courses offered range from accredited National Water Training Package units through to short courses covering specific water industry issues.

Whilst WIOA is happy to inform interested persons or organisations about the variety of courses on offer, WIOA is not involved in any form of independent assessment of any of these courses and does not endorse any of the courses as suitable for the industry or operational staff. For further information on any of the courses, please contact the individual training organisation directly.


Chisholm offers a range of qualifications from Certificate II, III, and IV right through to the Diploma of Water Operations with the flexibility of on campus or workplace training. The Water Operations team at Chisholm has partnered with industry to successfully deliver training nationally across a range of qualifications within the Water Operations training package.

Experienced trainers who are experts in their respective fields and with extensive industry links are able to customise training and assessment to ensure it is relevant, practical and applicable to participant job roles as well as meeting specific identified business needs.

Chisholm Institute has a purpose built training facility for the water industry at our Cranbourne Campus in Victoria where students get an opportunity to be involved in a ‘hands on’ water treatment process.  At the Cranbourne Campus, students get the opportunity to work in a live plant environment focusing on Reverse Osmosis, Ion Exchange, Media Filtration and Clarifiers. A dedicated laboratory for the water industry is also available for training and industry projects.

In addition to Water Operations training, Chisholm also offers over 330 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate courses as well as conducting over 300 short courses for industry compliance and skills development. For more information visit www.chisholm.edu.au

 Hydramet - Chlorine & Sodium Hypochlorite Short Courses

Hydramet has gained a detailed understanding of the proven safety and operational procedures involving chlorine through working with regulatory bodies and chlorine gas suppliers. Hydramet has used this knowledge, expertise in the industry and the application of the Australian Standards to develop the following training courses:

For more information visit www.hydramet.com.au/chlorine-training
Contact: (08) 9412 6100 or email hydramet@hydramet.com.au

 International Water Centre

IWC is currently offering a range of scholarships for professionals interested in joining either the Master of Integrated Water Management or Water Leadership Program next year. These industry-relevant programs equip participants with the technical, leadership and managerial skills they need to tackle complex water management challenges in a more effective and integrated way.

Master of Integrated Water Management - Scholarships

Water Leadership Program - Scholarships

For more information visit www.watercentre.org

International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM)

ICEWaRM convenes a range of 1 to 3 day water management courses in capital cities around Australia.
Topics include the Australian Water School, Groundwater Essentials, Water in Mining, Hydrology and Hydraulics for Non Engineers, Unconventional Gas and Water Management, Surfacewater Groundwater Interactions and Water Essentials amongst others.

ICE WaRM offers 5% discount for WIOA Members on ICE WaRM short courses.

For more information visit www.icewarm.com.au
Contact Joel Voortman on 08 8236 5208 or email lvoortman@icewarm.com.au


Ixom a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 41586) provides accredited training courses the water industry.
The training is complemented with our 80 years’ experience of manufacturing and supplying chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite and other water treatment chemicals including dangerous goods.
Our nationally recognised training courses are compliant with the Australian Qualification Training Framework (AQTF) along with relevant Australian standards and regulations.

The benefit and aim of our training programs is to:
• Reduce customer risk profiles by ensuring your personnel work from a “Knowledge Base” rather than “No Knowledge base.”
• Provide training that is competency based where required.
• Know how chemicals behave under certain conditions and how to use them safely.
• Meet your work environment applications.
• Meet your regulatory obligations and needs.
The courses we deliver are both Nationally Accredited Training Courses and “Refresher Awareness Courses” to allow for your training needs:

Nationally Accredited Training
NWPTRT013 - Operate and Control Liquefied Chlorine Gas Disinfection
NWPTRT001 - Operate and Control Water Treatment Processes
NWPNET025 - Coordinate and manage maintenance and repair of network assets
NWPTRT052 - Operate and control hypochlorite disinfection processes
AHCCHM101 - Follow Basic Chemical Safety Rules

Awareness and Refresher Programs
Chlorine Awareness Program – Face to Face
Chlorine Awareness Program – On-Line
Chlorine Emergency Capping Equipment Training Module
Corrosives Awareness Training Module
Fluoride Chemicals Awareness Training Module
Sodium Hypochlorite Awareness Module
Sulphuric Acid Awareness Module

If you wish to find out more detail regarding the programs, please click here to contact our training administrator for more information.

 National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA)

The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) offers Reverse Osmosis Design and Operator training that is ideal for anyone requiring a thorough practical understanding of the basic principles of Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination.

For more information visit www.desalination.edu.au/training

LogoNational Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

The NCGRT is the leading specialist provider of groundwater industry training in Australia. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation that is firmly committed to supporting groundwater professionals in gaining and developing the knowledge and skills they require.

For more information visit www.groundwater.com.au

 NSW Office of Water

The NSW Office of Water offers a number of training courses to help local water utilities and councils comply with best practice guidelines and provide efficient water supply and sewerage services.

For more about the courses on offer go to the NSW Office of Water training courses website or contact:

Wastewater Treatment Operator courses contact:
Mike Quartullo 02 8281 7427 - mike.quartullo@water.nsw.gov.au
Pradeep Kumar 02 8281 7431 - pradeep.kumar@water.nsw.gov.au

Trade Waste Regulation courses contact:
Mila Kanevsky 02 8281 7428 - mila.kanevsky@water.nsw.gov.au

RMIT University

SAGE Didactic, in association with RMIT University is offering you the opportunity to gain the Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation UEE40407. This industry based training program enables you to gain a nationally accredited qualification and essential workplace skills and knowledge that are increasingly high in demand.

For further information Contact: Bruce Kendall Senior Educator-Business Development,
Innovation & Projects Group School of Engineering (TAFE)
Phone: (03) 9925 4725 Fax: (03) 9925 4377 E-mail: bruce.kendall@rmit.edu.au

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 Skills Tech Australia

SkillsTech Australia provides training for the Water treatment and sustainability.

Government policy and legislation has led to extensive state and federal incentives for the uptake of energy-efficient technologies. These incentives are expected to have a significant impact on both business and consumer demand in Queensland and fuel the need for a skilled workforce.

The water industry's importance cannot be overstated; Australians live on the world's driest inhabited continent and have become well aware of the need to preserve this precious resource, water. Without the water industry, no other Australian industry could survive.

For more information visit skillstech.tafe.qld.gov.au/trades/sustainable-and-renewable/index.html
Contact 1800 654 447

 Simmonds & Bristow - Course Calendar

Simmonds & Bristow has been providing training to the Water & Wastewater Industry and the Laboratory Services Industry for more than 15 years.  The training team takes a hands-on approach to teaching, with an emphasis on practical learning and on-site delivery. Training courses are either held at the client's facility, or at S&B's dedicated training facility in Rocklea, Brisbane.

For more information visit: www.simmondsbristow.com.au
To book places in any of these courses please call 1800 620 690

Streamline Learning

Streamline Learning provides specialised training and assessment for the water industry across Australia in accordance with the National Water Training Package.

Streamline Learning also offer a course on CCTV conduit inspection and reporting for operators, supervisors and managers

For more information visit www.streamlinelearning.com.au
To book a place in this course call 02 4965 7989 or email streamlearn@optusnet.com.au


Would you like to tailor your water operations course?

With Riverina Institute you can select the electives relevant to you with our Certificate II, III and IV in Water Operations.

TAFE NSW Riverina Institute is the largest provider of vocational education and training in the Riverina-Murray, and has served the Australian water industry for over eight years.

For more information visit Riverina Institute Water Operations or call us on 1300 TAFE RI (1300 823 374).



TAFE SA Water Operations recognise that workforce skills and expertise are shaped by an ebb and flow between business needs: flexible delivery and assessment options; the financial and time resources available to invest in training; and quality outcomes from both training and a business perspective. Our value proposition is: Critical skills for a vital water workforce

Our Services to You extend beyond traditional training methodologies to incorporate:
• Upfront Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment
• Use of industry job profiles
• Professional interviews to assess competency
• Engaging water industry experts
• Qualifications with specialisations that meet industry needs

For more information contact us on 08 8207 2800 or visit www.tafesa.edu.au

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 Water Industry Training Consultants

The Water Industry Training Consultants are located at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus, Victoria. It maintains comprehensive training facilities which are used for in centre training and off-campus training at customer locations.

For more information visit www.witc.com.au
To book places in any of these courses please call (03) 5244 0800

 Water Industry Training Institute (WITI)

AWA Opus Water Industry Training Institute (WITI) delivers Certificate II in Water Operations and Certificate III in Water Operations in partnership with The Learning Collaborative RTO National ID 32350.

WITI offers quality accredited training in your workplace through a delivery model that includes high levels of face-to-face time between students and highly skilled industry connected trainers. As with all qualifications in the Water Industry Training Package, qualifications can be customised to suit workplace needs.

For more information visit http://www.awa.asn.au/WITI/

 Water Training Australia

Water Training Australia is a Registered Training Organisation delivering qualifications in the Water Industry, Management and Business sectors.

Water Training Australia is committed to providing high quality training that has a real impact on people management and operational efficiency. Water Training Australia works closely with clients to assess their needs and deliver customised training solutions.

For more information visit www.watertrainingaustralia.com.au
Contact 0447 877 391 or email adminwta@bigpond.com

 Wide Bay Institute of TAFE

Wide Bay Institute of TAFE understand that those in the water industry value their people and resources. We assist you in retaining a productive and skilled workforce by providing innovative online training solutions in a highly professional and supportive learning environment. We can structure programs to suit a single job outcome, a skills set, or offer a whole career pathway.

For more information visit www.widebay.tafe.qld.gov.au
Contact 1300 656 188

Click here to download the Water Industry Corporate Capability brochure. [pdf 1.1Mb]

Now offering the NWP50107 Diploma in Water Operations (Water Treatment) This program targets new and existing Coordinators in the Water Industry looking to establish career options through building a base of technical and industry skills through working in diverse roles and environments.

Last updated on 12-Apr-2017

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