Water Industry Professionals Association 

The Water Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) provides a continuing professional development and registration programme for water industry professionals. 

Water industry professionals, employed in water/wastewater industry may enrol in the WIPA programme. This provides access to WIPA approved courses that enrolees can attend to gain CPD credits that contribute towards registration. Once all of the criteria are met enrolees can apply to become a “Registered Water Industry Professional”.

Course providers can have relevant courses listed on the website for enrolees to attend and gain WIPA CPD credits.

Find out more here. 

Critical Control Points in Water Supplies

Water New Zealand has teamed up with The Questioning Engineer to bring you the Critical Control Points in Water Supplies course. Water New Zealand members can use their membership number* to receive enrollment for $89 (incl GST).

Do you know what the critical control points are in your water supply? Do you know what critical limits work for your system? (Hint: "typical" critical limits don't apply to every system!)

Use Critical Control Points to feel confident you are always supplying safe water.

We know how, and we're ready to share.

Join us for Critical Control Points in Water Supplies (CO05 CCP)

NZD289 (GST inclusive)

Practical course designed and delivered by expert water industry professionals.

We start with understanding:

  • where did CCPs come from?
  • what are CCPs?
  • why are CCPs important?

Based on our international experience, we cover CCPs in water supplies by showing you:

  • how to identify your CCPs
  • what to do if you don't have any CCPs
  • what information to collate for process control

Course delivery: online at your own pace
Course length: 2 hours
Instructor: Carly Price

Find out more and enroll here.

*to find your membership number log in to the Water New Zealand using the email address your membership is linked to and click on your dashboard. Your membership number will be displayed under "My Membership". If you have any trouble logging in please contact

Training 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.

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.

NEW : New Zealand Apprenticeship in Water Treatment

Being launched early April 2018, this apprenticeship offers an NZQA Level 4 qualification in Water Treatment, with strands in Drinking-Water Multistage Processes and Wastewater Multistage Processes.

See the attached flyer, or contact Connexis for further information.


A mentor provides ongoing support to the trainee. A mentor shares wisdom, knowledge and support to help keep the trainee on track with their learning. To find out more, see the attached flyer or contact Connexis.

NEW : Infrastructure Workforce Jobsite

Connexis, the industry training organisation which supports the water sector, have recently launched a jobsite for both job seekers searching for new roles or opportunities, and employers looking for staff.

The jobsite offers opportunities across the Water, Civil, Telco and Energy sectors. Click here to be redirected to the site.

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

Visit their webpage for more information.

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

Visit their webpage for more information.