watertraining.com.au is a site managed by the Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater), the key advisory and advocacy body within Queensland’s urban water and sewerage services industry.  q ldwater and the Water Skills Partnership represent members from local government and other water service providers across Queensland. 

This site hosts online training courses developed by our industry for our industry and the contractors which service it.  The current focus is on working safely on or around water and sewerage infrastructure.  Over time, more topics are expected to be added along with versions of courses developed with our other Australian partners.

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About Aqua Card

Aqua Card provides a simple overview of what contaminants are, the risks they pose, how they enter a drinking water system and the responsibilities of those working on drinking water infrastructure to reduce that risk. It includes practical guidance on how to operate within work sites including good housekeeping and disinfection practices.


About Brown Card

Brown Card  provides an overview of the importance of, and requirements for, maintaining public health, minimising environmental harm and general workplace health and safety when working in, on or near sewerage and recycled water assets. It includes topics like regulations and standards, risks and safety, managing health risks and specific types of work tasks.




The price for each participant for each course is $50 (including GST). qldwater and Water Skills Partnership members can access the course free of charge for internal use - please email skills@qldwater.com.au to access the log in details. 

Participating Organisations

The following organisations currently participate in the program.

qldwater logo  Bundaberg Regional Council Logo   Balonne Shire Council Logo  Burdekin Shire Council Logo Cairns Regional Council Logo Cassowary Coast logo  Douglas Shire Council logo  Banana Shire Logan City Council Logo  Mackay Regional Council LogoCarpentaria ShireCharters Towers Regional CouncilCity of Gold CoastFraser Coast Regional Council   Gladstone Area Water Board logo  Gladstone Regional CouncilGympie Regional Council Isaac Regional Council log Maranoa Regional Council logo  Redland Shire Council logo  South Burnett Regional Council logo Tablelands Regional Council logo City of Townsville Urban Utilities logo  Whitsunday Regional Council logo

Some organisations will mandate the completion of a course for contractors prior to commencing work on or around water and sewerage infrastructure, while it is recommended by others.  Contractors should check the policy of these organisations prior to completing the course.