Certification information and application
Certification is an industry-owned and managed recognition scheme. Recognition of skills and experience of personnel is essential if we as an industry are to be part of the solution of sustainable water resources.
The intention is that ALL Australian Hydrographers will be registered on the AHA Certification Register.
Certification is voluntary, however by becoming a certified Hydrographer, you’ll be helping to raise the profile of Hydrography as an industry, and improve skills, knowledge, standards across the Australia – which in turn will help the Hydrographic industry control its own future and become more sustainable. There are personal benefits too – as a certified Hydrographer you’ll gain recognition for your skills and better prospects for your future career.
Level of certification
1. AHA Certified Cadet Hydrographer
This is a person whom has EITHER of the following:
- Attained either “AHA Hydrography-Basics course” or “Skills Set” from NWP50107
- Less than 3 years Hydrographic industry experience.
It is expected that this level of Certification is the stepping stone towards becoming an “AHA Certified Qualified Hydrographer”.
2. AHA Certified Practising Hydrographer
This is a person whom has BOTH the following:
- Proven in-house and/or external training or qualification in a discipline associated to hydrography
- Minimum 3 years proven experience in most aspects of hydrography
3. AHA Certified Qualified Hydrographer
This is a person whom has the following:
- Minimum 5 years proven experience across ALL aspects of hydrography (these aspects will be specified by AHA)
- Proven qualification specific to hydrography (i.e. Cert IV hydrography, SMHEA – hydrography course, Certificate Hydrography / Surface Water Hydrology, Diploma of Water Operations or a qualification deemed appropriate by the AHA)
- Diploma – Water Operations plus Hydrography Skill Set or Hydrography Basics