Irrigation New Zealand

Event Details

  •  140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Distinction Coachman Hotel, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  •  Wednesday 10 April
  •  08:30 am - 16:30 pm


This one day Regional Council Verification training has been designed for Water Metering Staff and Compliance Staff.

When: 10th of April 2019 8.30-4.30

Where: Distinction Coachman Hotel - Palmerston North


When the National Metering group met last August it was highlighted that there is a knowledge gap in the water verification space in many Councils. This training day is to give Council staff an opportunity to refresh their knowledge or learn about verification.

The Unit Standard required to be completed by the service industry is a NZQA Level 5 that requires a workplace expert to sign the applicants off. In the past Councils have offered this service to their local industry who don’t have a workplace expert of their own. It would be great if Councils would step into the breach once more as an in kind contribution to the success of the Blue Tick Water Measurement Accreditation.

It is also important for Council staff and compliance staff to understand what is that is being asked of consent holders and the pros and cons of the methodologies, there is some miss understandings out there. It is also important that they can audit the service companies to ensure they are doing the work correctly and not generating false passes or fails. Again, INZ do not have the resources to this and need Councils to be able to spot questionable work.

The morning session will cover theory (a condensed version of the training now being delivered by INZ to the service industry) and the afternoon will be a site visit where the two most common methodologies are undertaken- clamp on ultrasonic vs a flow rig.

If Council staff want to purchase a copy of the workbook to complete the unit standard themselves to become workplace experts this can be obtained prior to or post the day by emailing

INZ will offer you a discounted rate on the book if you are enrolled to attend this course.

INZ encourages council staff to complete the unit standard themselves to become workplace experts and increase your credibility with your local service industry. If you select the workbook included price ($899+GST) you will be receiving a 20% price reduction of the workbook cost- please note the workbook cost covers admin, marking time and registration cost of the NZQA credits upon completion.


$499 for training day only

$899 for training day including work book


If you have any further questions, contact the event coordinator.

Kate Mills
email Kate
03 341 2225