Competency Framework


Building a Framework for Water Industry Competence 

Water New Zealand is developing a competency framework for use by the water industry.

We started with drinking water and are continuing development to set out the things that water/wastewater operators and reticulation service people need to know and what they need to be able to do.

The water industry can use this framework in any way that is beneficial, including:

  • assessing levels of staff training,
  • developing training programmes,
  • determining the knowledge and skills required by a workforce, or
  • other matters related to staff competence.

Find out more about the Water New Zealand Competence Framework here.   


*The framework is still in development and we are interested in your feedback as we develop it further.

If you have any questions, queries or comments, please contact Jim Graham at Water New Zealand
E: jim.graham@waternz.org.nz