New Zealand Certificate in Cranes

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Plant and Machine Operations


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Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to be employed in the cranes industry.

The New Zealand Certificate in Cranes (Level 3) with strand in Dogman [Ref: 3730] is a prerequisite for this qualification, or equivalent knowledge and skills. Where prospective learners hold equivalent knowledge and skills and hold unit standard 3789 they may apply to the programme provider for direct entry.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the crane industry with individuals who may be employed as crane operators or dogmen for a range of crane tasks on dynamic and variable workplaces.

The qualification strands recognise the differing requirements of specialist crane operations.
The crane industry, and the building and construction industry in particular, will benefit from having people who have qualified in crane operation or load guidance for a range of crane types.
Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity and may be supervising others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship

Provided by:

Quota International of Auckland Inc.



Maximum value of $5,000

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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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