Training & Dates

Dates and venues for 2018 are still to be confirmed.

Send us an email to express your interest and get first access to places when available.

Or call to discuss what is involved in hosting a training at your site. Onsite training is the cheapest for you and offers the hands-on components on the plant your operators will ultimately be using.

Courses likely to be offered include:

Reverse Osmosis Specialist (Level 1)
(Online OR Classroom & Hands-on, 3 days)

This seminar provides the basic knowledge and proficiencies required to work with any reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant. This includes:

  • Overviews of industries in which RO is used
  • What the typical process flows are in different industries
  • The subsystems of an RO water treatment plant, like air, water and power
  • The equipment used, such as tools, valves, instruments, pumps, etc.
  • Overviews of RO, RO units and pre-treatment

Operation, Control and Maintenance of Membrane Filtration Units
(Hands-on, 3 days)

These hands-on days develop the practical skills needed to maintain and monitor your UF/MF unit, identifying potential problems early. Successful pre-treatment is essential for ensuring the best results from your RO plant, extending the life of membrane elements and reducing ongoing maintenance costs.


Reverse Osmosis 301
(Classroom, 1 day)

Never before offered in Australia this one day seminar is the first in the Advanced RO Specialist Training offered by David H Paul. Ideal for anyone wanting to improve their troubleshooting skills and take their understanding from Intermediate to Advanced. Benefit from the combined experience of the DHPaul Trainers (50+ years), who have trained and consulted at hundreds of different locations. Reverse Osmosis 301 can be done on its own but is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Troubleshooting hands-on days.

Advanced Troubleshooting of RO Systems
(Hands-on, 3 days)

Involves hands-on practice and skill formation using a commissioned desal plant and follows the Reverse Osmosis 301 classroom day. This training focuses on advanced troubleshooting for the more experienced operator and technician. Based around ‘What if?’ questions generated from years of training and operator experience there will also be time to address the specific needs of training attendees. Completing these hands-on days qualifies successful participants to become accredited as Reverse Osmosis Specialists (Level 3), assuming all pre-requisutes for accreditation have been met.
(NOTE: ROS301 is a pre-requisite. It is not a requirement to complete Level 2 training before completing Level 3.)

Reverse Osmosis Specialist – Level 2
(Classroom and Hands-on, 4 days)

Offers practical application and skill formation using a commissioned desal plant and includes the Reverse Osmosis 101 classroom day. Completing these hands-on days qualifies successful participants to become accredited as DHP Reverse Osmosis Specialists (Level 2), assuming all pre-requisites for accreditation have been met.
(NOTE: ROS101 (Day 1) can be taken as a stand-alone.)


Interpreting Water Analyses
(Classroom, 1 day)

Advanced and expert level understanding of water treatment theory, monitoring and troubleshooting requires an excellent knowledge of water treatment chemistry and biology. However, many water treatment professionals have not had much formal training on water treatment chemistry and biology, which is what this seminar aims to address. This advanced level course provides the knowledge needed to understand a complete water analysis report and many of the common water treatment problems and issues faced.


Water and Wastewater Minimisation Technologies (Classroom, 1 day)

This advanced seminar covers the existing and emerging membrane technologies that can be used for water and wastewater minimisation, up to and including Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). This one day seminar is ideal for anyone needing a better understanding of current and emerging membrane technologies. The focus is on minimising long-term costs associated with water use and water treatment, wastewater discharge, wastewater treatment and compliance with environmental regulations. An essential seminar for managers, supervisors, procurement specialists, design engineers, university students and academic staff.


RO Water Treatment Chemistry
(Classroom, 1 day)

Advanced and expert level understanding of RO water treatment chemistry. Many water treatment professionals have not had much formal training on water treatment chemistry, which is what this seminar will address, through DHPaul’s signature blend of theory and practical application.
An advanced level course that will provide you with the knowledge needed to understand all the chemistry involved in RO Water Treatment, including pre-treatment and post-treatment, and is applicable to all RO applications including, drinking water, power generation, waste water and sea water.
This seminar will include an honest comparison of generic and proprietary blended products.


Reducing the Cost of RO Water Treatment
(Classroom, 3 days)

The purpose of this seminar is to provide attendees with the tools and techniques needed to identify cost-reducing opportunities at their plants. What is taught is grounded on DHPaul’s instructor-consultants’ combined experience in hundreds of water treatment plants worldwide. The seminar essentially teaches DHP’s consulting methodology for cost reduction, which can be applied successfully to the smallest plants through to the largest municiple plants.

Reverse Osmosis Specialist Level 3

Combine Reverse Osmosis 301 (1 day) and Advanced Troubleshooting of RO Systems (3 days) into one comprehensive package to complete the DHPaul Reverse Osmosis Specialist (Level 3) Training.

UF/MF Membrane Short Course – Dr Graeme Pearce (UK)
(Classroom, 2 days)

AMS Training & Solutions has joined with Membrane Consultancy Associates to provide a comprehensive assessed workshop in membrane filtration technology for water and wastewater treatment. The seminar is organized in two independent but sequential modules, each of which takes place over 2 days, to offer training at an Intermediate and Advanced level. Each module of the course has a standard syllabus with detailed content annually updated to ensure it reflects the latest developments.