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New Zealand Certificate in Infastructure

Works Plant and Equipment Operations - Level 3 

Purpose

This qualification is designed for people working in forestry related industries, who use civil plant to construct roads, tracks, and landings.  The course covers skills related to knowledge of the forestry environment in general, support forestry harvesting and other operations. The content has been specifically structured to cover the core elements of Civil Infrastructure in New Zealand forest operations. 

Topics included are:

  • Earthworks in general forestry earthworks and forestry earthworks job prescriptions
  • Health, safety, and environmental factors
  • General requirements related to working in a forestry earthworks situation.

Course Structure and Delivery

The New Zealand Certificate has been broken down into practical and theory components with the first day covering the theory elements and subsequent days performing practical competencies.
The experience is closely aligned with the usual health and safety issues associated with forestry operations.

Learning Style and Assessment Processes

The New Zealand Certificate course is facilitated by Vertical Horizonz New Zealand. 

  • The course involves interactive sessions suitable for people who use civil plant to construct roads, tracks, and landings and covers skills related to knowledge of the forestry environment in general, support forestry harvesting and other operations.
  • Candidates will complete both written and practical assessments dependant on the type of machinery they have selected.  Practical assessments are done onsite and include one on one observation. 

Unit Standards covered in the programme

Unit Standard Title Level Credits
BLOCK ONE:
20474 Demonstrate knowledge of forestry earthworks job prescriptions 4 5
20475 Demonstrate knowledge of forestry earthworks 3 4
20616 Demonstrate knowledge of earthworks in relation to the environment 3 4
BLOCK TWO: 
Select two of the following units.
17310 Operate a hydraulic excavator on infrastructure works sites 3 20
17311 Operate a motor grader for earthworks 3 20
17316 Operate a bulldozer on a infrastructure work sites 3 20
8560 Deliver, stockpile, and spread aggregates with truck and trailer 3 15
17309 Operate a wheeled loader on infrastructure works site 3 20
17314 Operate a motor scraper on infrastructure works sites 3 20
17315 Operate a self-propelled roller on infrastructure work sites 3 20
20476 Construct forestry roads, tracks, and landings 3 15

 

Unit Standards not covered in the programme

To achieve the qualification in Infrastructure Works Plant and Equipment Operations, trainees must achieve the following compulsory unit standards.

Unit 17769 -     Demonstrate knowledge of general health, safety, and environmental requirements in forestry
Unit 24574 -     Demonstrate knowledge of, and contribute to, worksite health and safety for commercial forestry operations
Unit 24568 -    Demonstrate knowledge of and undertake, basic repairs and maintenance on a forestry industry machine

These units will be delivered by COMPETENZ separate to this program. Contact your local COMPETENZ Account Manager for assistance.

 

Completion of Additional units

If trainees would like to, or require additional machinery elective unit standards as part of Block 2, this will require an additional fee of $125 excluding GST per machine.  This is unsubsidised as is over and above the programme requirements.

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Special Note: 

Qualification is delivered on behalf of Competenz who will issue the New Zealand Certificate.

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