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Water Allocation & Entitlements Skills Project Being Finalised

Farmers and irrigators require unique skills to effectively work with Australia’s various water markets.

Thanks to the contributions of everyone involved in this project, national skills standards have been developed to support the skills farmers and those with water entitlements require to correctly engage with water trading processes. This includes skills for the purchase and selling of water, navigating carry over water or continuous accounting options and how to procure, receive and monitor water.

These skills are captured in two skill sets and three units, with the developed units proposed for inclusion in the Certificate III in Irrigation and the Diploma of Agribusiness.

The final draft units, skill sets and qualifications have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC). They will then be forwarded to the State and Territory Skills Ministers for endorsement. Once endorsed the updated skills standards will be published on the national register (training.gov.au).

For more information, visit the project page.