New Zealand Diploma in Field Hydrology

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise the skills and knowledge required to collect and manage hydrometric information from a range of field situations, and to interpret and make the data available to key stakeholders.
Learners will benefit by having formal recognition of these specialist skills and knowledge, a pathway for further training, and enhanced employment options.
The wider community and the economy as a whole will benefit from having publicly available hydrometric data that is accurate and standardised nationally, for a variety of uses such as design of engineering infrastructure, resource consents and compliance, water supply, flood warning, drought management, energy planning, national water audit and freshwater ecology.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 691 111
Phone: (08) 00 20 80 20
Fax: (04) 801 9626

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