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On-site Wastewater Management - Level 4 (Micro credential)

This Micro credential is made up of two courses which each include online learning sessions, a 2 day face to face block course and assessment. To be able to complete this programme you need to be working within the Water Industry.


The On-site Wastewater Management Micro credential has been developed to provide the water industry with skilled people who understand the design, installation, monitoring and maintenance of on-site wastewater treatment systems to protect public health and the environment.

Course one topics include

• Introduction to treatment
• Advanced Treatment and alternatives
• Understanding the receiving environment and soils
• Site and soils
• Discharge options
• Legislation
• Introduction to design
• System selection
• Evaluation and design reporting
• Risk management
• Review designs

Course two topics include

• Recap of course one
• Receiving environment
• Soil properties
• Soil texture
• Prepare a design brief
• Prepare a risk management plan
• Review a design and inspection
• On-site system design and reporting
• Practical design samples and case studies

Assessment information

NZQA US 25125 - Describe domestic wastewater land application systems and the factors affecting their selection 

NZQA US 32186 - Carry out a site and soil evaluation for an on-site wastewater management system

On successful completion you will be awarded the Certificate for On site Wastewater Management Micro credential which is recorded on your NZQA Record of Learning.

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