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Water Operations courses are aimed at providing you the skills and knowledge to develop pathways and opportunities in the Water and Wastewater Industry. Whether it’s operating a Water Treatment Plant, a Wastewater Treatment Plant, working in Distribution and Networks or Managing Aquifer Recharge systems all courses develop your technical skills and provide you with the underpinning knowledge to successfully operate these systems.

Water Operations Courses

Award Courses provide a complete qualification in Water Operations. Comprising of 11 units as a structured sequence of study units and delivered over a 12 month period. These are separated into specialisations depending on the pathway or area of expertise you are looking to achieve.

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Short Courses

Don’t need a full qualification but need to upskill in a certain area of expertise, change role or learn more about different processes? These courses vary in length dependant on the subject matter. Many of the short courses in Water Operations can provide pathways to complete Water Operations qualifications.

Water Operations Courses

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Employment Opportunities

With training becoming increasing more important to Water Industry Operators, managers must have knowledge and appropriate responsibility to implement necessary responses which could range from modifying treatment processes to in extreme cases shutting down supply.

Training provides the methods and skills required to perform tasks efficiently and competently, as well as knowledge and understanding of the impact their activities can have. As per the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines ‘Treatment plant operators should understand water treatment concepts and be able to apply these concepts and adjust processes appropriately to respond to variations’.

Pathways include working in the Water and Wastewater Industry for major Water utilities across Australia or with Councils running many of the reuse schemes and wastewater treatment processes.


TAFE SA Tonsley Campus
1284 South Road
South Australia

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Phone: +61 8 8207 2800
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