CIVIL BASE LEVEL FOUNDATION QUALIFICATIONS

Available Pathways

INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (IW2)
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ROADMARKING ASSISTANT
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INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (IW3)
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PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
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INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (IW2)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS – LEVEL 2 (IW2)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 2
  • 40 Credits
  • 9 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2522

This qualification is for you if you are starting out in your career and have recently started working within the industry. You may have come from school, another industry or already be employed in the industry without a qualification. This qualification will take approximately 9 months to complete.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Key information about the infrastructure works industry
  • Health, safety and working within the busy infrastructure environment
  • Good communication skills for onsite and dealing with public
  • How to keep your work records and incident/accident reporting
  • How to care and maintain your How to maintain basic machinery
  • Hand spreading- how to best use hand tools and put down materials and compact them

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ROADMARKING ASSISTANT

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 2-3
  • 59 Credits
  • TBA

This qualification will be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Roadmarking (Assistant) (Level 2) with optional strands in Piloting and Raised Pavement Markers. The last date for entry into programmes leading to this qualification is 31 December 2017.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Demonstrating basic knowledge of roadmarking materials, plant and processes
  • The approved handler requirements of the HSNO Act 1996
  • Driver response to spillage, leakage or loss of load
  • Law and practice for the transport of dangerous goods by road
  • Health, safety and environmental requirements specific to roadmarking
  • Performing a range of roadmarking assistant tasks
  • Holding a full Class 1 driver license and dangerous goods license endorsement
  • Operating as a traffic controller for low volume and level 1 roads
  • Providing first aid
  • Communicating with others
  • Responding to fire incidents onsite

INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS (IW3)

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS – LEVEL 3 (IW3)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 3
  • 50 Credits
  • 9-12 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2523

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Health, safety and working within the busy infrastructure environment
  • Good communication skills for onsite and dealing with public
  • Knowledge of slinging, lifting, moving, and placing loads using mobile plant
  • Knowledge of the protection and support systems used for excavation on infrastructure works sites
  • How to monitor and inspect the quality of your own work
  • Materials compaction and testing- to support foundations, road surfacing etc.
  • How to safely operate and maintain at least three types of small plant and equipment
  • How to secure and transport materials, small plant and equipment for infrastructure works activities

 

PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS PLANT & EQUIPMENT

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 40-70 Credits
  • 6-16 Months

Strands: Specialist plant

This qualification will take approximately 6-8 months to complete or 12-16 months including the specialist plant strand.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Health and Safety
  • Communication
  • Plant inspection, maintenance and operation

Specialist Plant strand includes at least one specialist plant, such as:

  • Operating a hydraulic excavator for general works, facing and benching, and rock placement
  • Operating a motor grader for road maintenance or road construction
  • Operating a reclaimer stabiliser and stabilising spreader

Suitable for people operating a wide range of plant and equipment including:

    • Asphalt paving machine
    • Motor scraper
    • Bulldozer
    • Road mill
    • Transporter
    • Dump truck
    • Self-propelled roller
    • Hydro excavator
    • Suction cleaning vehicle
    • Water carter for bulk earthmoving
    • Motor grader for earthworks
    • Tractor
    • Power-driven rotary broom
    • Road sweeper
    • Wheeled loader
    • Self-propelled, bladed compactor
    • Skid steer
    • Telehandler
    • Truck-mounted roller-spreader
    • Water-jetting unit