*This programme is being re-developed and is subject to change in 2017

The purpose of these programmes is to improve the performance and knowledge of people in the rigging industry and to develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of rigging within the construction industry. These are 12 month programmes delivered in workshops that will compliment the experience gained on the job.

The National Certificate Rigging (Intermediate) (Level 3) recognises the skills of a Trade Certified Rigger. The holder of this qualification is able to carry out functions such as rig cranes, conveyors, and similar gear for heavy lifts; handle the associated rope work; and work at heights. They may go onto the Advanced strand of the National Certificate and/or change direction in their work or further develop skills by transferring credits to the National Certificate in Scaffolding. Graduates will have the recognised skills and knowledge required to work as an intermediate level rigger. The holder will also be qualified to carry out basic functions – rig cranes, conveyors, and similar gear for heavy lifts; handle the associated rope work; and work at heights.

The National Certificate Rigging (Advanced) (Level 4) recognises the skills of a Trade Certified Rigger. The holder of this qualification are able to meet the top equipment usage level in the rigging industry such as guyed derricks, gin poles, cable ways and fabricated hung scaffolds. They are also able to plan and supervise complex operations. This is the highest level qualification available in this industry. Graduates will have the recognised skills and knowledge required to work as an advanced level rigger.

  • Level:
    3 - 4
  • Credit Value:
    128 Basic, 163 Intermediate, Advance 188
  • Awards:
    National Certificate in Rigging
  • Location:
    Available nationally
  • Method of Study:
    Part time block course and workplace training
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year
  • Domestic Fee:
    Please see below
  • Basic

  • $2,304 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown
  • Intermediate

  • $1,558 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown
  • Advanced

  • $1,820 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown

* NZQA unit registration fees of $1.58 per credit apply.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age or over.
  • Must have successfully achieved NCEA Level One (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate sound written/oral knowledge and skills.
  • Be in full-time employment as applicants must be able to enter into a training agreement with their employer.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 or above.

Special Notes

  • Special Entry may be granted when evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • For safety reasons, physical strengths, dexterity, balance coordination and motor skills all need to be unimpaired to work within this industry.
  • Cross crediting may be possible for certain overseas qualifications.

Disclaimer

This is a Safety Sensitive Programme