*This programme is being re-developed and is subject to change in 2017

The purpose of these programmes is to improve the performance and knowledge of people in the rigging industry and to develop practical skills and a theoretical understanding of rigging within the construction industry.

  • Level:
    3 - 4
  • Credit Value:
    128 Basic, 163 Intermediate, Advance 188
  • Awards:
    National Certificate in Rigging
  • Location:
    Available nationally
  • Method of Study:
    Part time block course and workplace training
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year
  • Domestic Fee:
    Please see below
  • Basic

  • $2,304 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown
  • Intermediate

  • $1,558 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown
  • Advanced

  • $1,820 (2017)

  • Domestic Breakdown

* NZQA unit registration fees of $1.58 per credit apply.

Core Elements

The programme is unique and specifically designed to offer comprehensive and structured training in the following areas:

  • Maintain a range of tools and equipment
  • Understand and apply the Health and Safety in Employment Act
  • Plan, prepare and complete rigging work to level required for industry
  • Erect, plumb and level steel buildings and structures
  • Set up and use a fall arrest system
  • Read workshop engineering plans and drawings
  • Perform relevant calculations

On completion of a prescribed course of study you may gain the National Certificate in Rigging with Strands in Basic Rigging, Intermediate Rigging, or Advanced Rigging.

Entry Criteria

  • Be 16 years of age or over.
  • Applicants must have successfully achieved NCEA Level One (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate sound written/oral knowledge and skills.
  • If in full time employment applicants must be able to enter into a training agreement with their employer.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 or above.

Special Notes

  • Special Entry may be granted when evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • For safety reasons, physical strengths, dexterity, balance coordination and motor skills all need to be unimpaired to work within this industry.


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme