Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

TAFE NSW has partnered with NSW Health to offer training which 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 2012.

With the introduction of major amendments to the Public Health Regulation 2012 this program is designed to assist with understanding:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Impact of Legionnaires disease
  • An overview of cooling systems
  • Risk factors associated with cooling water systems
  • Process for undertaking risk assessments and conducting audits
  • Reporting and responding to administrative requirements

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Who needs to complete this training?

Those people who approve and conduct audits of cooling water systems.

Other stakeholders that would benefit from this training include:

  • Occupiers and Building Managers
  • Water treatment, mechanical services and Industry Technicians (duly qualified person)
  • Independent Auditors (must complete the training program 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

What training do I need to complete?

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  Introduction to Legionella Control
in Cooling Water Systems
BSBRSK501 Manage Risk BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit
Occupier Recommended Training Recommended Training Optional Training
Duly qualified
person (DQP)
Competent person
(Risk Assessor)
Authorised officer
Local government
authority (LGA)
Laboratory
NSW Health
Independent Auditor Mandatory Training Mandatory Training Mandatory Training

What Training is Provided?

900-163119 TAFE PLUS - Statement in Introduction to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

With the introduction of the NSW Guidelines for Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems and Public Health Amendment (Legionella Control) Act 2018 this program is designed to assist stakeholders in understanding:

  • their roles and responsibilities,
  • understanding the impact of Legionnaires’ disease,
  • provides an overview of cooling water systems,
  • explains the risk factors associated with cooling water systems,
  • the process for undertaking risk assessments and conducting audits,
  • and outlines the reporting, response and administrative requirements.
  • Study Type: Online training
  • Duration: Approx. 5-6 Hours
  • Cost: $125
  • Entry Requirements: Nil

Statement of Attainment in Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

This program has been contextualised to provide risk management training in accordance to the person’s role in managing cooling water systems.

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

Please note this is a Diploma level unit. The 2 x Assessment Tasks will be required to be completed following the workshop. The time required for participants to successfully complete the Assessment Tasks will vary.

  • Study Type: Classroom based and online
  • Duration: 7 Hour workshop
    • Online Manage Risk Learner Guide
    • 2 x Assessment Tasks (to be completed following the workshop)
  • Cost: $320
  • Entry Requirements: “Introduction to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

Statement of Attainment in Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems

BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit

This program has been contextualised to train independent auditors to assess the compliance of a cooling water system with the requirements of the Risk Management Plan and the Public Health Regulation 2012.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead an audit team as it runs a quality audit. It covers conducting entry and exit meetings; identifying and gathering relevant information; managing audit team resources; and providing feedback to audit team members on their performance.

Please note this is a Diploma level unit. The 2 x Assessment Tasks will be required to be completed following the workshop. The time required for participants to successfully complete the Assessment Tasks will vary.

  • Study Type: Classroom based and online
  • Duration: 7 Hour workshop
    • Online Lead a Quality Audit Learner Guide
    • 2 x Assessment Tasks (to be completed following the workshop)
  • Cost: $320
  • Entry Requirements: "Introduction to Legionella Control in Cooling Water Systems” and “BSBRSK501 Manage risk"
Concessions

There are no concessions or exemptions available for these courses. All learners are required to pay the full course fee or, if being funded by an organisation, provide a suitable purchase order at least one week prior to the course commencement.

Further information

NSW Health

To find out more information about updates and fact sheets, please visit the NSW Health page.

Contact Us

If you have any issues regarding enrolment, please contact us on 02 4923 7666.