Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works Plant and Equipment Operation (Level 3) with optional strand in Specialist Plant
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40 - 70
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Civil Engineering » Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the infrastructure works industry with people who are able to safely and effectively operate plant and equipment in a range of infrastructure contexts.

The level of technical skills and responsibility of plant and equipment operators is critical for ensuring the quality of our infrastructure, and the safety of operators, the public and structures.

This qualification is for those wanting to solely focus on operating large plant and equipment, and/or applying their skills in the civil, surfacing and underground utilities sectors.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Communicate and work safely when operating large plant and equipment on an infrastructure works site.
- Inspect, maintain and operate large plant and equipment on an infrastructure works site.

Graduates of the Specialist Plant strand will also be able to:
- Inspect, maintain and operate specialist plant and equipment on an infrastructure works site.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 3) [Ref: 2523], and leads to New Zealand certificate in civil works and infrastructure works at level four and above.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will likely be employed as plant or equipment operators in a broad range of sectors within the infrastructure works industry in the following contexts:
- civil works
- surfacing operations
- underground utilities worksTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Although this qualification is achievable as a stand-alone qualification, for those wanting to focus solely on operating plant and equipment, it is recommended that candidates achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 3) [Ref: 2523], prior to this qualification, to gain a good understanding of operating in an infrastructure works environment.
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Connexis Infrastructure ITO
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2521
Status Expiring
Created December 2014
Last Date For Entry December 2019
Expires December 2020
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