Water catchments and systems are a vital resource that need to be preserved and managed for the long-term to support the interests of all Australians.

For farmers and irrigators, skills to navigate water markets can help improve farm productivity, provide greater choice and flexibility in business decision-making, and help inform risk management.

Over the past 12 months, industry experts with experience in the water trading sector have participated in a project to develop national VET skills standards for water allocations and entitlements.

Three units and two skills sets have been created to capture the practical skills required to trade water and understand the intricacies of Australia’s complex trading market.

This will support the next generation of farmers and others with water entitlements to effectively navigate Australia’s various water markets.

The new units and skill sets are now published on the national training register (training.gov.au).

Skills Impact is a not-for-profit, industry-owned organisation that works across Australia to benchmark learning and skills standards for industry.

For more information visit www.skillsimpact.com.au.