New Zealand Certificate in Wastewater Treatment

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Water and Sanitary Engineering


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wastewater treatment industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of a wastewater treatment plant.

The qualification is stranded to recognise the specialist skills required to work in wastewater treatment plants, or wastewater treatment plants with multistage processes.

The trainee will benefit from having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises the range of processes and technologies in wastewater treatment plants, progression through the water industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to improve job performance.

The water industry, and the wider community, will benefit from having qualified operators of wastewater treatment plants who are able to maintain compliance with all aspects of relevant legislation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Civil Engineering at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

MyQ is now closed. Find out more about MyQ