Suspended Scaffolding (Level 3)

This Suspended Scaffolding programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in positions of responsibility in the scaffolding industry that requires planning to build and building, inspecting and dismantling proprietary suspended scaffolds. Following the completion of this programme you will be able to apply for a Certificate of Competency (CoC) (Suspended).

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Awards:
    New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Proprietary Suspended) (Level 3)
  • Location:
    Delivered nationally
  • Method of Study:
    Part-time - Block courses and workplace training
  • Dates:
    Multiple intakes per year
  • Enquire for more information

Core Elements

  • Apply safe work practices while working at heights in accordance with health and safety legislation and the Worksafe Good Practice Guidelines - Scaffolding in New Zealand.
  • Load, secure and unload proprietary suspended scaffolding equipment on commercial vehicles.
  • Lead a small team to complete proprietary suspended scaffold works.
  • Inspect proprietary suspended scaffolding equipment, and erect, alter, dismantle and inspect proprietary suspended scaffold structures, which includes bosun's chairs; and swinging stages.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and geometry to calculate imposed loads and counterweights, including factor of safety for proprietary suspended scaffold structures and supporting structures, to meet client requirements.
  • Induct users in the inspection and operation of proprietary suspended scaffold installation

Further Study Paths

Entry Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 or above.
  • Applicants must be working in the scaffolding industry or an associated industry using scaffolding.
  • It is recommended applicants hold a current first aid certificate.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work at heights.

Special Entry

  • Special Entry may be granted when evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • Cross crediting may be possible for certain overseas qualifications.

 For further information please contact Sharon Morris -


This is a Safety Sensitive Programme