How to become a Water Services Officer

Water services officers are responsible for planning, controlling and delivering water for purposes such as irrigation, commercial, stock and domestic usage.

Personal requirements of a Water Services Officer

  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • able to work independently
  • good communication skills
  • comfortable working with computers
  • commitment to occupational health and safety
  • a current drivers licence.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 5.5%

NSW 36%

NT 3.4%

QLD 16.9%

SA 5.4%

TAS 3.8%

VIC 19%

WA 10.1%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 58.1%

Female 41.9%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 11%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 14.8%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 15.4%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 7.3%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 26.7%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 24.7%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 26.3%

Above 35 years: 78.8%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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