WIPA enrolees can particpate in a number of courses related to their specialty/interests to earn WIPA credits.

You can click on the course title below to find out more information about it. If you are interested in doing the course, you need to contact the course provider to find out when and how the course is offered. You then make arrangements with the course provider to attend the course. When you have completed the course, you need to download the WIPA CPD course credits form and email it to info@wipa.co.nz to have your course credits recorded. 

Drinking Water Courses

Principles and Trends in Water Treatment

Developed for those working in the water treatment field and covers the fundamentals of water treatment sciences and processes.

Duration: 28 hours

WIPA Credits: 7

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding

PE/ABS/PP/PVC injection/extrusion welding operations for fittings, tanks, linings and structures
used in water and wastewater applications

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

The 6 Principles of Drinking Water Safety in Practice: The Expert Guide to Managing Water Supplies

Each of the 6 principles is explained in ways that show what it looks like on the ground.

Duration: 6 hours

WIPA Credits: 4.5 hours

Provider: The Questioning Engineer Ltd

Prevention of concrete corrosion in water and wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds

Covers the effects of concrete degradation and
reinforcing steel in wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds.

Duration: 1 hour

WIPA Credits: 0.5

Provider: Altex Coatings

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion

PE pipe electrofusion operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 2 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Introduction to Water Safety Planning

Interactive learning about water safety plans for anyone who has to work with one.

Duration: 0.5 hours

WIPA Credits: 0.4

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection

PE pipe electrofusion and buttwelding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation

PVC pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications. 

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider:  LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Drinking Water 101 - Digital Badge

The Drinking 101 – digital badge is a fully online course designed to assist you with a basic understanding of drinking water and all the people and processes involved prior to it reaching your tap.

Duration: 4 weeks

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider:  Water New Zealand 

Testing for Coliforms and E.Coli

This course provides an overview of the testing methods used for coliform and E.coli detection in water, as well as general microbiology principles to ensure accurate results.

Duration: 3.75 hrs

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider:  IDEXX

Small Drinking Water Supplies

This course provides skills needed to evaluate the performance of existing water supplies and to determine treatment options for new and existing water supplies and to prepare a Water Safety Plan for water supplies.

Duration: 16 hrs

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider:  NZ Milking & Pumping Trade Association (MPTA)

Backflow Prevention

Aimed at people who are working on the inspection and testing of backflow devices.

Duration: 24 hours

WIPA Credits: 24

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

IQP Backflow Refresher Course

A structured course to provide you with the latest information needed to maintain your Backflow IQP status with your Territorial Authority or Network Utility Operator. 

Duration: 4 hours

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: Trade Lab

IQP Backflow Course

The course is intended for those who wants to register with Councils to become IQP certified in backflow prevention but not limited to this.

Duration:  2 full days plus 8 hours self directed learning

WIPA Credits: 12 or 4 (see details on the next page)

Provider: North shore trade tech group ltd

Polytec PE Pipe Design & Installation

PE pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications.

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding

PE pipe welding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Critical Control Points in Water Supplies

Practical course designed and delivered by expert water industry professionals.

Duration: 2 hours

WIPA Credits: 1.5

Provider:  The Questioning Engineer Ltd

Corrosion protection of steel assets using coating systems in water and wastewater treatment plants

Covers the effects of concrete degradation and
reinforcing steel in wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds.

Duration: 1 hours

WIPA Credits: 0.5

Provider: Altex Coatings

Introduction to Chlorination

Interactive learning for anyone having to use chlorine to ensure safe municipal water supplies water and wastewater applications.

Duration: 0.5 hours

WIPA Credits: 0.4

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Polyethylene Pipe Welding

Recognises the importance of good installation practices and site work in achieving a successful and durable pipeline installation.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 6

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Sampling and Testing for Drinking Water

This Sampling course focuses on potable water quality and compliance monitoring with an option to achieve a NZQA unit standard.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits:

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Water Network Training

This course is comprised of three, 3 hour on-line training sessions (Parts 1,2,3). Attendees may choose to attend one or all parts.

The course provides a comprehensive overview of public water supply networks and their operation. 

Duration: 1.5 days

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider:  Thomas Consultants Ltd

Wastewater Courses

Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding

PE/ABS/PP/PVC injection/extrusion welding operations for fittings, tanks, linings and structures
used in water and wastewater applications

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding

PE pipe welding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Corrosion protection of steel assets using coating systems in water and wastewater treatment plants

Covers the effects of concrete degradation and
reinforcing steel in wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds.

Duration: 1 hours

WIPA Credits: 0.5

Provider: Altex Coatings

Polyethylene Pipe Welding

Recognises the importance of good installation practices and site work in achieving a
successful and durable pipeline installation.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 6

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection

PE pipe electrofusion and buttwelding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Sampling and Testing for Wastewater Treatment

This Sampling course introduces water quality, environmental, and wastewater compliance monitoring with an option to achieve a NZQA unit standard.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits:

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Polytec PE Pipe Design & Installation

PE pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications.

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Prevention of concrete corrosion in water and wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds

Covers the effects of concrete degradation and
reinforcing steel in wastewater treatment plants and chemical bunds.

Duration: 1 hour

WIPA Credits: 0.5

Provider: Altex Coatings

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion

PE pipe electrofusion operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 2 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Principles and Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Developed for those working in the water treatment field and covers the fundamentals of water treatment sciences and processes.

Duration: 28 hours

WIPA Credits: 7

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation

PVC pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications. 

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider:  LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Wastewater 101 - digital badge

The Wastewater 101 – digital badge is a fully online course and designed to assist you with a basic understanding of wastewater and the components relating to wastewater disposal and the impact on communities and the environment.

Duration: 4 weeks

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: Water New Zealand

Stormwater Courses

Polytec Injection Extrusion Welding

PE/ABS/PP/PVC injection/extrusion welding operations for fittings, tanks, linings and structures
used in water and wastewater applications

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Polytec PE Pipe Buttwelding

PE pipe welding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Polyethylene Pipe Welding

Recognises the importance of good installation practices and site work in achieving a
successful and durable pipeline installation.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 6

Provider: WSP Environmental Training Centre

Stormwater Management and Design - an introduction

Urban Stormwater Management is no longer an engineering led drainage design activity.  It is now a multi-disciplinary activity, achieving engineering, urban design, ecological, social and economic outcomes, all within a planning framework. This course introduces how urban stormwater has changed and many of the key elements and interactions involved in modern stormwater management and design including:

Hydrology

Hydraulics

Drainage

Treatment

Low Impact Design.

References to useful sources of information for stormwater management design will also be provided.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 2

Provider: Engineering New Zealand

Stormwater 101 - digital badge

The Stormwater 101 – digital badge is a fully online course designed to assist you with a basic understanding of stormwater and the people and processes involved.

Duration: 4 weeks

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: Water New Zealand

Polytec PE Pipe Design & Installation

PE pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications.

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd 

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Electrofusion

PE pipe electrofusion operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 2 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Polytec PE Pipe and Fittings Welding QA Inspection

PE pipe electrofusion and buttwelding operations for water-based installations.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

Flexitec PVC Pipe Design & Installation

PVC pipeline design and installation aspects for water and wastewater applications. 

Duration: 16 hours

WIPA Credits: 16

Provider:  LeHunt & Associates Pty Ltd/Asmuss Plastic Systems Ltd

The Principles of Stormwater Treatment

 Over the past three decades, urban stormwater management has changed from an engineering-led drainage design activity to a multidisciplinary activity that achieves engineering, urban design, ecological, social and economic outcomes within a planning framework.

Removing contaminants from urban stormwater discharges is now a key stormwater design feature for scenarios including urban development, transportation, urban renewal or industrial applications.

The course looks at stormwater treatment from an engineering perspective, considering design and operational issues including:

Implementing the theory with design exercises, focused on identifying typical design issues and solutions.

Learning how to identify and avoid typical pitfalls in stormwater treatment design.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 2

Provider: Engineering New Zealand

Additional Skills 

Introduction to Asset Management AM 101

This course will give you a solid foundation of knowledge about what Asset Management is and why we practice it.

Duration: 2-4 hours

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: IPWEA

Understanding Requirements - AM 202

This course will give you a solid foundation of knowledge about what Asset Management is and why we practice it.

Duration: 2-4 hours

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: IPWEA

Lifecycle Planning - AM 203

This course is designed to enable you to understand the basics of the Lifecycle Planning part of the Asset Management process.

Duration: 2-4 hours

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: IPWEA

Stormwater Management and Design - an introduction

Urban Stormwater Management is no longer an engineering led drainage design activity.  It is now a multi-disciplinary activity, achieving engineering, urban design, ecological, social and economic outcomes, all within a planning framework. This course introduces how urban stormwater has changed and many of the key elements and interactions involved in modern stormwater management and design including:

Hydrology

Hydraulics

Drainage

Treatment

Low Impact Design.

References to useful sources of information for stormwater management design will also be provided.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 2

Provider: Engineering New Zealand

Strategic Thinking

 This highly interactive and practical workshop is for anyone who would benefit from being able to think and act more strategically in either a personal or professional capacity. Participants will be guided through a broad range of practical exercises and activities which have been designed to teach the fundamental skills required for effective strategic thinking. Participants will leave with a toolbox of resources and the confidence to start applying them immediately

There is a classroom version and an online version – students do either one or the other.

Duration: 8 hours (Classroom version) ; 4 x 1 hour video conference, 4 hours homework, 15 min one-on-one (online version)

WIPA Credits: 8

Provider: The Questioning Engineer

Risk Management

Our fully online Risk Management one-day webinar course has been designed to assist learners in implementing and improving a company’s risk management framework and processes.

The Risk Management webinar course is suitable for small and medium sized business owners, residential builders, large building & civil sector company on-site and off-site personnel including supervisors, site managers, project managers, foreman and leading hands.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand the need for risk management
  • Understand the legal requirements
  • Assess and control health and safety risks
  • Understand the risk management process
  • Recognise risk management methods
  • Define health and safety culture

Duration: 8 hours (online)

Provider: Site Safe NZ

The Cultural Significance and Importance of Wai

The Māori world view (Te Ao Māori) acknowledges the interconnectedness and interrelationship of all living and non-living things. This holistic approach, seeking to understand the whole concept, not just parts of it, is at the core of this module.

You will gain greater cultural awareness, respect and understanding of Te Ao Māori within the water sector and what it means to give effect to Te Mana o te Wai – a concept introduced in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020) and included in the water services legislation.

You will learn about the obligations we have as tāngata (people) to freshwater management, and its relevance for all interconnected water including the three infrastructure waters: drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

This module is designed to help you deepen your collective understanding of connections and interdependencies of wai (water) through a Te Ao Māori lens.

‘Ka ora te wai, ka ora te whenua, ka ora ngā tāngata’ ‘If the water is healthy, the land is healthy, the people are healthy’.

Visit our events page to see when the next module begins

Duration: three months (1/2 day face to face + 5 zoom sessions)

Provider: Water New Zealand 

Asset Management Enablers - AM 204

This badge earner has Developed an understanding of the enablers of effective asset management, including asset management leadership and teams, asset management plans, management systems, asset management information systems and tools, service delivery models, and audit and improvement processes.

Duration: 2-4 hours

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: IPWEA

The Principles of Stormwater Treatment

 Over the past three decades, urban stormwater management has changed from an engineering-led drainage design activity to a multidisciplinary activity that achieves engineering, urban design, ecological, social and economic outcomes within a planning framework.

Removing contaminants from urban stormwater discharges is now a key stormwater design feature for scenarios including urban development, transportation, urban renewal or industrial applications.

The course looks at stormwater treatment from an engineering perspective, considering design and operational issues including:

Implementing the theory with design exercises, focused on identifying typical design issues and solutions.

Learning how to identify and avoid typical pitfalls in stormwater treatment design.

Duration: 8 hours

WIPA Credits: 2

Provider: Engineering New Zealand

Water Loss Training

This is a two day event focussing of managing water losses in water supply networks. The content includes:

  • training on how to calculate water losses and performance indicators (consistent with the WaterNZ BenchlossNZ document and software),
  • how to manage water losses (based on the WaterNZ document ‘NZ Water Loss Guidelines’),
  • training on designing and setting up District Metered Areas, pressure management, monitoring of networks, network metering, setting water loss targets.
  • There are typically six sponsors (suppliers) at the event who along with the small expo, have a 20 minute slot to present on their water loss related products.
  • The event also includes case studies from around NZ (generally 3 or 4), and usually an invited overseas expert (colleague) also helps out with the presenting (but not this year due to covid-19). 

Duration: 2 days (15 hours Classroom)

WIPA Credits: 4

Provider: Richard Taylor – Thomas Consultants Ltd

How to become a great environmental trainer

Learn how to become a truly great environmental trainer, confident that you can use the art and science of adult workforce learning to genuinely engage the Heads, Hearts and Hands of your trainees. Professional trainers are experts in learning and development – and they call people who are environment and sustainability professionals ‘Subject matter experts’. It’s a polite way of saying that we’re not all naturally fabulous trainers!  In this workshop you will learn the secrets of the best trainers I’ve met in my many years professional development through the New Zealand Association of Training and Development and my own many years of experience delivering (and continually improving!) environmental training.

    Duration: 7.5 hours contact time (excluding pre-and post-workshop activities)

    Provider:  Clare Feeney

    Director, Environmental Communications Ltd

    Founder, Environment and Sustainability Strategic Training Institute 

    C/- Water New Zealand
    Level 12,
     Ranchhod Tower, 
    39 The Terrace
    PO Box 1316 
    Wellington 
    04 472 8925

    info@wipa.co.nz