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New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 3)

Duration 6-10 months part time
Price $42 per week for 52 weeks, with payment frequency to suit -

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Purpose

The New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 3) is to provide the industrial rope access sector with people who have attained basic on-rope vertical skills using constructed anchors.

The qualification is an entry point for people who aim to work in industrial rope access roles such as rope access technicians, electricians with rope access, and industrial abseilers.

Course Overview

On completion of the training, graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare rope access equipment for work, and report equipment faults
  • Set up and dismantle basic industrial rope access systems and carry out elementary on-rope skills
  • Comprehend and act on instructions, and communicate within a team when setting up industrial rope access systems; and complete basic workplace documentation
  • Identify and adhere to health and safety requirements when using ropes and associated equipment to gain access to and from, and be suspended at, work sites
  • Maintain personal safety while working at heights including the set up and use fall arrest systems
  • Carry out recovery

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this course trainees must hold NZ OR Australian Citizenship.

Course Delivery

All credit reporting (trainee results) will be reported by VHNZ to NZQA. On completion of the programme, VHNZ will issue trainees with the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 3).

The following training pathway is followed:

COURSE DURATION 6-8 MONTHS

Between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Trainees are required to complete at least 130 hours logged rope access work.

Phase 2 includes a “capstone assessment” to assess current competence.

 Total Credits    69
Unit Standard Unit Description Level Credits
23229 Use safety harness system when working at height 3 4
15757 Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety
systems when working at height
3 4
19358 Describe legislative requirements for the industrial rope access industry 3 3
19359 Inspect and maintain height safety equipment 3 3
19360 Plan and prepare for basic industrial rope access work 3 3
30264 Describe duties, rights, representation and the regulator in terms of
New Zealand health and safety legislation
3 6
19361 Set up and dismantle basic industrial rope access systems 3 14
19362 Carry out elementary on-rope skills 3 14
19363 Carry out simple patient recovery by rope techniques 3 15

What Does it Cost

You will earn while you learn. That means you don’t have to fork out for large student loans or work multiple jobs to pay the bill. The NZ Government is right behind getting people into trades, so they help subsidise your training.

Student fees are covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) and will be paid by the Government until 31 December 2022.

NOTE: you may have to pay fees from 1 January 2023, you will be advised of the fees prior to this occuring.

Who Should Attend

People who are completing access work including inspection and testing, maintenance and repair, cleaning and painting, geotechnical and construction

Entry Requirements

Trainees must:

  • Be in employment and engaging with rope work related to the scope of the programme
  • Be physically able to demonstrate competency (climb and lift weights)
  • Weigh less than 135 Kilograms (maximum weight for a harness)
  • Hold unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402 First Aid.
  • Able to complete the work experience requirement
  • Have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy.

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 8

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