62D Victoria Street
PO Box 898
Ph: 07 827 0075
Fax: 07 827 0076
QEC is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. We operate a quality management system which is independently audited and accredited by NZQA. We provide a range of short to medium Unit Standards and National Certificates for businesses and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs). At our last external review the NZQA concluded we were confident in educational performance and confident in self assessment.
QEC is an approved training provider for the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) providing in class and on line training options for continual professional development (CPD) points for gasfitters and plumbers licence renewal.
QEC is an accredited audit and certification agent to the Warranty Standards accreditation programme, approved by International Certifications Ltd. The standards include the Quality, Eco, Work Safe, Safe Food and Risk Management. Our auditors hold international registration with either RABQSA or Warranty Standards. Our auditors are skilled in working in a variety of work places with different environments, cultures, and hazards.
QEC is contracted to ACC to provide audit services for safety discount programmes including workplace safety management systems (WSMP), partnership programme (PP), workplace safety discounts (WSD), workplace safety evaluations (WSE) and senior auditor peer review.
QEC employs an EPA approved Test Certifier under the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms Act, providing compliance assessment and certification for approved handlers, locations and stationary container systems.
We have a well earned reputation for excellence and our specialised industry and regulatory knowledge enables us to provide our clients with consultancy across the fields of quality, health and safety and environmental management.
JAS-ANZ accredition body document review.
Virbac NZ land use consent application.
Eagle Air discharge consent variation
QEC has sponsored an endangered Rowi Kiwi egg. This share allows us to follow the first year of a critically endangered Rowi Kiwi chick’s life as it goes through the BNZ Operation Nest Egg programme throughout 2014.
In a small area of forest near Okarito, rowi are fighting for survival. Through predation and habitat loss, these remarkable birds have been reduced to just one natural population, in Okarito Kiwi Zone, South Westland. Down to around 270 birds, we now have close to 400 and the number is growing every year.
Thanks to lots of hard work and some ground-breaking technology, a dedicated Department of Conservation (DOC) team is bringing this national taonga (treasure) back from the brink of extinction.
After one month at the West Coast Wildlife Centre, the time has come for Waiata to be released! Waiata has been eating really well, averaging around 70g of the artificial kiwi diet every night. Kiwi are unique as the only birds in the world to have their nostrils at the tip of their bill instead of up at the base. When they forage, they push their bill into the ground with surprising force and then can be heard snorting and blowing their nose to clear dirt from the nostrils. Kiwi have the second best sense of smell of all birds, second only to the vulture!
Waiata will also be able to be tracked with a radio transmitter that Department of Conservation rangers will attach above its hock (knee). At this age, we still do not know the gender of Waiata! When they are juveniles, Kiwi female and male birds look the same. When they are fully mature, at around 4-5 years of age, females are much larger in body size (Rowi average female 2.5kg, male 1.9kg), have longer bills for their body size and sound very different when they call.
Now that Waiata has learned how to eat and put on a good amount of weight, it is time for Waiata to be released to the Department of Conservation managed predator free Pre-release pens. Keep an eye out for the next chapter, while Waiata gets used to life outside!
And you too can be part of this cause by either sponsoring an egg or donating from this link: https://www.kiwisforkiwi.org/donate/