Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Systems


This course has been developed to adopt new requirements within the Onsite Wastewater Code being introduced to South Australia, supporting Local Councils, SA Health, the wastewater industry and homeowners improve the standard of servicing and maintenance of aerobic wastewater treatment systems.

Aimed at the service technician this course will review a number of different manufacturers systems, fault diagnostic tests and their interpretation, routine maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of faulty or failing systems.

The course involves hands-on practical exercises to consolidate knowledge and develop skills. There will be a strong emphasis on practical and field based learning with approximately half of the course time spent on troubleshooting exercises and looking at and working on a wide variety of aerobic wastewater treatment systems on site. The course includes testing, inspecting, fault finding, rectifying operating systems and the equipment requirements to do this.

Participants competency is assessed as this course is recognised and endorsed by SA Health.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.


This course is eligible for CITB funding. The CITB is a whole-of-industry led organisation that provides support to attract, train and retain South Australian building and construction workers by providing leadership in training and skills development.

Each financial year, Eligible Persons with an approved CITB number are provided with $3,000 of training fee subsidies through the Construction Skills Training Program.

To check your eligibility or to renew your CITB number visit or download the MyCITB app through the Apple App Store or Google Play via the CITB website:

Upon receipt of enrolment, students will be sent an email with further instructions on claiming the CITB rebate. You do not need to provide your CITB number at the time of enrolment.

At the successful completion of a CITB eligible course, eligible CITB students will be refunded with the CITB subsidy. The subsidy will be paid to whoever paid for the course. TAFE SA cannot claim your refund (and therefore cannot reimburse you the funded amount) prior to the finish date. All CITB refunds will be credited against the student or third party account and can not be refunded back to credit cards.

Rebate refunds will be processed within 60 days of course completion (this timeframe is to allow for assessment submission, marking and processing).

The CITB number you provide to TAFE SA must belong to the individual participant – you cannot use the CITB number of another person or company.

  • Suitable attire and protective clothing for the field based components of the course.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.

Start Date

Tue 12 Nov 24

End Date

Thu 14 Nov 24

Class Times
Tuesday to Thursday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
3 days
Student Visa (500)

Not Eligible

Cost Information
This course is eligible for CITB Funding. Your CITB Number must be active at the time of registration. The CITB rebate for this course is $700.


$1503.00 GST inc

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For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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