The Water Operations - Civil program was developed in partnership with qldwater, government, industry and training providers to help retain skilled staff and improve future opportunities for workers through industry specific training. A trial of Water Operations (Civil) was completed in South East Queensland in late 2009 with 22 graduates, and since then there have been almost 200 participants in the program across Queensland.
The Water Operations - Civil program is focused on the formal recognition of skills and training employees within the civil construction and maintenance field in the water industry. Participants undertake either a Certificate II or III in Water Operations - Civil from the National Water Training Package.
The program provides a practical approach to valuing existing skills. The Water Operations - Civil qualifications are nationally recognised, providing access to job opportunities nationally, while up-to-date training and broader career paths offer opportunities for promotion and professional development.
The process includes a recognition of prior learning (RPL) component followed by gap training in specific areas where the participant cannot demonstrate current competency. The RPL process involves the gathering of evidence such as paperwork of jobs completed as well as questioning and supervisor reports. For participants who undertake the program online, ongoing support from a qualified assessor is available.
Fifty two Allconnex employees from Logan, Redlands and the Gold Coast celebrated the completion of their Certificate II or Certificate III in Water Operations (Civil) at a graduation ceremony held at the Beenleigh Events Centre on Tuesday, 29 May 2012.
These graduates now join a group of almost 200 participants to complete the program accross Queensland since its introduction in 2009.
Graduates received their certificates at a breakfast graduation ceremony.
Supervisors from Allconnex congratulate the participants on their success (L-R Kent Weeden, James Beutel, Bradley Milfull)
Dave Cameron from qldwater commends the participants on their hard work and committment to the training.