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Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

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Are you an experienced scaffolder ready to take on more responsibility, but don’t have the formal qualifications to get your Certificate of Competence (CoC)?

Maybe you have a overseas-qualification, you’re on your restricted CoC and want to stay on the job.

The RCC programme in scaffolding, could be the solution you have been looking for. This programme is designed to recognise the skills and knowledge gained from hands-on experience in the industry, giving the applicant a pathway to a New Zealand qualification in scaffolding.

NZC in Scaffolding (Level 3) General

Who it’s designed for

To work on simple scaffolding, you’ll need to hold a New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Level 3) (General). This will allow you to put up, sign off on, and take down common scaffolding, such as system scaffolds, standing tube and fitting scaffolding, and elementary falsework.

Gaining this qualification will show that you have the competencies required to gain the Certificate of Competence needed to work at this level.

If you’re interested, please download and complete the relevant qualification form:

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification in scaffolding (pre-NZQA).

Download Qualification Overview (A) 

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (B) 

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (C) 

NZC in Scaffolding (Level 3) Proprietary Suspended

Who it’s designed for

The New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Level 3) (Proprietary Suspended) is a specialist qualification which allows people to work specifically with suspended scaffolding. If you work in suspended scaffolding, this qualification is a must-have. It is also a prerequisite for acquiring your Advanced Qualification.

Gaining this qualification will show that you have the competencies required to gain the Certificate of Competence needed to work at this level.

If you’re interested, please download and complete the relevant qualification form:

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal pre-NZQA qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (A) 

For experienced scaffolders who hold an overseas qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (B) 

For experienced scaffolders without a formal qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (C)

NZC in Scaffolding (Level 4) Trade

Who it’s designed for

The New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Level 4) (Trade) is also known as the Scaffolding Apprenticeship. People with this qualification would have learnt how to put up, sign off on, and take down complex scaffolding like birdcage scaffolding and vessel scaffolding. People with this qualification can work on bigger, more complex sites.

If you believe you have the skills at Level 4, you can directly apply for this level.  You will also be assessed for Level 3 as part of the Level 4 programme.

Gaining this qualification will show that you have the competencies required to gain the Certificate of Competence needed to work at this level.

If you’re interested, please download and complete the relevant qualification form:

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification in scaffolding (pre-NZQA).

Download Qualification Overview (A) 

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (B) 

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

Download Qualification Overview (C) 

NZC in Scaffolding (Level 5) Advanced

Who it’s designed for

A New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Level 5) (Advanced) is the highest scaffolding qualification in New Zealand. People with this qualification have mastered complex scaffolding and have the skills to be able to take the lead at sites, including the supervision of staff on medium to large projects, and certifying advanced scaffolding.

Gaining this qualification will show that you have the competencies required to gain the Certificate of Competence needed to work at this level.

If you’re interested, please download and complete the relevant qualification form:

For experienced scaffolders who hold a pre-NZQA qualification at Level 5; and:

  • hold the National Certificate / New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 4 or have the Advanced Certificate endorsements1 see footnote, and hold a current workplace first aid certificate; and
  • have/ will obtain the New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 3 (Proprietary Suspended) or have the Suspended Certificate endorsements2 see footnote before completing this Level 5 qualification.

 Download Qualification Overview (A)

For experienced scaffolders who hold an overseas qualification at Level 5; and:

  • hold the National Certificate / New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 4 or have the Advanced Certificate endorsements1 see footnote, and hold a current workplace first aid certificate; and
  • have/ will obtain the New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Proprietary Suspended) or have the Suspended Certificate endorsements2 see footnote before completing this Level 5 qualification.

 Download Qualification Overview (B)

For experienced scaffolders who:

  • hold the National Certificate / New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 4 or have the Advanced Certificate endorsements1 see footnote, and hold a current workplace first aid certificate; and
  • have/ will obtain the New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding (Proprietary Suspended) or have the Suspended Certificate endorsements2 see footnote before completing this Level 5 qualification.

Download Qualification Overview (C)

Footnotes

1 Endorsements in Barrow ramp, catch net, hoist, mast climbers, scaffolding associated with safety screens or shutters, spurred scaffolds, tube and coupler scaffolding

2 Endorsements in Bosun’s chair – handheld or mechanical, and Swinging stage – handheld or mechanical.

Training Agreement & Schedule

Download the Training Agreement and Schedule

 

The Scaffolding RCC Process

Click here to view the full details on the scaffolding RCC process, what it involves and information on how to apply.

 

Next steps

If you are interested in undertaking RCC:

    1. Download the relevant forms above
    2. Complete the Training Agreement and Schedule
    3. Call us on 0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557) to arrange payment.
    4. Once this is complete, scan and email your forms through to registrations@skills.org.nz.