​NSW Health has developed training on Legionella control in cooling water systems together with TAFE NSW. The training 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.

The training includes two courses:

Completion of this training 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 is based on nationally recognised units of competency. After registering for the Introduction to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems, TAFE NSW will provide participants information about the Statement of Attainment in Legionella, Risk and Audit.

Current as at: Thursday 16 February 2023
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