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Brown Card adopted in South Australia

The Queensland Water Directorate (qldwater) and Water Skills partnership developed the Brown Card training course to educate the importance of, and requirements for, maintaining public health, minimising environmental harm and general workplace health and safety when working in, on or near sewerage and recycled water assets.  

The Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) in South Australia (SA) has recently reviewed the Brown Card with other SA state government departments to modify the training to include SA regulatory requirements. The training is supported by the South Australian Government and will be available at no charge to water sector employees and contractors working with wastewater and recycled water in SA. 

The training, which takes approximately 90 minutes, consists of information slides and a short quiz. Once the training is complete a “Brown Card” certificate of completion will be issued to the participating person, valid for three years. The Brown Card SA is a non-accredited course but a valuable learning resource for sewerage and recycled water workplace health and safety 101.  

The Brown Card SA training is hosted by qldwater on the water training website. New users can select the Brown Card SA course on the home page and will then be prompted to create a new account. Once your new account set-up is completed you will be emailed an account confirmation link, which will direct you to enrol in the Brown Card SA training. You will then be ready to commence the Brown Card SA training course through your water training website account. 

The Brown Card training is now available across three different jurisdictions in Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia.  

For any enquiries regarding the Brown Card SA training please contact the Water and Sewerage Infrastructure team at the OTR at DEM.OTRWSInfrastructure@sa.gov.au or (08) 8226 5500.