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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 75
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Scaffolding and Rigging
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the industrial rope access sector with people who have attained intermediate level skills to perform industrial rope access work.

Rope access refers to safe methods of working at height where ropes and associated equipment are used to gain access to and from the work place, and to be supported there.

Rope access includes inspection and testing, maintenance and repair, cleaning and painting, geotechnical and construction.

This qualification is aligned to the Industrial Rope Access Association of New Zealand (IRAANZ) Certificate of Competency for Level 4 Rope Access Operators.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to lead industrial rope access jobs independently.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply the current health and safety legislation and the Industrial Rope Access in New Zealand: Best Practice Guidelines (May 2012) to work on industrial rope access systems.
- Plan, prepare for, communicate instructions, document and lead industrial rope access jobs.
- Install and construct anchors and use improvised anchors for industrial rope access work.
- Perform light hauling operations using rope access systems.
- Perform lead and aid climbing using rope access systems.
- Perform technical rescue techniques for industrial rope access work.
Education pathways
The qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 3) [Ref: 2358] and is the second step in the New Zealand industrial rope access qualification pathway.

This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 5) [Ref: 2360].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in planning and team leadership roles. These may include rope access technicians, supervisors, trades persons with rope access, industrial abseiling team leaders.

Graduates may work on a variety of rope access sites for companies performing rope access functions. They may increase employment prospects by gaining experience in specialized areas and may also gain employment in rigging.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
It is expected that delivery will occur via Programmes of Industry Training.

Programmes leading to this qualification must reflect current industry best practice as defined in Industrial Rope Access in New Zealand: Best Practice Guidelines (May 2012), the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any Codes of Compliance or regulatory documents that may supersede the Best Practice Guidelines.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2359
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review June 2024
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