​NSW Health has developed a training course on Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems together with TAFE NSW. The course provides an overview of the science relating to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, cooling water system management, and the roles, responsibilities, and requirements under the Public Health Regulation 2022.

Completion of this course is a requirement for approval to conduct audits of cooling water systems. Other stakeholders who would benefit from completing this training course include:

  • occupiers and building managers.
  • water treatment, mechanical services, and industry technicians (duly qualified person).
  • competent persons.
  • independent auditors (must complete the training course in order to be approved to carry out this role).
  • authorised officers (environmental health officers in local government authorities and Public Health Units).
  • laboratory officers.

The training course is based on new and existing nationally recognised units of competency and is delivered over three modules. The delivery of training both online and face to face allows different levels of competency to be developed, as relevant to the person’s role in managing cooling water systems. After registering for the TAFE Statement in Introduction to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems, TAFE NSW will provide participants information about the other two modules.

For more information and to enrol in a course near you refer to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems ​​

Current as at: Thursday 1 September 2022
Contact page owner: Environmental Health