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Certificate in Construction (Pre-Trade, High Work) (Level 3)

Duration 12 weeks full time
Price Funded
Unit Standards See unit standards below

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Purpose

The construction industry is desperate for skilled construction workers. High work is required on most construction sites, both residential and commercial. The scaffolding industry require 3000 skilled scaffolders to meet the current industry need.

Our NZQA approved Certificate in Construction Pre-Trade (High Work) course was designed with the help of the scaffolding industry, to provide trainees with basic skills and experience to enable people to work safely at heights. The course assumes trainees may have had little or no formal training. If you are fit, enjoy working with your hands, want to begin a trade career, and not afraid of heights this may be the course for you.

Course Overview

This programme is delivered over twelve weeks by a combination of a compulsory two-and-a-half-week block course (this can be completed in one block or as a series of smaller blocks spread over the twelve weeks) and workplace experience.

At the completion of the programme you will be able to:

  • Explain safe work practices for working at heights
  • Use a safety harness system when working at height
  • Employ height safety equipment in the workplace
  • Erect and dismantle scaffolding up to five metres in height
  • Handle and maintain basic scaffolding components
  • Load and unload a general freight vehicle
  • Identify causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace
  • Operate a forklift
  • Operate an Elevated Work Platform (EWP)
  • Provide first aid and basic life support

The programme of study includes the following selection of Unit Standards:

Unit Standard Unit Description Level Credit
17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights 3 3
23229 Use safety harness system when working at height 3 4
25045 Employ height safety equipment in the workplace 3 4
13016 Demonstrate knowledge of the erection and dismantling of
scaffolding up to 5 metres in height
3 3
13053 Erect and dismantle scaffolding up to five metres in height 3 6
20855 Handle and maintain basic scaffolding components 2 5
10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (Forklift) 3 7
23960 Assess worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work
platform (EWP)
3 2
23966 Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative
requirements for their use
3 4
1753 Load and unload a general freight vehicle 3 4
17592 Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back
injuries in the workplace
3 4
6401 Provide First Aid 2 1
6402 Provide basic life support 1 1
SS1 Site Safe Construction Passport na na
 Total Credits    47

 

Course Duration

12 weeks including:

  • 12 days face-to-face learning
  • 388 hours of work experience

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are:

  • Seeking employment in construction - Scaffolding/Roofing in particular
  • Wanting to continue into an apprenticeship
  • Wanting a career change

Entry Criteria

To be eligible to enroll, applicants must:

  • Be physically fit and able to climb and lift weights
  • Weigh less than 135 Kilograms (due to harness weight restrictions)

Note: Ideally, applicants will have access to a real workplace where they can complete the workplace practical experience, projects, and assessments required.

Course Investment

The programme investment will vary depending on specific course requirements such as customisation of training location and number of trainees.

Funding/subsidies may be available for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents or Australian citizens and permanent residents living in New Zealand.

Special Notes

Our free programme trainees must be citizens or residents of either New Zealand or Australia. Some unit standards require verified Practical Experience (via LogBooks)

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 9

Maximum: 12

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