Skills eFlash #104

Skills eFlash #104

Skills eFlash #104
Date: 28-Jan-2022

In this edition: qldwater Recruiting – New Skills Manager| Water Skills Forum 2022 – Registrations Now Open| Enrolments Open for SCADA Micro-Credential| Fundamentals Webinars| Upcoming Events

1. qldwater Recruiting – New Skills Manager

Are you passionate about skilling to support essential community services? Join our small team in our big vision to deliver safe, secure and sustainable water services to all Queensland communities.

The Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater) provides a voice to the urban water and sewerage services industry through advice and advocacy on behalf of its members which are mostly local councils, or local government owned entities across the state.

 As the Skills Manager, you will help build the skills and careers of water industry workers through the development workforce planning and capacity building programs, gathering and providing advice on skills investment. It is an exciting and challenging role that will suit someone with a HR / Training / Workforce Planning background. Water industry experience with exposure to water operations would be highly regarded, but not essential.

 Hours can be negotiated between 3 days per week and full time. Apply from the link below.

Apply for the position here.

2. Consultation Open – National Water Training Package

On behalf of the Water Industry Reference Committee (IRC), its Technical Advisory Committee has drafted Training Package materials for the Water Maintenance Network project and would like your feedback. 

The draft materials include three new Units of Competency and one updated unit. At the request of the IRC the NWPNET020 Control electrical risk on metallic pipes unit has been updated to address current industry terminology. 

These units will enable operators to develop the skills and knowledge to clean and maintain water assets, including use of new technologies to monitor and repair assets. 

View drafts materials and submit feedback 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Tuesday, 22 February 2022. 

We encourage you to share with your relevant networks. 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.  

If you have any questions, please contact us via email or call (03) 9604 7200.

3. Enrolments Open for New SCADA Micro-Credential

qldwater’s SCADA Micro-Credential is now online and open for enrolments! We received a very positive response to the EOI we sent last year and have set up a number of virtual workshops to commence in February 2022. Please see below available dates:

Two Full Days Course Dates: 

  • Wednesday 20 April & 27 April (7:30am - 4:00pm AEST)

 Four x Half Day Course Dates:

  • Tuesday 15 March, Thursday 17 March, Tuesday 22 March & Tuesday 29 March (7:30am - 11:30am AEST)
  • Tuesday 15 March, Thursday 17 March, Tuesday 22 March & Tuesday 29 March (12:00pm - 4:00pm AEST)
  • Tuesday 19 April, Thursday 21 April, Thursday 28 April & Thursday 5 May (7:30am - 11:30am AEST)

Full details of course dates and timing are on listed on the micro-credential website.

We have removed the limit of four participants per organisation as we want these spots to be filled. We are very grateful to DESBT for its support of this pilot to date and for continuing to fund this new micro-credential and also to DRDMW which has provided additional funding to support more enrolments. Workshop enrolments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, up to four learners per organisation. If additional funding becomes available, we will add more course dates and advise if additional enrolments from each organisation can be accepted. Please email if you are keen to add more enrolments and we’ll contact you if that becomes an option.

Enrol now to secure your place!

4. Water Skills Forum 2022 – Registrations Now Open

Registrations are now open for the Skills Forum to be held as a hybrid event on Thursday, 3 March 2022. We have made some changes to the program with the expectation that we will have significantly fewer people attending in person due to the Covid situation.

 Graham Fraine, the Director General of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, has agreed to attend the last session to discuss industry skilling challenges and potential solutions.

 The Forum will explore the Lifecycle of a Water Industry Worker, with three half-hour panel sessions exploring possible career paths, from ways to gain interest through pre-vocational opportunities to traineeships, graduate employment and industry co-investment models to entice postgraduate industry research. It also includes a session on a successful transition to retirement model.

 The event will also include an “Attraction Hack” for a bit of fun but with a serious intent – to give us useful ideas to build awareness of the great opportunities in our industry. It’s your big chance to get creative and think outside the box.

 Whether you are able to attend in person at our office in Eagle Farm or online, we look forward to welcoming you to the Water Skills Partnership signature annual event.

5. Fundamentals Webinars

Register now for our next Fundamentals Webinar on Tuesday, 22 February, 10am-11am, AEST with the topic ‘Common Challenges and Controls for Water Reuse’, presented by Ben McClatchie, Fraser Coast Regional Council

More sessions will be hosted in 2022, keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for details.

Recordings of all previous webinars are available to download on the qldwater website. Please contact with any queries about previous or future webinars or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

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