Accreditation and Certification System

In July 2017, Unitywater commenced an Accreditation and Certification System for the development industry.
This system is designed to improve the efficiency of processes to connect new developments to Unitywater’s water supply and sewerage networks.
Recognising the need for flexibility, this system gives the industry greater control over the time and cost of completing new connections to our networks.

Accreditation and Certification Model and Manual

The system is based on a model of accreditation, certification, audit and performance management.
This model actively engages the development industry in assessing and certifying connections applications and engineering design, and the construction and handover of non-trunk infrastructure to Unitywater.
Unitywater’s Accreditation and Certification Manual is a comprehensive guide to the model and provides industry with important information on these processes.

Accreditation and Certification Manual
Need more information? Please email us.

The Next Two Years

Between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019, we will operate our current development services business as usual in conjunction with the Accreditation and Certification System.
During this time applications for connections will continue to be accepted by Development Services. This will provide time for the appointment of a sufficient number of accredited entities and registered certifiers to meet development demand.
Unitywater encourages suitably qualified entities and individuals to apply for accreditation. We look forward to working with those who successfully apply to be Accredited Entities and/or Registered Certifiers, to provide high-quality, lower-cost services to our customers and to facilitate development in the region.

Applying for Accreditation

Applications for accreditation are open now and will close at 5pm on 31 August 2017.
Please submit completed applications to accreditation.coordinator@unitywater.com

Apply now

Accreditation Application - Accredited Entity Consulting Engineering Services (PDF)

Accreditation Application - Accredited Entity Contractor Construction Services (PDF)

Accreditation Application - Registered Certifier Construction Certifier (PDF)

Accreditation Application - Registered Certifier Major Connections Certifier (PDF)

Accreditation Application - Registered Certifier Minor Connections Certifier (PDF)

 

Deeds

A&C - Accreditation Deed (PDF)

A&C - Registration Deed Poll (PDF)

FAQs

  • Who can apply for accreditation?
    Individuals (e.g. sole traders) and companies (e.g. consulting engineers, civil construction contractors, project managers, registered surveyors and town planners) can apply for accreditation to become an ‘Accredited Entity’ and/or Registered Certifier.
    It is anticipated that applicants will have a level of knowledge or practical experience with land development and the processes for connection to water supply and sewerage networks in South East Queensland. For information on eligibility requirements, click here Accreditation and Certification Manual.

  • What’s involved in the accreditation and certification processes?
    These processes are described in detail in the Accreditation and Certification Manual
    A range of information is covered including assessments and approval of applications, training, accreditation deed, registration deed poll, insurances and quality systems.

  • Are there any fees to apply for accreditation or for training?
    There are no accreditation application fees and no charge for training provided by Unitywater.

  • What happens with the development process for water and sewerage connections after 1 July 2017?
    Between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2019, we will operate our current development services business as usual in conjunction with the Accreditation and Certification System.
    During this time applications for connections will continue to be accepted by Development Services. This will provide time for the appointment of a sufficient number of accredited entities and registered certifiers to meet development demand.

    Need more information? Also check out our Development Services page or email our Development Services team.

  • What is the connection approval process for network works through the Accreditation and Certification System after 1 January 2018?
    From 1 January 2018 Unitywater will accept certification packages from Accredited Entities and Registered Certifiers. Figures 1 and 2 below illustrate the roles of Accredited Entities and Registered Certifiers.

    Figure 1 - Certification Connection Application Process

    Figure 2 - Certification Connection Application Process
  • How will I find an Accredited Entity and/or Registered Certifier after 1 January 2018?
    A list of all accredited entities and registered certifiers will be published on this website from 1 January 2018. 

  • When will certification packages be accepted?
    Unitywater will accept these from 2 January 2018.

  • What if I have more questions or feedback?
    Please check the Accreditation and Certification Manual for comprehensive details on the system or email your questions and feedback to accreditation.certification@unitywater.com
    We’re always keen to receive feedback from the development industry and stakeholders on how to improve our processes.
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