Water Journal : Water Journal April 2014
WATER APRIL 2014 194 Water Business and materials to the different islands for each block of training was made much easier due to our previous experiences working in the region. It stood us in good stead when coordinating our delivery to indigenous community Essential Services Of cers in ve remote regions of the NT, with the usual charter ights and contingency planning in case wet-season road closures prevented the normal travel routes. New projects with Simmonds and Bristow's business partner EPCO Australia from PNG to Sri Lanka and further offshore signal the excitement will continue in 2014. With the EPCO partnership we now can offer an even more comprehensive solution package for the majority of client needs, from sampling and laboratory liaison for compliance or investigation; environmental impact assessment and modelling; compliance assessment and reporting; expert witnesses for Environmental court; design or review of new or existing treatment or reticulation; construction of the chosen options, right through to commissioning, post-commissioning or optimisation, plus delivering operator training or providing supported relief or permanent operators. With the input of the engineers and scientists in our water consultancy we wrote a lot of our own learner resources, especially RPL evidence collection guides. Our industry-experienced trainers were able to develop these assessment tools and reference materials based on their many years on treatment plants or working the reticulation or sewer networks. In a similar manner to our tried and proven face-to-face delivery at Certi cate II & III level, we have supported quali cation achievement with guidance, tailored to individual needs, at the clients' own sites. Feedback from our graduates is that the regular facilitated sessions on site we offer are applauded, and a key factor in our continuing favourable outcomes delivering this training. We are encouraged to see SWSi have echoed our effective face-to-face delivery style with their recent SEQWater Diploma students. Another highlight was the success of Vincent Schrieber, an Indigenous student from Yarrabah in North Queensland. Vincent was awarded the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year at the Queensland Training Awards 2009. Vincent was part of a course taught as part of a larger Indigenous community infrastructure operation-training program in Weipa, during three two-week block training sessions between December 2007 and October 2008. David Bristow, Managing Director at Simmonds & Bristow, said the Award was a fantastic achievement for Vincent and demonstrated the results and success tailored training programs could have. The dedication Vincent has shown to both his studies and his commitment to his community is exemplary and we wish him well with his future studies. It has been fantastic to see that some of our Certi cate IV students are now continuing on and currently undertaking Solve your odour problems... call the experts today! 1300 764 479 www.odours.com.au Need advice? We can help. Ask for an Odour Health Check today! Proud to be a major sponsor at WIOA NSW Providing reliable odour control products and services to Australia for nearly 25 years. • Supply and installation of Activated Carbon Systems, Packaged Biofilters, Chemical Dosing Systems and Neutralising Spray Systems • Consultation and expert advice on odour issues • Evaluation and Maintenance on sewer odours - we fix it • Custom design of odour control systems • Supply of vent filters and well washers Whether it's for drinking, irrigation or industry, Australia's climate and reliance on water has produced some of the world's most innovative suppliers of water products and services. Now there's an online tool that brings all these suppliers together in one central location. ICN's Water Directory is a pivotal connection point for project and procurement managers looking for the best water industry suppliers in our region. This comprehensive directory has a powerful search function that allows you to fnd suppliers with capabilities that exactly match your needs. Combine this with the experience and knowledge of ICN's consultants and you can be sure you'll never miss an opportunity to fnd the perfect partner. Start exploring Australia's ICN Water Directory today at water.icn.org.au All the right connections for the water industry.
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