WATER Management

Available Pathways

Our Management qualifications are for those who are involved in a wide range of work including land surveys, mapping, site investigations, resource management, assessing environmental impacts and analysing survey data.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
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Diploma in Engineering Practice
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INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES
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SITE SUPERVISION
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PROJECTS
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CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (CONTRACT MANAGEMENT)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 46 Credits
  • 3-6 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2618

This qualification has replaced the National Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Contract Management) Level 5 (NZQA Ref: 1653).

New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Contract Management)

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

Carrying out contract estimating, tendering and other contractual procedures:

  • Safety and quality assurance
  • Recommending a bid/no bid decision for an infrastructure works contract
  • Performing estimating for an infrastructure works contract
  • Preparing and submitting a tender
  • Completing the requirements for a preferred infrastructure works contract tender

Interpreting and managing infrastructure works contracts:

  • Understanding the types of contracts used for infrastructure works
  • Interpreting the components of contract documents and identifying the information required to deliver on a contract
  • Understanding relationship management pertaining to the contract
  • Applying knowledge of bid methodology and cost structures to contract planning
  • Developing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the contract (including schedules, financials, KPIs, risk monitoring, engaging in box meetings)
  • Negotiating and managing a subcontractor agreement
  • Communicating with clients on contract management matters
  • Producing close out documentation

DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING PRACTISE

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 6
  • 120 Credits
  • 30 Months

Strands: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

This qualification puts the theory learnt through completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (NZDE) into practice, allowing graduates to gain on-job experience in engineering.

The candidate could be working in one of the following areas (not limited to): engineering consultancy, maintenance or asset management, design, manufacturing, installation, production engineering, technical sales and customer service, draughting services, construction or contracting.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Comprehend and apply detailed knowledge underpinning good practice as an engineering technician
  • Comprehend and apply detailed knowledge underpinning good practice as an engineering technician that is specific to the jurisdiction in which he/she practices
  • Be responsible for making decisions on part or all of one or more or more well-defined engineering activities
  • Manage part or all of one or more well-defined engineering activities in accordance with good engineering management practice
  • Communicate clearly with others in the course of his/her well-defined engineering activities
  • Maintain the currency of engineering knowledge and skills
  • Exercise sound engineering judgement
  • Conduct engineering activities to an ethical standard at least equivalent to the relevant code of ethical conduct
  • Recognise the reasonably foreseeable social, cultural and environmental effects of well-defined engineering activities generally

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Civil Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems

Electrical Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems

Mechanical Engineering:

  • Identify, state and analyse well-defined engineering problems in accordance with good practice for engineering
  • Design or develop solutions to well-defined engineering problems by applying accepted procedures and methodologies
  • Identify risk and apply risk management techniques to well-defined engineering problems

INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 6
  • 140 Credits

This qualification is suitable for people employed in organisations who manage infrastructure.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Apply the essential components of good asset management practice in the infrastructure sector.
  • Prepare, implement and review an infrastructure asset management plan for an organisation
  • Develop an infrastructure risk management plan for an organisation
  • Develop the asset lifecycle management plan for an organisation
  • Complete an optimisation process to enhance outcomes for an infrastructure project in an organisation

INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 6
  • 80 Credits
  • 12-18 Months

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Procurement planning
  • Preparing RFx documents
  • Conducting procurement processes
  • Evaluating tenders
  • Applying legal and ethical standards to tendering processes

Formerly known as the CPP or Qualified Evaluator Certificate needed for NZ Transport Agency projects, this qualification now applies across all infrastructure including:

  • Energy (power, oil, gas generation, transmission and distribution)
  • Public works (construction and maintenance of housing, hospitals, schools, prisons and recreational facilities)
  • Parks and reserves
  • Civil engineering and design
  • Water, stormwater and wastewater
  • Telecommunications
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Recycling and waste management
  • Transportation (road, railways, air transport, harbours and public transport
  • And many more…

Projects

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (PROJECTS)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 95 Credits
  • TBA
  • NZQA Ref: 2619

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Effectively scoping, estimating, planning, managing, and leading the successful delivery of infrastructure works projects
  • Implementing and inspecting quality, and health, safety, and environmental procedures

SITE SUPERVISION

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (SITE SUPERVISION)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 85 Credits
  • TBA

This qualification will replace the National Certificate in Infrastructure Works Supervision with optional strands in Asphalt Surfacing, Chipseal Surfacing, Civil Works and Utilities, Road Works, Water, and Wastewater (Level 4) and will be available later in 2017.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Supervising the implementation of health, safety and environment procedures on an infrastructure works site
  • Leading a team, and planning, coordinating and monitoring work and resources required for infrastructure works
  • Executing contract requirements
  • Implementing quality assurance and industry best practice