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Water operations

Developed in collaboration with industry, our water treatment and operations courses range from entry-level to high-level qualifications. Open up a range of career options with specialisations in drinking water, network operations, trade waste, treatment, and wastewater.

Study water operations

More than 24 million Australians access clean water and sewerage services daily. Water and wastewater treatment plant operators maintain the stringent quality standards that help make this possible.

Career opportunities are available across a broad range of water operations from construction and installation through to various treatment processes, including wastewater and drinking-water plants.

With over 40 years' experience in water training, TAFE Queensland delivers training solutions tailored for the needs of the water industry. Our state-of-the-art labs provide our students with current training in laboratory techniques including sampling, testing and treatment.

Career outcomes

  • Drinking water plant operator
  • Hydrographer
  • Irrigation field operator
  • Surface water operator
  • Trade waster operator
  • Water industry irrigation supervisor
  • Water networks supervisor
  • Water source supervisor
  • Wastewater treatment plant coordinator

Water operations courses

Construction Skills Queensland funded courses

Subsidised training options for the building and construction industry.

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