Training


Dissolution of the NZWETA Joint Venture

The NZWETA Joint Venture was dissolved on the 31 March 2016. Details on the Dissolution of the NZWETA Joint Venture can be provided by Water New Zealand CEO John Pfahlert.

Training Industry Partners

Connexis is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for New Zealand's infrastructure industries, offering national qualifications, which include water treatment, wastewater treatment and water reticulation.
We work with industry to provide nationally recognised qualifications to build a skilled and productive infrastructure workforce. Qualifications are achieved through a mixture of on the job training and attending courses. The training programmes offer growth and development, along with recognition of skills, for a structured career pathway. We aim to ensure great foundations for New Zealand with qualifications that count, training that works and service that's superior. Whether you're an employer looking to upskill your staff, or are working in the industry and want to gain recognition of your skills, we can help. Talk to us today to find out more.

13 September 2016 – Connexis Water Qualifications Update


PWEA offers a number of courses relevant to the water industry.

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The IPENZ Centre for Professional Development is a hub of information for engineering professionals looking to develop their skills, gear up their technical knowledge, attend networking events, join a professional group or society. The engineering calendar features a wide range of technical and essential skills courses that are relevant to engineering professionals, as well as free events, IPENZ branch meetings, and industry conferences covering the full spectrum of engineering disciplines and professions. All IPENZ courses offered on the public calendar may be tailored to meet employer or group requirements, addressing the various needs of staff at different stages of their careers. The target audiences are not only engineers but also all those professionals who support their work or are involved with engineering issues and projects.

See the IPENZ engineering calendar


The Opus Environmental Training Centre are specialists in Water, Wastewater and Resource Management training and offer a number of courses relevant to the industry.

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Water Leadership Institute - Learning and Networking - Leadership for Life

The Water Leadership Institute program is aimed at educating, training, and providing opportunities that enable developing and emerging leaders to build strong lasting relationships within the water industry. This intensive program allows participants the opportunity to engage in management training, and leadership development through a blended learning approach that includes the examination of complex challenges facing the water and wastewater industries and networking with public and private sector practitioners. Participants will build skills and knowledge needed to effect change within their organisations. Participation in this program is determined by a competitive application process. For more information, contact WEFStaff Renee Kayal .


Imperial College PHD Scholarships Schemes

The Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students.The PhD scholarships scheme was launched to fund the best young researchers from anywhere in the world to carry out their PhD at Imperial. These are fully funded awards and there are 50 currently available via the following link to the UK Science and Innovation Network: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/phdscholarshipscheme