Water Skills Partnership

Queensland  

After eight years of operation, the Queensland Water Skills Partnership has established itself as the most significant industry-led skills program for the water industry in Queensland. The Partnership performs a number of functions in this role including securing skills and training funding for industry, producing reports and workforce planning documentation, coordinating industry wide skills/workforce development projects, piloting training initiatives, information sharing and collaboration opportunities and representation for Queensland on numerous national industry skills committees.

The Partnership was created in 2011 as a new industry-led initiative to address critical skills needs facing the urban water industry in Queensland. It extends the work undertaken through the Water Skills Formation Strategy (SFS) which commenced in late 2009 supported by the Department of Education and Training and hosted by qldwater.

Priorities of the Water Skills Partnership are determined by subscribers with two meetings per year and input from the broader industry gathered at the annual Water Skills Forum. The forum brings together water and wastewater managers and HR representatives from across Queensland to discuss skilling and training needs for the sector and provides valuable insights for priority setting.

There are currently 46 subscribers to the Queensland Water Skills Partnership for 2019-2020 including;

  • Banana Shire Council
  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Boulia Council
  • Bulloo Shire Council
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • Burke Shire Council
  • Cairns Regional Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Cook Shire Council
  • Croydon Shire Council
  • Diamantina Regional Council
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Etheridge Shire Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council (Wide Bay Water and Waste Services)
  • Gladstone Area Water Board
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Hinchinbrook Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Mareeba Shire Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Paroo Shire Council
  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Redland City Council
  • Richmond Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Seqwater
  • South Burnett Regional Council
  • Tablelands Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Townsville City Council
  • Unitywater
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council
  • Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council

To join the Queensland Water Skills Partnership contact skills@qldwater.com.au. Membership is calculated on a simple cost per water and wastewater employee per financial year.