Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation

Utilities


These qualifications are suitable for people working at all levels in the utilities sector - from those who are new to the sector or transferring from another industry, through to skilled operators and technicians, and people managing teams and projects.

Qualifications can be achieved individually or as a structured pathway, and can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the employer and employee. Follow the links below for more information:
Please note: some of these qualifications are currently being reviewed and will be subject to changes.

Want to find out more about these qualifications?
Call us on 0800 486 626 and we'll put you through to your local Customer Service Account Manager. 
Qualification  Level  Description 
 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW2)

IW2 Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document


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NEW! IW2 - Your first step in the civil infrastructure industry
An introductory qualification for people who are starting out in their career or who have transferred from another industry. Ideal for those working in civil works, rural contracting, surfacing or underground utilities.

This qualification covers key skills including:
  • Health and safety
  • Communication
  • Record keeping and accident reporting
  • Care and maintenance of hand tools
  • Basic machinery maintenance
  • Hand spreading
IW2 will take around nine months to complete and is mainly achieved on-job.

 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW3)

IW3 Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document

 
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NEW! IW3 - Your next step in the civil infrastructure industry
IW3 is the cornerstone qualification for those wishing to move into technical roles in civil works, surfacing construction and manufacturing, pipe installations and utilities maintenance.

It covers key skills including: 
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Communication
  • Slinging, lifting, moving and placing loads
  • Knowledge of protection and support systems for excavation
  • Monitoring and inspecting your own work
  • Materials compaction and testing
  • Safe operation and maintenance of at least three types of small plant and equipment
  • Securing and transporting small plant and equipment
IW3 will take around 9-12 months to complete and is mainly achieved on-job.

 
New Zealand Certificate in Utilities Maintenance (with strands in Water, and Wastewater and Stormwater)

UM4 Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document

Utilities Maintenance 2017 off-job course dates and booking information


 
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*NEW* CIVIL TRADES QUALIFICATION

Formal recognition for skilled infrastructure workers
This Level 4 qualification will give you the skills and knowledge you need to maintain New Zealand’s water, wastewater and stormwater utilities systems and safely and efficiently respond to failures.

It covers key skills including:
  • Communicating and maintaining safety both onsite and for the community
  • Applying knowledge of the maintenance and installation of pipes, fittings and structures using industry standards and specifications
One or more of the specialist strands must also be completed.

The qualification will take around 18-24 months to complete, depending on the strand(s) selected. 

Gaining this qualification, combined with 8,000 hours of experience, will make you eligible to apply for Civil Trades Certification. Visit our Civil Trades page for details.

People with significant industry experience may be able to achieve the qualification through Recognition of Current Competence (RCC). Please call Connexis on 0800 486 626 or talk to your Customer Service Account Manager for more information. 

 
New Zealand Certificate in Pipe Installations (with strands in Trenched and Trenchless)

PI4 Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document

 
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*NEW* CIVIL TRADES QUALIFICATION

Formal recognition for skilled infrastructure workers
This Level 4 qualification will give you the skills and knowledge you need to safely and effectively install pipes using trenched and/or trenchless methods and technology.

It covers key skills including:
  • Communicating and maintaining safety both onsite and in the community
  • Applying knowledge of pipes, fittings and structures and installation processes
One or more of the specialist strands must also be completed.

The qualification will take around 18-24 months to complete, depending on the strand(s) selected. 

Gaining this qualification, combined with 8,000 hours of experience, will make you eligible to apply for Civil Trades Certification. Visit our Civil Trades page for details.

People with significant industry experience may be able to achieve the qualification through Recognition of Current Competence (RCC). Please call Connexis on 0800 486 626 or talk to your Customer Service Account Manager for more information. 


 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW4)




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Please note: this qualification is currently under review and will be subject to changes.

Designed for those with responsibility for daily on-site activities such as leading hands, supervisors or foremen.

This qualification covers key skills for supervisors including health and safety, resource planning and use, quality assurance, environmental protection, measuring, record keeping and site supervision.

Specialist skills for supervising civil works and utilities can also be selected to meet individual job requirements.


New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW5)


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Please note: this qualification is currently under review and will be subject to changes.

Designed for people who supervise or manage multiple sites or large projects.

This qualification covers core management skills including scheduling infrastructure works project resources, health safety and environment, monitoring project quality assurance, and documenting infrastructure works projects.

Specialist skills for managing civil works projects can also be selected to meet individual job requirements.