Opus Water and Environmental Sampling


Correct sampling practices are essential to many businesses. The Opus Environmental Training Centre has developed a Sampling course to teach the principles and practices behind taking and transporting representative samples for testing. This course introduces water quality, environmental, and wastewater compliance monitoring with an option to achieve NZQA unit standards. The course includes practical assessment and verification of competency.

The course is designed for laboratory technicians, council and private personnel involved in sampling, permitting, monitoring and compliance activities, water and wastewater operations, health protection officials and water transportation.

Course Content Includes:

  • Introduction to the importance of sampling
  • Requirements of the Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand
  • Introduction to characteristics of environmental and wastewater
  • Practical, on-site testing will be demonstrated and discussed
  • Sampling practices to avoid contamination
  • Sample labelling, handling, storage and transportation
  • Record keeping
  • Typical sampling programs

Course Fee

$485 + GST per person.


This is a one day course starting 8.30am and finishing approximately 4.00pm

We have courses available in Auckland, Christchurch and Palmerston North. Click here to see upcoming dates or to register.