New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 3) with optional strand in Plant Operation

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Programme Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the infrastructure industry with people who have relevant knowledge and skills that can be applied to a range of infrastructure works processes.  It is the cornerstone qualification for those graduates wanting to move into an infrastructure career pathway.

Graduates of this qualification are able to work safely in a range of infrastructure works contexts with limited supervision.

This is a 75-credit qualification delivered as a part-time programme to enable students to learn while they are working.

Please note: NZIHT does not offer the 20 credits for the optional strand in plant operation as part of this qualification.

 

 

Graduate Profile

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply safe work practices and comply with environmental requirements on an infrastructure works site
  • Apply quality and industry best practice principles for infrastructure works
  • Apply work processes to carry out infrastructure works operations
  • Inspect, operate and maintain small plant for infrastructure works.

This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2) [Ref: 2522], and can lead to level four qualifications in the infrastructure works industry.

 

Entry Criteria

Applicants must be working in the infrastructure works industries.

Academic achievement

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:

  • National Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2)

             or

  • New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2)

             or

  • NCEA Level 1 Literacy requirements

 

Life skills/work experience

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria may be admitted to the programme of study if they are able to demonstrate:

  • Equivalent knowledge
  • Equivalent knowledge/capability by the testimony of an employer

 

 

Programme Length

This programme is equivalent to approximately 12 months of part-time study.

 

Programme Delivery Format

The New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 3) with optional strand in Plant Operation is delivered over a 12 month period via block courses, workbooks and self-directed learning within the work place.

This 75-credit qualification is a part-time programme delivered in seven block courses.  Students are required to attend all in-class training and complete all assessment work books to achieve this qualification.  Work books are completed in the student's own time while on their own worksites.  Books are then returned to NZIHT for assessors to mark.

Compulsory block courses are:

BLOCK ONE : Safe Work Practices
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training 
20869   Demonstrate knowledge of notifiable works and work permits typical of infrastructure works sites
27201   Mitigate environmental damage caused by a contamination incident
30265   Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role
 

BLOCK TWO : Protection & Services
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training 
27501  Demonstrate knowledge of protection and support systems for excavation on an infrastructure work site
6479    Locate and identify services for infrastructure works
6476    Interpret and use plans to locate features on infrastructure works sites

BLOCK THREE: Quality Assurance and Records
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training followed by self-directed study
27329   Demonstrate knowledge of and apply quality assurance practices to own work area in an infrastructure works operation
26784   Maintain daily records for an infrastructure works site
 

BLOCK FOUR: Soil, Materials and Asbestos
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training followed by self-directed study
31445   Demonstrate knowledge of soils and aggregates, and compaction, for infrastructure works
31446   Demonstrate knowledge of materials used for infrastructure works
30596   Demonstrate knowledge of asbestos and safety measures for asbestos-related work

BLOCK FIVE: Safe Handling and Loads
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training followed by self-directed study
17459   Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace
28715   Load, secure, and transport infrastructure works materials, small plant, and equipment
9681     Contribute within a team or group which has an objective

BLOCK SIX: Operate and Maintain Small Plant
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training followed by self-directed study
31448   Operate and maintain small plant for infrastructure works

BLOCK SEVEN: Site Operations
Attend TWO (2) days off-job (classroom) training followed by self-directed study
314478   Demonstrate knowledge of and carry out civil works site operations

2020 Timetable (Regions and Start Dates)

2020 Start Dates

Christchurch                  3 & 4 August

Palmerston North          6 & 7 August

Queenstown                  17 & 18 August

Auckland                        19 & 20 August

New Plymouth                24 & 25 August

Hamilton                         25 & 26 August

The above dates are for block one.  For a full timetable please click on 2020 IW3 timetable

 

Programme Fee

Free for NZ Citizens and NZ Permanent Residents.

(Applicant must supply a verified copy of either their NZ Passport, NZ Birth Certificate or NZ Residency Visa)

 

$3,000 + GST for applicants on a Work Visa.

(Applicant must supply a verified copy of their NZ Work Visa)

 

How to Enrol

You can simply request an enrolment pack from the Programme Manager at NZIHT:

Jan Kivell - jan@nziht.co.nz or 06 759 7065 ext 3708

verified copy of either your NZ Passport or NZ Birth Certificate MUST be supplied with your completed enrolment form to be eligible for free training.  

Or a verified copy of your Work Visa MUST be supplied with your completed enrolment form if you do not meet the free entry criteria.

Download Programme Flyer

Click here to download the 2020 course flyer

Contact

For further information or an enrolment pack please contact:

Jan Kivell 
Short Course & Programme Manager
NZ Institute of Highway Technology             
P.O. Box 4273                  
20 Bell Street                 
NEW PLYMOUTH 4340       

P: 06 759 7065 ext. 3708
F: 06 759 7066
E: jan@nziht.co.nz

Download Programme Information Handbook

Click here to download the draft 2020 Programme Information Handbook

 

 

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