Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

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.

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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 in doing this qualification, download and complete the relevant form on the right. 

 

Qualification documentation

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW A

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW B

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW C

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

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 in doing this qualification, download and complete the relevant form on the right. 

Overview documentation

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW A

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW B

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW C

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

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.  

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 in doing this qualification, download and complete the relevant form on the right. 

 

Overview documentation

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW A

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW B

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW C

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

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 in doing this qualification, download and complete the relevant form on the right. 

Overview documentation

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW A

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal New Zealand qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW B

For experienced scaffolders who hold a formal overseas qualification (full or part) in scaffolding.

 

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW C

For experienced scaffolders with no formal qualification in scaffolding.

Training Agreement & Schedule

 

Download the Training Agreement and Schedule. 

Download form

 

The RCC Process

 

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

Learn more

 

 

Scaffolding RCC

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.