Australian Water Industry Operator Exchange Program
The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) in partnership with the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), are collaborating with a new initiative being the first Australian Water Industry Operator Exchange Program. Both WIOA and WSAA recognise the need to proactively address a critical problem facing the urban water sector nationally, notably a growing shortage of quality training options to support critical water occupations such as our operators.
The aim of the Operator Exchange Program is to provide selected operators with an opportunity for development outside of their direct employment. This is to be achieved by spending time at another organisation’s water treatment plant, or wastewater treatment plant, or field services depot.
The participating operator can share experiences with processes, monitoring, technologies, equipment used and then take those learnings back to their organization for consideration and discussion.