- help to ensure that both public health and the environment are protected and that the drinking water, wastewater and recycled water that is provided to end-users is safe and fit for purpose.
- provide an assurance to regulators, communities, and the users of drinking water and recycled water that Operators are competent to manage drinking water, wastewater and/or recycled water, as well as being capable of identifying and responding to drinking water, wastewater and/or recycled water quality risks and incidents.
Other benefits and risks that registration aims to address, include:
- improved quality of training in a thin training market. Registration is linked to the National Water Training Package (NWP) – it puts structure around what operators are trained in to make sure it’s suitable and provides a process for them to remain up-to-date with emerging issues and technology.
- better portability and career options for operators – national collaboration makes it easier to get jobs elsewhere within the industry.
- an internal learning structure to support organisations with workforce planning, and Learning and Development (L&D) plans.
- better management of organisational risk (i.e. improved confidence and support for employers, regulators and staff).