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Graduate and undergraduate program

The current program is underway, so we are not taking applications at this time.

Westernport Water’s graduate program provides various opportunities for developing recently graduated and summer students to become the future water professionals.

Water industry traineeship

The current program is underway, so we are not taking applications at this time.

A water industry traineeship is a great way to start a career in the water industry.

If you’re determined to enter a career that will offer you a chance to make a positive contribution to your community, and the ability to get outdoors and keep fit, you should consider this traineeship.

This traineeship is in Water Operations, covering areas such as Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Field Maintenance and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).

It runs for a 2 year period and includes both on the job training and as formal education leading to a Certificate II in Water Operations.

All expenses associated with the further education will be paid by Westernport Water in addition to a trainee salary.

A mentor will be assigned to the trainee to support his/her introduction to the work and the ongoing learning process over the 2 years.

For enquiries, email

To apply please send your cover letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria to alternatively you can drop by our Newhaven office for paper applications.



VCAL placements

Westernport Water supports VCAL placements for year 12 students.

For enquiries, email

Aswin Raveendran – Graduate Engineer

My experience at Westernport Water has been phenomenal. The ideal balance of on-site and office based tasks continue to keep the job interesting and fresh every day. I have been given the opportunity not only to consolidate the engineering knowledge gained from my university degree with practical experience, but also have a well-rounded appreciation for the entire organisation and the integral role that it plays within the community.

Lucas Monacella

Lucas Monacella – Undergraduate Engineer (vacation)

My time at Westernport Water has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. I am truly thankful for the opportunities provided as the vacation undergraduate engineer, as it has allowed myself to put into practice the theory and skills that I have learnt through my studies at university within a real world setting. Furthermore, the chance to work in the field and with professionals has provided me with invaluable experience that cannot be obtained within a university setting. Hence, this experience has given me a great deal of knowledge that will set myself up to become a better professional engineer in future.

Tom - Scholarship Recipient

Tom Lancaster – Scholarship participant

I am extremely grateful for this opportunity provided to me by Westernport Water. I can’t appreciate enough their ongoing support throughout every year of my degree, in both the study and work phases of the scholarship. It has allowed me to purely focus my time and energy on completing my degree during the year, whilst gaining relevant work experience over each summer period. Spending time in the field and working on real projects provides me with practical experience that is difficult to gain through University alone. The scholarship has already provided me with amazing industry contacts and I have a year of guaranteed employment to look forward to when I graduate.