COVID-19 Update (March 2020)

Published: 26 March 2020

NZAET is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our team, and assisting our customers in essential services to continue to operate. We will continue to reassess our operations as the situation evolves.

Training courses
NZAET has made no request for its training courses to be considered an essential service during the COVID-19 lockdown.  It is therefore not possible for new Growsafe certificates to be issued at this time.  In the event the current national lockdown is extended, we will reassess the current policy of requiring face-to-face training for all first-time Growsafe trainees.

Online renewal
People who hold a current or recently expired Growsafe Introductory certificate can renew it online.

GAP and other quality assurance programmes
NZAET will not be providing certification of competency to those who have not completed its training course. For those seeking GAP or similar (re-)certification, it is a decision by GAP in consultation with industry and their customers to assess whether or not the absence of a current Growsafe certificate is a critical non-compliance in the short-term during this pandemic situation.

Our management and administration team are working from home and all services are available except the provision of hardcopy resources to trainers.