Become a Dairy Effluent WoF Assessor

Complete a three-day training course and pass a competency assessment to become certified

There are several steps to becoming a Dairy Effluent WoF assessor.

Assessors must complete the 3-day Farm Dairy Effluent System Warrant of Fitness training course, and then follow through with the official Certification process and be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

There are no specific pre-requisites for the WOF assessor certification and training process but it is expected that most people will go onto become Certified WOF Assessors so there is an assumption of prior experience of dairy effluent farm systems. Some level of practical experience will be needed to pass the certification which is likely to have come from either being involved with companies that design and install effluent systems or from people who have previous knowledge of assessing systems such as shed inspector or regional council compliance inspections.

STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

The 3 primary components of WoF Certification are to complete the Application Form, attend the 3-day WoF Training Course, and finally complete the WoF Calibration Exercise.

See below for more details of each component.

STEP 1 - CERTIFICATION APPLICATION FORM

Get things underway. Please fill this is and send to us, we will get your details into the system and let you know when the next 3-day training course will take place.
 
Complete Application form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

STEP 2 - WoF ASSESSOR TRAINING COURSE

As part of the WOF scheme this training course provides potential WOF Assessors with the background skills and knowledge required to become an Assessor.
 
 
The course includes a highly practical on farm practical session where each person participates in undertaking a WOF. Course fee: $1300 + GST

STEP 3 - CERTIFICATION

Once the training course has been completed, applicants can become fully certified assessors after completing and passing a  calibration exercise and witnessed on-farm WoF assessment.
 
 
The certification process has an application cost of $1080 + GST (include calibration and witnessed on-farm WoF assessment), and then for the second year $250 + GST (calibration plus administration). Applicants must submit a cheque for the amount or attach a purchase order so an invoice can be sent.

STEP 4 - ACCESS TO RESOURCES

Once certification is completed applicants are given access to a number of resources, including the computerised WoF Audit capture system and reporting, calibration software and online training, and marketing material for assessors to use.

Assessors can send in a biography which will be loaded on the WoF website.

Support for the computer systems is available during working hours and assessors are welcome to request help and assistance when completing the digital assessments.

There is no additional charges for these resources.

STEP 5 - WoF ASSESSMENTS FOR FARMERS

As a fully certified WoF assessor you are a valuable resource for Farmers to engage.

You offer a very thorough and consistent assessment of effluent systems, and as a Certified WOF Assessor you will use the same methodology every time.

ASSESSOR TRAINING COURSE

Course fee: $1300 + GST

As part of the WOF scheme, DairyNZ has funded the development of this training course to provide potential WOF Assessors with the background skills and knowledge required to become an Assessor.

The course includes a highly practical on farm practical session where each person participates in undertaking a WOF.

Next WoF Training Course proposed dates are 27, 28, 29 September 2017

For any further enquiries please contact QCONZ on 0800 726 695 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CERTIFIED DAIRY EFFLUENT WOF ASSESSORS

Certified WoF assessors offer a very thorough and consistent assessment of effluent systems.

A certified assessor is an independent, experienced industry professional.

To become certified, the assessor has completed a three-day training course and passed a competency assessment process.

The assessor is committed to observing a Code of Conduct to guarantee professional behaviour and independent advice.

Certified WOF Assessors use the same methodology every time.

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