Skills Sourcing your workforce

Sourcing your workforce

Queensland Water Skills Partnership

This section contains useful information, links and resources specifically developed for water industry employers to assist in attraction of new staff and potential staff interested in careers in the urban water industry.

Recruitment of appropriately skilled workers is essential for all businesses.  In today’s current climate employers are competing with each other to attract and retain the most skilled workers.  Recruitment can also be a costly exercise and so it is important to get it right.  Interviews are becoming about the potential candidate interviewing the employer as well as the employer determining if the candidate is the best fit for the organisation. Below are some resources which may help planning and conducting recruitment processes.

General resources

Coming soon - summary case studies
 Infosheet - Skilled Migration

Career pathways



The Australian Water Association administers the Careers in Water site which provides an industry wide jobs board and a number of other promotional tools.

Government Skills Australia

GSA is the national skills advisory council for Water, Local Government, Correctional Services, Public Sector and Public Safety.

Career pathways chart

A chart developed by GSA showing typical ways of entering and progressing through the water industry.

Pathfinders Materials

GSA has developed a series of useful brochures, posters and other marketing collateral targeted at careers in the water industry available for download and to order in hard copy.

Careers videos

GSA careers in water videos.