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Certificate in Construction - Pre-Trade, High Work, Level 3

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PURPOSE

The construction industry is desperate for skilled workers. High work is required on most construction sites, both residential and commercial, it is also used for staging and support work. The scaffolding industry alone require 3000 skilled scaffolders to meet the current industry need. Our Certificate in Construction Pre-Trade (High Work) course was designed with the help of the construction industry, to provide trainees with basic skills and experience to enable people to work safely at height. The course assumes  rainees may have had little or no formal training. If you are fit, enjoy working with your hands, want to begin a trade career, and not afraid of heights this may be the course for you.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This programme is delivered over ten weeks by a combination of a compulsory thirteen day block course and workplace experience (this can be completed in one block or as a series of smaller blocks spread over the ten weeks).

At the completion of the programme you will be able to:

  • Apply safe work practices while working at height 
  • Safely handle heavy loads manually and using a forklift
  • Handle and erect scaffolding to five metres in height
  • Provide First Aid.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The programme of study includes the following selection of Unit Standards:

Workshop - 13 days Face to Face training and assessment

• Health and Safety
• Working at Height
• Scaffolding
• First Aid
• Truck Loading
• Manual Handling
• Forklift
• Site Safe Construction Passport.

Work Experience - 300 Hours

UNIT STANDARD UNIT DESCRIPTOR LEVEL CREDIT
17600 Explain safe work practices for working at heights 3 3
23229 Use safety harness system when working at height 3 4
15757 Use, install, and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety
systems when working at height
3 4
25045 Employ height safety equipment in the workplace 3 4
13016 Demonstrate knowledge of the erection and dismantling of
scaffolding up to 5 metres in height
3 3
9184 Erect and dismantle non-notifiable prefabricated frame scaffolding
up to five metres in height
3 5
13053 Erect and dismantle scaffolding up to five metres in height 3 6
20855 Handle and maintain basic scaffolding components 2 5
1753 Load and unload a goods vehicle 3 4
17592 Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back
injuries in the workplace
3 4
6401 Provide First Aid 2 1
6402 Provide basic life support 1 1
10851 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (Forklift) 3 7
SS1 Site Safe Construction Passport    
Total Credits     51


TYPICAL STUDENT

Many of our students:

• Left school as soon as they could
• Have minimal/limited written skills
• Have minimal formal qualifications
• Have a wealth of life experience and knowledge.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

People seeking work in the construction industry as:

• Roofers
• Scaffolders
• Builders
• Labourers
• Arborists.

 

OUR TEACHING METHOD

Our Trainers are all experienced practical people. They speak everyday workplace language and have a wealth of real life examples to share with our students. A typical delivery is through experience. Over 50% of the lessons contain hands-on activities or workplace experience. Students are encouraged to ‘have a go’ in a supportive, safe environment.

 

SPECIAL NOTES

Our free programme trainees must be citizens or residents of either New Zealand or Australia.

 

ENTRY CRITERIA

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must:

• Be physically able to demonstrate competency (climb and lift weights)
• Weigh less than 135 Kilograms (maximum weight for a harness).

10 Weeks
Attendance
Numbers
MIN 9
MAX 12

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