Water Operations Professionals
Water Operations Professionals Forms
What is Water Operations Professionals (WOP)?
WOP is a WIOG initiative with the support of Water NZ and WSMG and administered by Water Industry Training.
At present registration is voluntary, but to ensure competency levels are maintained in future the aim is that registration will be required.
The majority of people working in our industry are passionate about the crucial service they provide to their communities. To become qualified, operators need to have achieved a level of success they should be proud of.
Registration encourages them to take the next step in becoming a true professional, and demonstrate their ongoing commitment to best practice in our industries.
Employers can be confident they have a pool of:
- Registered operators that have met qualification standards
- Registered operators continuing to meet standards through ongoing education.
Employees will gain:
- Greater recognition of skills and experience by their current employer
- Recognition as a professional working in an essential area of Public Health.
- NZQA Qualification
- Portfolio of evidence
- Application form
- Employment/work history
- Current employment
- Years in industry (minimum of three years required)
- Referees or references
To become registered, operators must have at least one of the following qualifications:
- National Certificate in Water Treatment (Site Operator) (Level 4)
- National Certificate in Wastewater Treatment (Site Operator) (Level 4)
- National Diploma in Drinking Water - Water Treatment (Site Technician) (Level 5)
- National Diploma in Wastewater Treatment (Site Technician) (Level 5)
- National Certificate in Water Reticulation (Serviceperson) (Level 3)
- National Certificate in Water Reticulation (Supervisor) (Level 4).
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
There are many different types of training that can be recognised as CEU. For example:
- In house training by approved trainers, i.e. confined space entry
- Approved handling certificate for chlorine, etc
- Workshop content approved by the registration committee
- Conference content approved by the registration committee
- Presenting at workshops/conferences
- Refresher courses
- NZQA unit standards
The Registration Committee’s main focus is to approve programmes and assign CEU values. Training providers, suppliers and conference organisers will be encouraged to submit details of programmes that may be awarded as CEU.
Upon payment of a registration fee applicants will be added to the registration database and issued with a registration card and certificate
The registration fee is $100 for two years.
How to apply
Please download and fill out the Registration form to apply.
Please contact us on 0800 WATER IT (0800 928 374) for more information or see www.wiog.org.nz.