Training vs Qualification

Training encompasses both the gaining of knowledge required to complete a task and instruction in how to complete the task involved.

Knowledge can be gained in a number of ways – classroom lectures, tuition, workshops, reading, experience etc.

Instruction will usually be provided by someone already occupationally competent in the task to be undertaken and may be given individually, as part of a field team or in a simulated environment

To achieve a Water Treatment Qualification the candidate is assessed by qualified Assessors in the application of their skills and knowledge, in the work place. Through the assessment process the candidate provides evidence of competence to complete work tasks in the work place, and evidence of the knowledge required to support that competence.

The overall process of achieving a Qualification can therefore be summarised as follows:

  • Gain the relevant knowledge required to complete a task.
  • Learn how to complete/perform the task under the instruction of a competent instructor
  • Practice the task over a period of time
  • Provide evidence by Assessment to confirm that this knowledge and skill has been gained

If the candidate is confident that they are already performing the skills within the units at the competent level, only the assessment process may be required to achieve the qualification. It is therefore not a requirement of the qualification that any additional training needs to be undertaken.

However, where the candidate feels that further training is needed to be successful in the assessment, in addition to delivery of the Qualifications, Hydroviron can provide the additional knowledge training required. For this reason all Hydroviron training is directly mapped to the knowledge requirements of the Qualification Units for ease of evidence provision to the Assessor involved.