Water Industry Outlook 2021
Find out what the key trends are impacting the skills needs in the Water industry.READ INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Water Industry Reference Committee
Industry Reference Committees (IRC) ensure the delivery of high-quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded through review, development and implementation of training package content.GO TO IRC
The Water industry provides essential services that are fundamental to our national prosperity and economic growth, providing water and sewerage systems to households and businesses, and irrigation water to agriculture. Roles are across a diverse range of sectors including water catchment, bulk water supply, water and sewage treatment and water and sewerage network operations.
Water IRC Chair – George Wall
“Supplying safe drinking water to our communities and the management of wastewater to protect the environment are the cornerstones of our role. Above and beyond this, the water industry is becoming even more customer focussed and is increasingly using digital technology and real-time data in managing operations. Providing more accurate and real-time information to customers allows them to monitor and better manage how they consume our services. Creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and digital skills are key qualities for the workforce ”.
Water Industry Snapshot
Industry Reference Committees ensure the delivery of high-quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.
The Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts are produced annually to report on the industry outlook, new and emerging skills and associated training needs for each sector.
Training Packages specify the skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the workplace through units of competency.
Projects review units of competency and skill sets in training packages
Water Industry Careers
The Water industry provides vital services that are fundamental to our national prosperity and economic growth, providing water and sewerage systems to households and businesses, and irrigation water in agriculture. The industry employs over 28,000 people across its sub-sectors in water catchment supply, sewerage, drainage services and water pipeline transport.
If you possess skills such as creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and digital skills then a career in the water industry might be for you.
Industry Skills Specialist - Water and Transport & Logistics