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The Hume Workforce Development
Committee


Hume Regional Development Australia

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Labour Market Snapshot (Water Focus)

Workforce Planning Australia | December 2012

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste
Services Industry (Water Focus)

Source: DEEWR, Employment Outlook for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011

Gas Supply

Water Supply

`Waste Treatment,
Disposal and
Remediation

Waste Collection

Sewerage and
Drainage

On Selling
Electricity/
Electricity Market
Operation

Electricity
Distribution

Electricity
Generation

Electricity
Transmission

The
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Industry (ANZSIC) includes the following sectors:


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Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste
Services
-

Australia

The Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry is the smallest of the 19 ANZSIC industry
categories used by the Australian Bureau Statistics.


In February 2012 approximately 156,000 persons were employed in the industry.


Between 2005 and 2010 the industry’s average annual growth rate was 5.7%, the second highest of all
19 industries.


The sector is dominated by males working full time. There are more than 75% of male workers in the
industry and more than 90% of workers are full time.


The 2011 industry unemployment rate of 2.4% was more than half the average for all industries.


DEEWR projects this industry will grow by 2.2% per annum to 2015/2016, which equates to 17,900 new
jobs each year. Employment growth will be driven by population growth and increasing interest in green
energy solutions and improved recycling services. (2)


The top three employing segments in this industry are:


Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services


Waste Collection Services


Electricity Generation

Source: DEEWR, Employment Outlook for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 2012,

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National Industry
Overview

Industry Employment

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services is the smallest employing industry in Australia.

Between February 2010 and February 2012 total employment in the industry increased from 126,700 to
156,000 people.

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, February 2012 data.

Industry Employment Level February 2012

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Historical Employment Growth


























Source: ABS Labour Force Survey (trend data) cat no 6291.0.55.003, DEEWR, Australian Jobs, 2011

In 2012 employment in this industry was the highest since industry data was first collected.

In the five years from 2007 to 2012 employment increased by more than 52,000 people, although
employment dipped between 2009 and 2010.

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Employment by segment



























Source: ABS Labour Force Survey (trend data) cat no 6291.0.55.003 (DEEWR Projections), DEEWR, Australian Jobs, 2011

The Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services segment employs the highest number of people.
More than 37,200 work in this segment, nearly double the number working in the next highest segment,
which is Waste Collection Services.

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Projected Employment Growth by
segment


























Source: ABS Labour Force Survey (trend data) cat no 6291.0.55.003 (DEEWR Projections), DEEWR, Australian Jobs, 2011

All industry segments are expected to experience employment growth to 2016/2017 with the exception of
‘Electricity Distribution and Electricity Transmission’.

The Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage segment is projected to experience growth of 3.4% per annum
exceeding the average expected growth for all industries.

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Employment growth


























Source: ABS Labour Force Survey (trend data) cat no 6291.0.55.003 (DEEWR Projections), DEEWR, Australian Jobs, 2011

Between 2007 and 2012, the Waste Treatment Disposal and Remediation workforce increased by 9,200.

In the water sector, The Water Supply and Sewerage, Drainage Services segment increased by 4,000
people



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Main employing Occupations






























Source: ABS Labour Force Survey (trend data) cat no 6291.0.55.003, DEEWR, Australian Jobs, 2011

More than a quarter of the people working in this industry are employed as either truck drivers,
electricians or electrical distribution trades Workers.

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Employment growth by State

Source: DEEWR, skillsinfo website cited August 2012

In the past five years (2007


2012) Victoria has had the highest rate of employment growth in the
industry in Australia.



In the past decade (2002


2012) Victoria has had the second highest employment growth in the industry
in Australia, after Queensland.


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The Water Sector

Water Sector
-

Australia

The Water Segment of this industry is divided into 3 major segments:


Water sourcing, treatment, supply and distribution


Wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater and drainage wastewater and bio
-
solids re
-
use


Groundwater recharge


Water quality management, monitoring and measurement


Approximately 44,000 people work in the water industry in Australia in a range of
occupations.


The Water sector is male dominated. Government Skills Australia reports less than 3% of
students undertaking training in the water sector are female.


Source: Government Skills Australia, 2012 Environmental Scan

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Water Sector Occupations

Source: Government Skills Australia, 2012 Environmental Scan

Main Water Sector

Occupations

Water and wastewater
treatment operators

Network maintenance
personnel

Hydrographers

Environmental advisers

Water quality officers

Infrastructure and
treatment system designers
and managers

Remote essential service
operators

Trade waste operators

Dam safety operators

Water scientists

The main water sector occupations are shown in the table below
:



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Victoria

Victoria Industry Snapshot

Source: Deloitte Access Economics, Victorian Skill Needs in 2011: A summary of industry Intelligence, 31 March 2011 (Commissi
one
d by
Skills Victoria) (2) Vic Water Website www.vicwater.vic.gov.au

In 2009, an estimated 31,510 people worked in the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste
industry in Victoria.


The Water sector in Victoria is a major employer. There are 19 government owned water
bodies in Victoria directly employing more than 4,000 people, more than half of them in
regional Victoria. (2)



Deloitte Access Economics estimated employment growth in Victoria the years 2012
and 2013 would be minimal at .2% and .3% respectively.


Investment in water supply is expected to increase in the future to ensure water
security for major populations centres.


Major investment in Victorian water infrastructure has led to strong employment
growth, particularly in the last part of the decade. These have included the Sugarloaf
Pipelines, the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project, the Wimmera
-
Mallee
pipelines, and the largest project, the Wonthaggi Desalination project.



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Drivers of Workforce Change /Growth


Workforce
change /
growth


Population

growth

New Green
Skills and jobs

Government
policies and
Regulatory
Change

Weather/

Climate Change

Resources
Sector

The diagram below shows the multiple drivers of workforce change / growth in the
industry:




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Source: Victorian Government, July 2010, The Hume Strategy for Sustainable Communities 2010
-

2020 (1)

Skills Australia, 2011, Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Residential Buildings: jobs and Skills Implications (2)

Population Growth is driving demand for services


Population growth increases demand for all types of utilities.


Over the next 25 years, the population in the Hume region is projected to grow from
300,000 people to 400,000 people. (1)


New green skills and jobs
(2)


More environmentally aware consumers and incentives to reduce energy expenditure
are driving interest in energy efficiency initiatives, products and services.


A 2011 Skills Australia report suggests energy efficiency initiatives are more
commonly resulting in occupations requiring new skills, rather than new occupations,
though some jobs are being created. (2)


Key occupations requiring new skills as a consequence of energy efficient initiatives
include: electricians, plumbers, and refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics.


New skills required include: auditing and reporting, installation and maintenance of
energy
-
efficient appliances to meet revised building standards, assessment of
buildings against rating systems and skills in drawing up ‘green leases’. (2)



Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Drivers of Workforce Change /Growth


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Source: Government Skills Australia 2012 Environmental Scan

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Drivers of Workforce Change /Growth


Government policies and regulatory


National water standards are being raised through the national certification of
operators of potable water treatment plants across Australia. The National Water
Commission has contracted Government Skills Australia to develop a certification
framework. There is concern the training of water operators involved in portable
water will be cost prohibitive, particularly the smaller operators.


Weather/Climate Change


Regional water resources may reduce further affecting both water availability and
quality. This could drive innovative approaches to water conservation, upgrades to
irrigation infrastructure and use of alternative water sources.


Resources sector


The water sector has faced strong competition for staff from the resources sector,
particularly for water operators and engineering roles.


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Workforce Development Challenges

Source: Government Skills Australia ,2012 Environmental Scan

Key Workforce Development Challenges for the Water Sector are:


Few training providers


The water sector has few training providers as it is perceived as a ‘thin market’. This has a greater
impact on developing staff in rural and regional water organisations than metropolitan ones.


Ageing Workforce


A Government Skills Australia survey of water sector organisations found that projected exits due to
retirements was one of five identified factors most likely to have an impact on the sector in the next
five years. The other factors most likely to have an impact were: labour shortages, impact of new
technologies, climate change and legislations/regulation.


Working conditions


Government Skills Australia report there is anecdotal evidence that people employed in the water
sector, such as water operators, receive ‘inequitable remuneration and conditions compared with
recognised trade plumbers’.


Skills gaps and career pathways


Sixty four percent of water sector organisations across Australia had difficulties recruiting for
specific positions in the past year. One third of water organisations reported they were restructuring
which would have an have influence the organisations’ future skill needs. Developing and
articulating clear career pathways for existing staff as was well as potential staff is required.



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Skills Shortages and Skills in Demand

Source: Government Skills Australia 2012 Environmental Scan, Deloitte Access Economics, Victorian Skill Needs in 2011: A summ
ary

of industry
intelligence

The prevalence of skills gaps and skill shortages in the water sector is likely to be
influenced by geographic location.


There is variation in the three sources below that report on skills shortages and/or skills in
demand


The
2012 Government Skills Australia survey
reported recruitment difficulties in the
following occupations:


Water industry trainers and assessors


Water and waste water operators


Engineers


Electricians


The
2011 Deloitte
Access Economics paper
reported the two ‘occupations in demand’
according to the Victorian Water Industry Association were:


Water distribution maintenance operators


Water technicians


In
2011 The Victorian Water Industry
advised there were no shortages but reported two
occupations as being in high demand. These were:


Water distribution maintenance operators and


Water technicians

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Hume Region

The Water Sector in Hume

What’s happening?

The Hume Strategy acknowledges the importance Hume’s water resources on a national scale. As
documented in the strategy:


The headwaters of many of Victoria’s major rivers are located in the Hume region and river
catchments contribute almost half the total inflows to the Murray
-
Darling basin;


The riverine plains of the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers provide fertile land for dairy farms,
horticulture and irrigated dry land agriculture production


Local water resources provide water for both domestic and industrial use;


Storages on the Murray, Goulburn and Mitta Rivers, including Lake Hume and the Dartmouth Dam,
have recreational and environmental value as well as economic value for Hume.


Reservoirs in the Hume region generate hydroelectricity


The Hume Strategy reports that an economic challenge for the region is to achieve water efficiencies
through renewal of water infrastructure.


Future access to water will be determined by the Murray
-
Darling Basin Plan which will shift the balance
between water for irrigation and environmental flows.(2)


Commonwealth water buy back will also influence the number of delivery shares available to customers.
(2)

Victorian Government, July 2010, The Hume Strategy for Sustainable Communities 2010
-

2020 (1)

Goulburn Murray Water, Water Plan Draft 2012, Irrigation District Customers

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Hume
-

Water Sector

Water Sector


Major projects

The $2 billion Northern Victoria Food Bowl Irrigation Modernisation project in the Goulburn
Valley aims to save water and drive industry competitiveness.


It is changing the irrigation supply system from a manually operated system to an
automated system and connecting all properties to this major channel system.


Between 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 an investment of $240 million to continue the
modernisation of the irrigation system is planned under Water Plan 3











Source: Goulburn
-
Murray Water, Water Plan Draft 2012

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Hume
-

Water Sector Employers

Goulburn
-
Murray Water, Water Plan draft, 2012 Irrigation District Customers

Main Water sector employers in Hume include:

Goulburn
-
Murray Water


Manages rural water supplies including 16 storages that harvest, store and supply water to
irrigators, the environment and urban water suppliers (2)


Is Australia’s largest water corporation


Operates Australia’s largest irrigation delivery network


From July 2012 the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP), set up in 2007, will be
integrated with Goulburn
-
Murray Water.


Manages boating and recreational activities across most of G
-
MV storages.


Staff in irrigation districts have reduced from 330 to 260 and further reductions are expected when
the modernisation of the NVIRP is completed in 2019.


Goulburn Valley Water


Manages urban water supplies


Services 54 towns via 37 water treatment plants and 26 wastewater management facilities


Employed 189 staff in the 2011/2011 financial year, the same number as the previous year.


Has proposed $167million for capital works expenditure in it Water Plan 2013
-
2018.


Planned projects include: replacement of ageing water mains, upgrading treatment plants, building
new fluoride plants and rehabilitation of filters.


$26million per year is proposed for additional water treatment plant operators and training to
comply with the Department of Health regulations on operators skills and qualifications.


Annual reports show 189 people EFT were employed in 2010/2011, the same number as the
previous year.




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Hume
-

Water Sector Employers

Source: Goulburn
-
Murray Water, Water Plan draft, 2012 Irrigation District Customers

North East Water


Manages urban water supplies and sewerage services to 37 towns


Provides water services to more than 115,000 people via 25 separate water supply systems and 34
water treatment sites across it’s region.


In 2010/2011 employed 149(full time equivalents), a small increase from the 142 FTE employed in
the 2009/2010.


Its Water Plan (2013
-
14 to 2017
-
18) includes a forecast capital investment of $75million to renew
and upgrade infrastructure



Catchment Management Authorities


Goulburn Broken CMA and North East Catchment Management Authority manage river health








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Hume
-

Water Sector Employers

Source: The Hume Strategy for Sustainable communities, 2010

The Hume Strategy for Regional Communities (Hume Strategy) includes two directions related to the
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industry under its Environment theme. The two key directions
are:


Key Direction Two: Managing our water resources sustainably and


Key Direction Four: Harnessing renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and
pursuing innovative waste management approaches.


The Hume Strategy proposes that the region ‘must become smarter in its use of water, to reflect the
limited availability of this precious resource. The identified strategies are:

2.1 A water view for the region

2.2 Water Management through innovation

2.3 Water guiding planning outcomes

2.4 Valuing ecosystem services of rivers, streams and wetlands.


The Hume strategy proposes that ‘attracting investment for renewable energy projects within the Hume
region will position it as a ‘region of excellence’ for alternative energy technologies. It also proposes that
‘opportunities for re
-
use and diversion of waste from landfill will continue to expand through initiatives
such as the conversion of organic wastes into stable and reusable organic material, advocated in Regional
Waste Management Plans. Priority strategies are:


4.1 Regional energy planning


4.2 Energy and innovation


4.3 Regional energy action


4.4 Waste management and innovation






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Employment in Electricity, Gas,

Water and Waste Services

Assistance by LGA

2006 vs. 2011 Census Data

Towong

41 (2006)

Wodonga

96 (2006)

Alpine

89 (2006)

Mansfield

18 (2006)

Hume Region Boundary

Sub
-
region Boundary

Local Government Area
(LGA) Boundary


Indigo

31 (2006)

Murrindindi

77 (2006)

Mitchell

116 (2006)

Strathbogie

20 (2006)

G Shepparton

Moira

115 (2006)

Wangaratta

73 (2006)

Benalla

53 (2006)

495 (2006)

72 (2011)

106 (2011)

28 (2011)

116 (2011)

43 (2011)

75 (2011)

31 (2011)

94(2011)

579 (2011)

171 (2011)

36 (2011)

68(2011)

Total Industry


1,224 (2006)

1,419 (2011
)

Source: ABS Census Data 2006


16%

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Employment in

Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage
Services Assistance by LGA

2006 vs. 2011 Census Data

Towong


9 (2006)

Wodonga


26 (2006)

Alpine


8 (2006)

Mansfield

6 (2006)

Hume Region Boundary

Sub
-
region Boundary

Local Government Area
(LGA) Boundary


Indigo


13 (2006)

Murrindindi


23 (2006)

Mitchell


29 (2006)

Strathbogie

11 (2006)

G Shepparton

Moira

79 (2006)

Wangaratta


21 (2006)

Benalla


7 (2006)


371 (2006)

5 (2011)


78 (2011)


7 (2011)

26 (2011)


14 (2011)


16 (2011)

6 (2011)

5 (2011)


450 (2011)


34 (2011)

18 (2011)

26 (2011)

Total Industry

Water Supply etc


603 (2006)

685 (2011
)

Source: ABS Census Data 2006


13.6%

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Employment growth Projection in Hume

(‘000 persons)

According to Monash COPS data , employment in this industry in Hume will decline between 2012
-
3 and
2017
-
18

Usage is restricted to the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and third parties undertaking work on behalf

of

Skills Victoria.

Source:
Monash Centre of Policy Studies, 2011 (Hume Employment: by ANZSCO occupation, '000 persons, 2010
-
1 to 2017
-
8)

2
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2012-3
2013-4
2014-5
2015-6
2016-7
Utilities
Employment
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Occupational Growth


Hume

(‘000 persons)

The top three occupations employed in the Utilities sector in Hume are: Stationary Plant Operators, Truck
Drivers and Engineering Professionals.

Usage is restricted to the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and third parties undertaking work on behalf

of

Skills Victoria.

Source:
Monash Centre of Policy Studies, 2011 (Hume Employment: by ANZSCO occupation, '000 persons, 2010
-
1 to 2017
-
8)

0.00
0.05
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.25
0.30
0.35
0.40
Stationary Plant Ops
Truck Drivers
Engineering Profs
Constn & Mining Labourers
Nat.l & Phy.l Sci Profs
Bdng & Eng Technicians
Elecs & Telecom Trades Wrkrs
Acc Clerks & Bookkeepers
Constn & Prod Managers
Call / Contact Centre Worker
ooo' persons

2012-3
2016-7
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Utilities Education Data


Electrical Linesworker

Wastewater or Water Plant Operator

Recycling or Rubbish Collector


Utilities Education Data

VET Enrolments Age Profile

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
15 to 19
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
55 to 59
60 to 64
2008
2011
Between 2008 and 2011 enrolments increased for all aged groups with the exception of 35
-
39 year olds.

Student enrolments are highest among 20 to 29 year olds, followed by 45
-
49 year olds.


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VET Course Level and Diversity

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Advanced
Diploma
Certificate
II
Certificate
III
Certificate
IV
Diploma
2008
2011
0%
1%
1%
2%
2%
3%
Disabled
Indigenous
CALD
2008
2011

The vast majority of students are studying
qualifications at the Certificate II and
Certificate III levels.


Enrolment in Certificate III courses more
than doubled between 2008 and 2011.


Enrolments in Certificate II courses halved
between 2008 and 2011.


Enrolments among indigenous people with
people with disabilities and people from
CALD backgrounds is low.


While the actual numbers would be low, the
number of enrolments for indigenous people
and people from CALD backgrounds doubled
between 2008 and 2011.

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Electrical Linesworker

VET Enrolments Age Profile

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

0
5
10
15
20
25
30
15 to 19
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
2008
2011
Between 2008 and 2011 enrolments increased significantly in all aged groups.

The largest number of enrolments are among people in the 20
-
24 aged group and 45
-
49 aged group.

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VET Course and Diversity

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.


In 2011 enrolments in qualifications for this
occupation were at the Certificate II and III
level.


Between 2008 and 2011 there was a five
-
fold increase in the number of people
studying ESI


Distribution. This course had
the highest enrolments


The course with the second highest
enrolments was a new Certificate III in ESI
-

Cable jointing.


Enrolments by indigenous people and people
from CALD backgrounds in low.


Enrolments by people with disabilities
dropped from 4% in 2008 to zero in 2011.

0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Certificate II in
Asset Inspection
Certificate III in
ESI - Cable
Jointing
Certificate III in
ESI -
Distribution
Certificate III in
ESI -
Distribution
(Powerline)
Certificate III in
ESI -
Transmission
2008
2011
0%
1%
1%
2%
2%
3%
3%
4%
4%
5%
Disabled
Indigenous
CALD
2008
2011
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Waste Water or Water
Plant Operator

VET Enrolments Age Profile

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

Overall course enrolments dropped sharply between 2008 and 2011.

In 2011 course enrolments are highest among the 25
-
29 year olds followed by the 45
-
49 year olds.

0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
15 to 19
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
55 to 59
60 to 64
2008
2011
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VET Courses

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

A Certificate II, III or IV in Water Operations are the qualifications offered in this field.

Approximately 80 people in the Hume region were enrolled in a Water Operations certificate in 2011.

In 2011 approximately half of all enrolments were at the Certificate II level.


0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Certificate II in
Water Industry
Operations
Certificate II in
Water
Operations
Certificate II in
Water
Resources
Management
Certificate III
in Water
Industry
Operations
Certificate III
in Water
Operations
Certificate IV
in Liquid Trade
Waste
Management
Certificate IV
in Water
Industry
Operations
Certificate IV
in Water
Operations
2008
2011
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VET Course Diversity

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

There are low numbers (2%) of people with
disabilities enrolled in water operations
certificate courses and this number fell
between 2008 and 2011.

Similarly there are few indigenous people
enrolled in courses.

In 2011 there were no people from CALD
backgrounds enrolled according to Skills
Victoria data.

0%
1%
1%
2%
2%
3%
Disabled
Indigenous
CALD
2008
2011
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Recycling or Rubbish
Collector

VET Enrolments Age Profile

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

In 2011 a total of 35 people were enrolled in a waste management qualification in Hume.

Approximately two thirds of these people were aged between 40 and 64 years old.

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
20 to 24
25 to 29
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
55 to 59
60 to 64
2008
2011
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Recycling or rubbish collector

VET Course and Diversity

Source:
Data prepared 9 March 2012, Market Analysis team, Skills Victoria.

More than 8% of people enrolled in the
Certificate III in Asset Maintenance
(Waste Management) have a disability.

A similar number have a CALD
background.

The number of indigenous people
enrolled in this course is low, less than
3 %.


0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
Certificate II in Asset
Maintenance (Waste
Management)
Certificate III in Asset
Maintenance (Waste
Management)
Grand Total
2008
2011
0%
1%
2%
3%
4%
5%
6%
7%
8%
9%
Disabled
Indigenous
CALD
2008
2011
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Future direction

What this means

E
lectricity, Gas, Water and Waster Services industry is a
small industry, employing an estimated
154,000 nationally and 31,700 in Victoria. It has experienced strong employment growth over the last
decade.


The
water sector
is the largest employing segment of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waster Services
industry and between 2007 and 2012 Victoria’s water sector experienced the highest employment growth
across all states and territories. However, many of the large water projects that have driven the jump in
employment have been completed or are nearing completion.


Water resources in Hume
are of national significance and managing these resources is a priority in the
Hume Strategy 2010
-
2020.


Under
The National Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project (NVIRP)
$240m will be invested to
continue modernising the irrigation system in the region between 2013/2014


2015/2016.


ABS Census
data shows employment in the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waster Services industry in Hume
increased by 16% between 2006 and 2011.


ABS Census
data shows employment in the Water sector increased by 13.6% between 2006 and 2011.


After years of growth
employment in the water sector in Hume is expected to decline
between
2012
-
2013 and 2017
-
18 according to Monash projections.


Enrolments
in utility
-
related courses doubled between 2008 and 2011. Course enrolments for electrical
linesworker and recycling/rubbish collectors showed the strongest enrolments.

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Data Quality and Limitations


The data challenges included:

1.
Different definitions
of industries / occupations between ABS, Industry Skills Councils and Monash.

2.
Different Time periods used by different sources

3.
Old Data
-

ABS Census is now 6 years old. 2011 ABS Census data has been used where available.

4.
Lack of HUME region industry data
particularly for industries where employers are predominantly
private sector (e.g. Retail, manufacturing and Transport and Logistics)

5.
Lack of regional Skills Shortage Data


DEEWR lists are at the State level

6.
Changes
in name and level of VET qualifications (training packages)

7.
Poor sourcing of data


The data source and date were unclear for some data sources.

Limitation of Liability

This Labour Market Snapshot has been compiled using data which, to the best of Workforce Planning
Australia’s knowledge, was current and correct at the time of printing.

WPA gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information contained herein nor its applicability to any
specific circumstances. It is intended as a guide only and Workforce Planning Australia will not be liable to
any person as a result of any actual or perceived inaccuracy contained in this report.





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