Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (General) NZQF Level 3
NZQF Level 3

About the course

Are you already working in Scaffolding Industry and want to attain elementary scaffolding Skills?

Learn the skills and theory that Scaffolders need in their daily work and ensure safety. This 2-year course will give you general scaffolding skills, and how to work with simple scaffolding structures in areas such as residential construction or maintenance sectors.

What you will learn

You will learn how to:

  • Design simple scaffold structures in a variety of systems including tube and coupler.
  • Erect, alter, and dismantle a simple scaffold structure in a variety of systems including tube and coupler.
  • Apply safe working practices while working at heights in accordance with health and safety.
  • Learn the legislation and the Good Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand.
  • Lead a small team to complete simple or suspended scaffold works.
  • Apply industry knowledge to calculate weights to sling regular loads using the appropriate lifting equipment.

How will you be Learning?

You will be learning at your workplace and attending block courses at our two main Te Pukenga’s Training Providers- Tai Poutini Polytechnic and Western Institute of Technology.

Certificate of Competence

You will then be eligible to apply for the Scaffolding Certificate of Competence (Elementary).

Further criteria for the application of the CoC is available from - SARNZ: Scaffolding Certificates of Competence.

Prerequisite to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements: A current workplace first aid certificate.

Career options

Certified Elementary Scaffolder
Owner a Scaffolding Business
Assessor/ Scaffolding Trainer
Lead a Team

Educational pathways

This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Trade) (Level 4)

Apply now on the EarnLearn website, or call 0800 EARN IT (0800 327 648).

Entry requirements

Applicants must be employed in Scaffolding Industry.

*This course is not available to international students.

About the provider

EarnLearn | Te Pūkenga offers work-based learning and qualifications across selected trades and services in New Zealand, helping you ‘earn and learn’ in a way to suit your life — on the job, on campus and online.

EarnLearn offers training for careers in Electrical, Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (PGD), Scaffolding, Crane Operation, Industrial Rope Access, and Workplace Health and Safety. As well as courses to upskill in Government Regulations, Business Management, Project Management, Financial Services, and Security.