New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Trade)

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Scaffolding and Rigging


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to be employed in the scaffolding industry.

Candidates will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Competence (Elementary) or any subsequent amendments or replacements during their programme enrolment. Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding at Level 3 may already have completed this process.
- Basic Certificate
A. A fall arrest system
B. A free standing modular scaffolding system
C. A gin wheel
D. A rope
E. A static line
- Advanced Certificate
O. Tube and coupler scaffolding
- Graduates will also be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Competence (Intermediate) or any subsequent amendments or replacements.
- Advanced Certificate
C. Barrow ramp;
F. Catch net;
G. Hoist (load not exceeding 250 kilograms);
J. Mast climbers;
L. Scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens or shutters;
N. Spurred scaffolds.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with people who will work with both simple and complex scaffolding structures, and are competent to operate as qualified scaffolding tradespeople across commercial and residential construction sectors.

Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Scaffolding Certificates of Competence (both Elementary and Intermediate) as required under Health and Safety regulations.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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