Part 1 - Chemical Dosing Systems (5 days)

The Chemical Dosing Systems course is one of two water treatment courses run by the department.

On completion of the course you'll have the knowledge and practical skills essential for effective and efficient operation of  a comprehensive range of chemical dosing systems.

Who should attend?

Water treatment works operators, engineers and managers.

Topics covered

  • Competencies required to operate chemical dosing systems in a water treatment works
  • Understanding of water treatment dosing equipment
  • Knowledge and practical skills essential for day-to-day chemical dosing operations, including disinfection, coagulant, coagulant aids, acid, alkali, activated carbon and oxidants.


This course has two written exams (mathematics and knowledge) and a practical assessment on dosing equipment operation and calibration. Also required is a project involving the documentation of your duties at your water treatment works over a five day period.

Resulting qualification

A Statement of Attainment - Operator (Chemical Dosing Systems), along with a list of competencies demonstrated, will be issued to each successful candidate. This course is a prerequisite for Part 2 - Water Treatment Operations course that may lead to nationally accredited Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment (Drinking Water) qualification.

Course prerequisites

It is recommended that operators review the supplied training manual and attempt the mathematics tutorial examples before the course. It is also recommended that operators undertake a minimum of four (4) weeks experience in a treatment works under the supervision of a senior operator before attending the course.

What is included

Course notes and ongoing support for completion of your project at the operator's own treatment works. Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided for the five days.

What is not included

Writing material, calculator, safety equipment (PPE), accommodation, meals, transport to and from the course.

Course details

Information on course dates, locations and costs can be found in the training courses calendar.

How to register

Download a registration form ((PDF 673.0 KB)) and submit it by email to

The department will send confirmation of receipt of your registration via email within one week. Venue details, course notes, the program and a timetable will be sent to all participants six weeks before the course. Please provide details of any special dietary needs on registration.