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Environmental Training Centre

WSP, and prior to this Opus, originated from the former New Zealand Ministry of Works and Development. This is where we have inherited our strong commitment to training with over 120 years of infrastructure development experience based on a multi-disciplinary team. The Environmental Training Centre (ETC) is part of this proud heritage, with a history spanning more than 50 years of delivering environmental training to a wide range of groups. The Environmental Training Centre is registered with NZQA as a ‘Private Training Establishment’. It was originally established to provide locally developed qualifications for the water industry. The extent of services delivered by ETC has expanded significantly to cover a broad range of environmental courses and qualifications.

These have included:

  • National Certificate and Diploma qualifications for the Water and Wastewater Industry in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific
  • Various short courses designed to provide Continuing Professional Development for environmental professionals
  • Short course and unit standards based training to a wide spectrum of people from outside of the water industry but in areas where utilities and development interact with the natural environment.

Our trainees are drawn from all areas of the environmental management industry including regional councils, territorial authorities, consultants, suppliers, contractors, government agencies and scientists. A strong emphasis is placed on responding to industry needs and demand for training. Where there is a need or demand, training can be specifically designed and developed by ETC. We are therefore fully accustomed to developing training material as well as delivering and assessing courses to a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience.


WSP Global

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 48,000 talented people globally.

We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. wsp.com


WSP Aotearoa - New Zealand

We are the premier design, engineering and environmental consultancy of Aotearoa, creating what matters for future generations.

Bringing the very best local and global expertise to help our clients see the future more clearly and design for it today.

Our 1900 talented people in 40 offices across New Zealand design future ready solutions in Property & Buildings, Transport, Water, Power and Environment, as well as provide project delivery and strategic consulting services.

  • We are the local experts with 150 years in Aotearoa
  • We harness the know-how of WSP's 50,000 specialists to solve our local challenges
  • We design with and for the communities in which we work and live

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