Water Industry Training

NZQA Unit Standards 17871, 19205, 30008


$350 + GST per person
per unit standard


8 hours (1 day)


To equip people with the skills and knowledge that will help open career pathways in the water industry

Course Overview

The local water industry is a fast-growing infrastructure area that needs a lot of manpower. Workers in the water industry are up for a dynamic and rewarding career because there are so many aspects to the industry that needs further navigation.

Industry challenges such as climate change and the need to fill the gaps in employment need to be addressed through training and development.

CC Training Academy offers trainees three options under the water industry as specified below:

  • Describe safe practices when working with hazards in water and wastewater treatment plants (NZQA Unit Standard 17871)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pathogens, diseases, and their control in water services reticulation (NZQA Unit Standard 19205)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pathogens, diseases, and their control in water treatment (NZQA Unit Standard 30008)

Each unit standard is offered as an individual course with separate fees and separate learning objectives and outcomes.

Who Should Attend

Those interested to work in the water industry or those who need to advance their skills in the water treatment, waste water, and pipeline construction and maintenance sectors.

Topics Covered

By the end of the course, participants should be able to describe organisational safe practice requirements and health and safety legislation in relation to water and wastewater treatment plants, demonstrate knowledge of hazards relevant to water and wastewater treatment processes, demonstrate knowledge of personal health risks, hygiene procedures, and preventive practices for people working in water and wastewater treatment plants, and describe the actions required in the event of a hazardous situation in water and wastewater treatment plants.

People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: pathogens and water-borne diseases; the use of testing for indicator organisms for water quality monitoring; and risk management in relation to transmission of water borne disease in water treatment or due to maintenance and construction of water services reticulation.

Legislation relevant to this course includes the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and subsequent amendments.

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