Five operators of Parkes Shire Council’s water operations staff received their national certification through the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) in Parkes recently.
The WIOA event was held at the Parkes Water Treatment Plant, showcasing the multi-award winning water and wastewater treatment infrastructure to more than 60 water industry operators and council representatives from across the state.
Parkes Shire Council with four Centroc councils and the Centroc team have been working at both State and Federal level to gain recognition for the invaluable role that water treatment plant operators play in providing safe drinking water for their communities.
Operators from the five councils were in the pilot NSW-based accreditation scheme, and have now been accredited and certified under a newly formed National Certification of Water Treatment Plant operators.
The operators had to complete a set of fit-for-purpose units of competency from the nationally recognised Water Training Package as well as demonstrate relevant industry experience.