New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Scaffolding and Rigging


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Entry requirements

Programmes leading to this qualification must reflect current industry best practice as defined in Industrial Rope Access in New Zealand: Best Practice Guidelines (May 2012), the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any Codes of Compliance or regulatory documents that may supersede the Best Practice Guidelines.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the industrial rope access sector with people who have attained intermediate level skills to perform industrial rope access work.

Rope access refers to safe methods of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work place, and to be supported there.

Rope access includes inspection and testing, maintenance and repair, cleaning and painting, geotechnical and construction.

This qualification is aligned to the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ) Certificate of Competency for Level 4 Rope Access Operators.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to lead industrial rope access jobs independently.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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