Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Applications for our January 2017 intake are NOW CLOSED.

At SA Water we offer apprenticeships in:

  • Electrical.
  • Mechanical engineering (fitter & turner).
  • Fabrication engineering (welder/boilermaker).

Apprenticeships may be located throughout South Australia.

How do apprenticeships work?

Apprenticeships combine practical work with structured off-job training. They give you a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship program includes:

  • Paid employment for the duration of the apprenticeship.
  • A four-year contract of training approved by the Training and Skills Commission.
  • A training program delivered by a registered training organisation (e.g. TAFE).
  • Relevant costs associated with off-job training paid by SA Water.

Who can apply?

There are no restrictions on an applicant's age regarding an apprenticeship with SA Water. A current driver's licence is required.

How do I apply?

You can apply via our vacancies page. Please note, applications are closed for our 2017 intake.

What sort of work will I do?

The type of work you'll do as an SA Water apprentice depends on the type of apprenticeship you have.

Electrical Apprenticeships

As an electrical apprentice, you will:

  • Build switchboards and other control systems for pumps, valves and tanks.
  • Trench and lay power cables.
  • Find faults and repair various SA Water assets.
  • Work with ultrasonic and telemetry equipment.
  • Maintain the supply of power to SA Water assets.

At TAFE you will undertake a Certificate III in ElectroTechnology. You will learn to:

  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrical components.
  • Lay and connect cabling.
  • Assemble and set up wired and wireless systems.
  • Assemble electronic apparatus.

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeships (Fitter & Turner)

As a mechanical engineering apprentice, you will:

  • Use a range of tools and equipment, such as centre lathes, welders, guillotines, grinders and machine centres.
  • Produce, fit and assemble parts.
  • Produce sub-assemblies and components.
  • Set up and adjust metal-working equipment and raw materials.

At TAFE you will undertake a Certificate III in Engineering Trades (Mechanical). You will learn to:

  • Perform general machining.
  • Use power tools and hand-held operations.
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding.
  • Interpret technical drawings.

Fabrication Engineering Apprenticeships

As a fabrication engineering apprentice, you will:

  • Perform welding tasks, including oxy-acetylene and arc welding.
  • Manufacture and install various SA Water assets, like pipes, solar panels, ladders and security frames.
  • Maintain major assets, such as water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Repair pipework.

At TAFE you will undertake a Certificate III in Engineering Trades (fabrication). You will learn to:

  • Carry out manual arc welding procedures.
  • Perform manual heating and cutting.
  • Carry out mechanical cutting.
  • Interpret technical drawings.

  • Major faults

  • Resolved

  • Soutchak St
  • Fairview Park
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water On
  • 18/12/2017 10:47 AM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Fairview Park. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06151091.
  • See all major faults

  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Port Rd
  • Woodville
  • 18/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 20/12/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 20/12/2017 02:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Woodville. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.


  • See all scheduled works