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Risk Management for Wastewater Treatment (Micro-Credential)

The Certificate in applying Risk Management to Wastewater Treatment Management (Micro-credential) Level 5 is a classroom based course designed for those interested in wastewater treatment. To the existing Principles and Trends course it adds a case study and assessment which enables the Micro-credential to be awarded on successful completion of both.


Course content:

  • Wastewater characteristics and biology
  • Wastewater treatment from pre-treatment to final disposal including primary, secondary and tertiary processes, sludge management, waste stabilisation ponds, on-site wastewater systems, anaerobic treatment
  • Longer term trends
  • Field trip to a treatment plant
  • Regulation/compliance and water reform
  • Efficiency with a spotlight on Carbon emissions
  • Analysis and review of wastewater information for environmental protection
  • Understanding components of a risk management plan for wastewater treatment
  • Planning and conducting a wastewater risk management assessment targeting resource consent requirements
  • Compilation of a report/presentation

Assessment information

Once you have completed the course there will be a report/presentation assessment that is required to be completed within 6 weeks of attending the course.  On successful completion of the course and assessments you will be awarded the Certificate in applying Risk Management to Wastewater Treatment Management (Micro-credential).


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