Wastewater leaders join forces with TAFE Queensland

Taylex Business Development Manager and General Manager Dean Eyres and Steve Tedmanson with TAFE Queensland teacher and campus Business Manager James Duignan and Andrew Hocking

Leaders in wastewater treatment systems, Taylex, was the first company to manufacture Home Sewage Treatment systems in Australia. It continues to be a leader in their field. Taylex’s ground-breaking Advanced Secondary Wastewater Treatment System is an innovative treatment system for household use. It is Australia’s most popular system. 

TAFE Queensland is training the vast majority of Queensland’s apprentice plumbers in Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32420). It is an ideal partner for Taylex to assist the next generation of plumbers in understanding this important technology. 

Given this, Taylex has begun providing training materials around wastewater to TAFE Queensland campuses. The idea is to have students use them in relevant drainage units within plumbing qualifications. So far, four campuses around the Greater Brisbane area have received the resources, with the latest being TAFE Queensland’s Alexandra Hills campus.

Taylex said it plans to continue distribution to all relevant TAFE Queensland campuses across the state. It also said it formed a valuable partnership with TAFE Queensland. The goal is to advance the industry and provide comprehensive education to aspiring plumbers in the specialist area of wastewater. 

“As leaders in wastewater, we recognise the significance of this collaboration in driving the growth of the wastewater sector and equipping future plumbers with the necessary knowledge and skills.” 

“We’re thrilled to partner with the esteemed leaders in trade training, TAFE Queensland, to educate and empower the next wave of plumbers and wastewater specialists.” 

Taylex keen to train next generation of wastewater operators at TAFE

Taylex General Manager Steve Tedmanson was on site to hand over the training materials. He also provided students with a training session at TAFE Queensland Alexandra Hills and said it was a valuable exchange for all involved. 

“It was an honour to visit TAFE Queensland Alexandra Hills, engaging with talented plumbers and sharing our wastewater expertise,” Mr Tedmanson said. 

“At Taylex, we lead the industry, setting standards for solutions. Collaborating with TAFE Queensland extends our reach, benefiting students, current trade personnel, and the industry. Together, we shape the future of sustainable wastewater management.” 

“Our partnership with TAFE Queensland has allowed us to highlight the significant role wastewater plays and the extensive work involved in our treatment systems. We take pride in delivering exceptional results, and breaking down the treatment process helps showcase our expertise and innovation,” he said. 

Business Manager of TAFE Queensland Alexandra Hills campus Andrew Hocking was also at the training tool handover. He said it was great to see an industry leader giving back to the training for local apprentices. 

“At TAFE Queensland, we are always partnering with members of industry to stay ahead of industry trends. To have Taylex come to us and ask to support us in that way is fantastic,” Mr Hocking said. 

“Watching Steve engage with the apprentices today, and the interest they were showing was a clear indicator to me of how valuable and important this piece of equipment is for TAFE Queensland.” 

“With these units now installed at the Alexandra Hills and Ashmore campuses, we cover the Greater Brisbane area. Soon more units will be installed at the Eagle Farm and Acacia Ridge campuses. It would be great to start getting these resources spread to our other regions across the state. Taylex is looking to do already,” he said. 

Plumbing teacher at TAFE Queensland Alexandra Hills James Duignan was a key part of the partnership between Taylex and TAFE Queensland. Duignan was happy to help Taylex connect with apprentices and facilitate learning around this new technology. 

For more information, visit https://taylex.com.au/ and https://tafeqld.edu.au/

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