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Certification has evolved to Registration

The national Drinking Water Operator Certification Framework originally adopted name “Certification” as it most accurately reflected the needs of the water industry at the time. Over time, there has been confusion over the term as it relates to Certificates awarded as a qualification on completion of Vocational Education and Training. Individuals hold a qualification, for […]

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New Dates for Victorian Conference

Due to the COVID restrictions, WIOA has postponed the Victorian conference in Bendigo. This conference will now be held on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 November 2021. We will draw advice and information provided by both Federal and State government authorities. WIOA is committed to implementing all recommended precautions from Health authorities, and will encourage […]

Annual General Meeting 2021 – AGM

The 2021 WIOA Annual General Meeting will be held online – broadcasting to all Members on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Interested Members can access the meeting via an online facility by registering by 19 April 2021. Instructions for access to the WIOA AGM Zoom room will be confirmed by email on registration. Registration is essential

WIOA partners IWN

WIOA has developed a new strategic partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Intelligent Water Network (IWN), formalised during 2020. This is a commitment to collaborate and share information around new and innovative technology solutions, communication platforms, and virtual and/or public forums. The IWN has been working with WIOA for many years regularly to […]


George Wall chairs IRC

George Wall from Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) continued in the role as chair of the Water Industry Reference Committee on for the Australian Industry Standards. The Water Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the NWP National Water Training Package which provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) […]


Acuario launched

WIOA completed the development of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT), web based solution, to assist in the administration and overall management of the national certification scheme. The final solution was tested with the assistance of some water utilities in early 2020.

Awards recognise operators

The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) recognised many operational employees for demonstrating excellence in their field in 2020. Virtual Water provided WIOA and sponsoring organisations the opportunity to continue to recognise very deserving operational staff through the presentation of numerous awards. The very successful and competitive best tasting tap water competitions were also […]

$6,500 Donated to Charity

In 2020, WIOA  was supported by TRILITY and Southern Divers to be able to make charitable donations on behalf of WIOA members. The members were selected randomly in the leaderboard challenge in the Virtual Water platform that saw 4 donations made. Other donations were made on behalf of the Spirit of Australia and Kwatye Award […]

70,628 Web Hits

The WIOA website is critical for the association to be able to provide current information to our members and stakeholders. We have plans to further develop the content and functionality of the site during 2020 to include access to a members portal which will allow members to keep their details up to date. During 2020 […]