Water Quality Management System (WQMS) Auditor Certification

Competency Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Water Quality Management System (WQMS) Auditor Certification program provides international recognition for auditors, who conduct audits to ensure that drinking and recycled water service providers can demonstrate that they are managing risk. This is in accordance with the risk management framework as set out in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) and Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling (AGWR). The benefits being:

  • International recognition ensuring that professionals have the necessary skills and attributes to manage risk in accordance with the Risk Management framework as per national guidelines
  • Provides industry confidence

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Certification Requirements Knowledge Competency Education Work Experience Personal Attributes Skill Competency
WQMS Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-DW or Exemplar Global-RW
Degree or diploma in the fields of engineering, science or medicine 7 years full time relevant work experience PAAS Master® Skill Examination for DW or RW QMS Auditors
WQMS Lead Auditor Exemplar Global-AU,
Exemplar Global-DW or Exemplar Global-RW
Exemplar Global-TL
Degree or diploma in the fields of engineering, science or medicine 7 years full time relevant work experience PAAS Master® Skill Examination for Lead DW or RW QMS Auditors