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    Queensland Courses

    New to the water industry and want to learn more?

    Start with the Introduction to the Queensland Urban Water Industry. This free course provides an overview of the natural and urban water cycle, the water supply systems, current and emerging issues as well as career options in the industry.

    Induction Courses

    Based on the Construction White Card, the Aqua Card, Brown Card and Green Card training courses are non-accredited courses developed by the industry to help water industry workers and contractors learn about their roles and responsibilities when working on or near water, wastewater and recycled water assets. 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.

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    The price for each course is $82.50 (including GST) per person. 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.


    TRILITY Introduction Courses

    These courses are based on units of competency from the National Water Package, kindly shared by TRILITY Pty Ltd. The Chemistry course is now available with the other courses LAUNCHING SOON.

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    Fundamentals Webinars

    qldwater hosts regular Fundamentals Webinars which provide practical demonstrations of the most common water and wastewater treatment and network operations tasks, presented by industry experts. Recordings of these webinars are available here - they are listed in alphabetical order or sort by topic area.


    Micro-Credential Courses

    A series of Micro-Credentials, proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government, will be delivered between July and September 2024. Expressions of interest are now open via this form.

    Topics include:

    • Fluoridation for Non-Operators
    • Fluoridation for Operators
    • Operational Implications of the Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
    • SCADA Introduction (Theoretical)
    • Making Use of Water Quality Data


    NSW Courses

    The NSW versions of the Aqua Card and Brown Card courses have been produced with the help of the NSW Water Directorate, and include references to NSW legislation, industry standards and guidelines. NSW Water Directorate members can access the course at no cost - please contact skills@qldwater.com.au to access the enrolment key. Contractors will be charged $82.50 per course paid online upon registration.

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    SA Courses

    The South Australian version of the Brown Card was produced in partnership with the SA Government and include references to SA legislation, industry standards and guidelines. The course is free for SA water entities and their approved contractors.

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    About this website

    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.  qldwater 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 will be added along with versions of courses developed with our other Australian partners. The Aqua and Brown Card courses have options for NSW and SA. While the courses are largely consistent, there are slight variations to reflect the laws and regulations governing each states. Please ensure you select the correct course based on the location where you work.

    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.

    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.

    Green Card provides an overview of the importance of, and requirements for minimising environmental harm when working in, on or near water, sewerage and recycled water assets.  Topics include environmental legislation and contaminants, incident awareness and preparedness, environmentally relevant activities, recycled water and biosolids.