CIVIL NEW ZEALAND APPRENTICESHIPS
(Pre-requisite for Civil Trades Certification)

Available Pathways

New Zealand Apprenticeships are for people of all ages, who are new to the industry. By enrolling in a New Zealand Apprenticeship, you can work towards your specialist trade qualfication at level 4. On completion of these 2-3 year programmes, you will be eligible to apply for Civil Trades Certification (CTC).

To apply for Civil Trades Certification you need to hold a Level 4 Qualification in either:

  • Civil Works
  • Utilities Maintenance
  • Pipe Installation
  • Bituminous Surfacing
  • Bituminous Product Manufacturing

If you have been working in the industry and at a Level 4 for some years, you may be able to undertake this qualification through recognition of current competence (RCC).

You will also need:

  • 8000 hours of practical experience
  • Two letters of recommendation

For more information on CTC please view the Civil Trades page or contact your local Customer Service Account Manager (CSAM).

Recognition of current competence (RCC)

RCC allows you to gain a New Zealand qualification by recognising the skills and knowledge you have already gained through your previous work/study.

To be eligible you must have;

  • Five years experience working within your industry
  • Currently employed within industry at the level of the qualification you are seeking, and have been so for the past two years
  • Be able to provide evidence of your previous work experience

The process takes around 9-12 months to complete.

For more information please view the brochure below.

VIEW RCC brochure

BITUMINOUS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING
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BITUMINOUS SURFACING CONSTRUCTION
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CIVIL WORKS
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PIPE INSTALLATIONS
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UTILITIES MAINTENANCE
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BITUMINOUS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING

NZC IN CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE TRADES (BITUMINOUS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING) WITH STRANDS IN BINDER MANUFACTURING OPERATION, BITUMINOUS MIXES OPERATION, AND BITUMEN SPRAYING OPERATION (L4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 170 Credits
  • 36-42 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2960

Strands: Binder Manufacturing Operation, Bituminous Mixes Operation and Bitumen Sprayer Operation
This qualification will take approximately 36-42 months to complete, depending on the strands selected.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Ensure onsite health, safety, environment, and quality assurance requirements are met as required for the range of work undertaken by a bituminous product manufacturing tradesperson
  • Apply appropriate methodology for bituminous product manufacturing operations
  • Undertake bituminous product manufacturing operations using small and large plant and equipment
  • Practice effective communication as a tradesperson within a bituminous product manufacturing team

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Binder Manufacturing Operation: Applying bituminous product manufacturing methodology, industry standards and following standard operating procedures when operating a manufacturing binder plant

Bituminous Mixes Operation: Applying bituminous product manufacturing methodology, industry standards and following standard operating procedures when operating a bituminous mix plant

Bitumen Sprayer Operation: Applying bituminous product manufacturing methodology, industry standards and following standard operating procedures when operating a bitumen distributor

BITUMINOUS SURFACING CONSTRUCTION

NZC IN CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE TRADES (BITUMINOUS SURFACING CONSTRUCTION) WITH STRANDS IN BITUMINOUS MIXES, CHIPSEAL, AND SLURRY (L4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 162 Credits
  • 36-42 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2961

Strands: Bituminous Mixes, Chipseal and Slurry
This qualification will take approximately 36-42 months to complete, depending on the strands selected.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Ensure onsite health, safety, environment, and quality assurance requirements are met as required for the range of work undertaken by a bituminous surfacing construction tradesperson
  • Apply appropriate methodology to bituminous surfacing construction operations
  • Undertake bituminous surfacing construction operations using small and large plant and equipment
  • Practice effective communication when operating as a tradesperson within a bituminous surfacing construction team

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Bituminous Mixes: Applying industry standards and following standard operating procedures when constructing quality bituminous mix layers

Chipseal: Applying industry standards and following standard operating procedures when constructing quality chipseal

Slurry: Applying industry standards and following standard operating procedures when constructing quality slurry

CIVIL WORKS

NZC IN INFRASTRUCTURE TRADES CIVIL WORKS (L4) WITH STRANDS IN EARTHWORKS, ROAD CONSTRUCTION, CONCRETE WORKS (NON STRUCTURAL), AND ROAD MAINTENANCE EARTHWORKS

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 152-167 Credits
  • 36-42 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2725

Strands: Earthworks, Road Construction, Concrete Works (non-structural), and Road Maintenance
This qualification will take approximately 36-42 months to complete, depending on the strands selected.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Ensure onsite health, safety, environment, and quality assurance requirements are met as required for the range of work undertaken by a civil works tradesperson
  • Interpret infrastructure plans and apply methodology to civil works operations
  • Undertake civil works operations using small and large plant and equipment
  • Apply communication skills relevant to the role of a civil works tradesperson

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Earthworks: Applying industry standards and following procedures when performing duties as a civil works tradesperson undertaking earthworks operations

Road Construction: Applying industry standards and following procedures when performing duties as a civil works tradesperson undertaking work for road construction

Concrete Works (non-structural): Applying industry standards and following procedures when performing duties as a civil works tradesperson undertaking non-structural concrete work

Road Maintenance: Applying industry standards and following procedures when performing duties as a civil works tradesperson undertaking work for road maintenance

PIPE INSTALLATIONS

NZC IN PIPE INSTALLATIONS WITH STRANDS IN FOR THE TRENCHED, AND FOR THE TRENCHLESS (L4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 108-121 Credits
  • 18-24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2694

Strands: Trenched and Trenchless
This qualification will take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Communicating and maintaining safety both onsite and for the community
  • Applying knowledge of pipes, fittings and structures installation processes

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Trenched: Installing underground utilities using appropriate trenched installations methodology and technology

Trenchless: Installing underground utilities using appropriate trenchless installations methodology and technology

UTILITIES MAINTENANCE

NZC IN CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE TRADES (UTILITIES MAINTENANCE) WITH STRANDS IN WATER, AND STORMWATER, AND WASTEWATER (L4)

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 200 Credits
  • 36 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2967

Strands: Water, and Stormwater and Wastewater
This qualification will take approximately 36 months to complete, depending on the strands selected.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Ensure onsite health, safety, environment, and quality assurance requirements are met as required for the range of work undertaken by a pipe installations tradesperson
  • Interpret infrastructure plans and apply appropriate pipe installation methodology when installing pipes
  • Undertake pipe installations operations using small and large plant and equipment
  • Practice effective communication when operating as a tradesperson within a pipe installation team

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Water: Identifying and repairing water reticulation faults within the ground utility network, including scheduled and reactive works

Stormwater and Wastewater: Identifying and repairing stormwater and wastewater reticulation faults within the underground utility network including scheduled and reactive works