Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) Process
You MUST be working in the scaffolding industry, in order to apply for RCC. Scaffolders who cannot enter into the RCC process because they are currently not employed in the scaffolding industry, need to contact Scaffolding, Access and Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) directly.
If you are working in the industry and interested in undertaking RCC
Download and read the Overview document and Training Agreement & Schedule forms for the qualification you’re interested in applying for.
Pricing for the relevant qualifications can be found in the Training Agreement & Schedule form. There will be a section in the Training Agreement & Schedule form that you will need assistance from the Skills Contact Centre to complete.
Once you have downloaded and read the forms, you’ll need to contact Skills on 0508 754 557 before submitting your application to make a payment as you need to put the payment authorisation code on a training agreement.
Once your documents are complete, scan and email them through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allocation of an Assessor
Skills will assign you an Assessor from SARNZ, who will:
- contact you to request your declaration form and the supporting evidence documents
- evaluate the eligibility criteria and declaration form completed by you
- inform you of a venue, date and time to sit assessment.
Submitting your portfolio and assessment
You will need to build your portfolio, and ensure it includes the following:
- Completed pre-assessment checklist
- Logbook showing work experience
- Work referee form
- Evidence of meeting the minimum requirements
- Evidence of formal qualification
Once you have completed this process the Assessor will request you sit a final test.
Processing of your portfolio and assessment
Your SARNZ Assessor will then:
- assess and evaluate Portfolio and evidence
- mark the assessment
- provide feedback to the candidate and to Skills.
Feedback on outcomes
Once the Assessor has processed your submissions, you will be informed one of the following:
- You have successfully completed RCC and are eligible for the qualification. OR
- There are skills gaps in the final assessment. We will allow one attempt to re-sit the final assessment. OR
- There are minor gaps in portfolio and that you need to supply further evidence. OR
- There are major gaps in your portfolio and that you need to bridge gaps (at your own cost). You will have one year in which to complete this process.
Allocation of the qualification
If you are successful you will be awarded the relevant qualification.
Note: Scaffolders who cannot enter into the RCC process because they are currently not employed in the scaffolding industry, need to contact Scaffolding, Access and Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) directly.