Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 5)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 55
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 advanced skills in rope access. Graduates will be able to design and manage rope access activities independently.
The qualification recognises advanced competence in industrial rope access and is the highest level qualification in the New Zealand industrial rope access qualification pathway.
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 work may include 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 5 Rope Access Operators.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Prepare rescue plan, task analysis, permits and risk assessment documentation as required, to safely manage rope access activities.
- Perform needs analysis and design rope access and fall protection systems for engineer certification.
- Manage the selection and certification of anchors for rope access and fall protection systems.
- Calculate rigging angles and vector forces for safe working loads within equipment limitations to confirm cableways for rope access work.
- Calculate mechanical advantage and safe working load to perform heavy hauling and lowering operations using a range of heavy hauling systems in rope access work.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Industrial Rope Access (Level 4) [Ref: 2359] and is the highest level qualification in the New Zealand Industrial Rope Access qualifications pathway.

This qualification may lead to the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) with strands in Accounting, Administration and Technology, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Management, Māori Business and Management, Marketing and Sales, and Real Estate [Ref: 2460], the New Zealand Certificate in Case Management (Practice Leadership) (Level 6) [Ref: 3631] or the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) [Ref: 3645].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be qualified to work in roles that require people to plan, design and manage all advanced rope access activities.
Roles may include:
- Managing Director
- Project Manager
- Operations Manager
- Sales Manager
- General Manager
- Quantity SurveyorTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Delivery will typically occur via Programmes of Industry Training
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2360
Status Current
Created March 2015
Last Reviewed March 2015
Next Review December 2025
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