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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Rigging (Level 4) with optional strands in Construction Rigging, and Telecommunications Rigging
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 65 - 75
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Scaffolding and Rigging
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the rigging sector with people who are able to plan, prepare and complete rigging tasks. They will also be able to lead a team carrying out rigging activities.

Graduates of this qualification will work as intermediate riggers who can safely set up and control the movement of loads over distance, which are usually suspended; can operate a variety of hoisting devices and rigging equipment; and are often required to operate at heights.

The purpose of the optional Construction Rigging or Telecommunications Rigging strands is to provide the sector with people who are able to carry out Construction and Telecommunication rigging tasks.

Graduates of this qualification will be capable of working autonomously without supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply current health and safety legislation and the Approved Code of Practice for Load Lifting Rigging to work in rigging situations.
- Plan, prepare, communicate instructions, complete associated documentation and lead a work group in lifting, erection, and placement of loads.
- Sling complex loads safely using the correct lifting equipment.
- Determine forces in rigging components and arrangements by calculation and vector diagrams.
- Install structural anchors for rigging purposes.
- Develop a safety plan and a rescue plan to manage risks when working at height.

Graduates of the Construction Rigging strand will also be able to:
- Carry out steel erection maintenance and repair, and construction rigging

Graduates of the Telecommunications Rigging strand will also be able to:
- Carry out rigging for telecommunications services, and rescue from radio frequency (RF) structures.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Rigging (Level 3) [Ref: 2355] and is the second step in the New Zealand Rigging qualifications pathway.

It leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Rigging (Level 5) with an optional strand in Telecommunications Rigging [Ref: 2357].

Candidates intending to complete the optional strand in Telecommunications Rigging in the New Zealand Certificate in Rigging (Level 5) [Ref:2357] need to complete the Telecommunications Rigging strand in this qualification, as a pre-requisite.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be experienced in rigging work. They will be able to work in planning and team leadership roles.

Graduates are likely to work on a variety of sites where moving loads over a distance is required, and usually the load is suspended. Employment prospects may be further enhanced for graduates who undertake the construction rigging (steel erection) or telecommunications rigging strands for this qualification.

Graduates are likely to have roles such as:
- Riggers
- Structural Steel Riggers
- Oil Work Rigging
- Construction Rigging
- Telecommunication Tower Rigger.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
The New Zealand Certificate in Rigging (Level 3) [Ref: 2355] or evidence of equivalent knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for this qualification.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2356
Status Current
Created March 2015
Next Review December 2023
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