Treatment

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WATER TREATMENT (CERTIFICATE)
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WATER TREATMENT (DIPLOMA)
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT (CERTIFICATE)
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT (DIPLOMA)
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WATER TREATMENT (CERTIFICATE)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN WATER TREATMENT (DRINKING-WATER/WASTEWATER) (LEVEL 3)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN WATER TREATMENT WITH STRANDS IN DRINKING-WATER, WASTEWATER, DRINKING-WATER MULTISTAGE PROCESSES, AND WASTEWATER MULTISTAGE PROCESSES

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3 & Level 4
  • 134 Credits
  • 24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2241 and 2242

This qualification is expiring and will be replaced mid 2018.

This qualification is aimed at contractors and site operators working under supervision with local government or industrial water supply systems.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Knowledge of legislation and agencies relevant to drinking-water supply
  • Basic, relevant maths and science theory
  • Operation of water treatment plants
  • Water sources and pre-treatment
  • Fundamental treatment processes
  • Process control and monitoring
  • Coagulation and flocculation
  • Separation and filtration
  • Alkalinity and pH control
  • Taste and odour control theory
  • Sampling theory and practice
  • Waste management of water treatment by-products
  • Drinking water legislation and standards

WATER TREATMENT (DIPLOMA)

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN WATER TREATMENT WITH STRANDS IN DRINKING-WATER STRAND, AND WASTEWATER STRAND

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN DRINKING-WATER ASSESSMENT (LEVEL 5)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 134 Credits
  • 24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2245 and 2244

This qualification is expiring and will be replaced in mid 2018.

Strands: Drinking Water, Water Treatment

This is the highest nationally recognised qualification available for people working with local Government or industrial water supply systems. It is ideal for current and aspiring supervisors and managers.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Impacts of hygiene on public health
  • Communication and management skills
  • Quality management
  • Legal obligations
  • Water catchment characteristics
  • Managing critical points in the water treatment process
  • Public risk health management plans
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Process control and plant optimisation
  • Coagulation
  • Flocculation
  • Management of reticulation systems
  • Corrosion control

Plus the skills in the following strands:
Drinking water: This strand recognises the knowledge and skills essential for competence as a Ministry of Health approved drinking-water assessor. It is ideal for engineers and other people working in water supply.

Water Treatment: This strand strand covers site-specific knowledge and skills for water treatment plant supervisors and managers.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT (CERTIFICATE)

THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT (LEVEL 4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 134 Credits
  • 24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 0879

This qualification is expiring and will be replaced in 2018.

This qualification is aimed site operators working under supervision with local government or industrial wastewater systems.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Health and safety
  • Impacts of hygiene on the environment and public health
  • Basic relevant maths and science theory
  • Process control
  • Operation and monitoring of wastewater treatment and pumping systems
  • Sampling and testing of wastewater
  • Sludge digestion and activated sludge
  • Oxidation ponds and aerated lagoons
  • Fixed growth reactors
  • Process control
  • Bio-solid and waste management

WASTEWATER TREATMENT (DIPLOMA)

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT (LEVEL 5)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 5
  • 131 Credits
  • 24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 0966

This qualification is expiring and will be replaced in mid 2018.

This qualification is for supervisors or people in sole charge positions in wastewater treatment plants.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Health and safety
  • Communication and management skills
  • Quality management
  • Legal obligations
  • Report writing
  • Assessing a wastewater treatment plant for optimal output
  • Determining the effect of effluent discharge on the environment
  • Process control and management of critical points
  • Management of waste water and reticulation systems
  • Managing sedimentation and floatation
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Oxidation ponds and aerated lagoons
  • Activated sludge
  • Fixed growth reactors
  • Solid waste processes