Queensland Water Skills Partnership

After 5 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.

There are currently 40 subscribers to the Queensland Water Skills Partnership for 2016-2017 including;
Balonne Shire Council, Banana Shire Council, Barcaldine Regional Council, Barcoo Shire Council, Bundaberg Regional Council, Burdekin Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Charters Towers Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council , Diamantina Regional Council, Etheridge Shire Council, Gladstone Area Water Board, Gold Coast City Council, Goondiwindi Regional Council, Gympie Regional Council, Hinchinbrook Regional Council, Logan City Council, Longreach Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council, McKinlay Shire Council, Mount Isa City Council, North Burnett Regional Council, Queensland Urban Utilities, Redlands City Council, Richmond Regional Council, Rockhampton Regional Council, Seqwater, South Burnett Regional Council, Sunwater, Tablelands Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Townsville City Council, UnityWater, Gladstone Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Maranoa Regional Council, Boulia Shire Council, Mareeba Shire Council, Southern Downs Regional Council, Paroo Shire Council and Blackall-Tambo Regional 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.