Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation

Infrastructure Works


Our Infrastructure Works qualifications are suitable at people working at all levels - from introductory through to management level. They can be achieved individually or as a structured pathway, and can be tailored to meet the needs of the employer and employee. Follow the links below for more information.
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Qualification  Level  Description 
  
New Zealand Certificate in Civil Works with strands in Earthworks, Road Construction, Concrete (non-structural) and Road Maintenance

CW4 qualification brochure    
     
NZQA qualification document

  
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*NEW* CIVIL TRADES QUALIFICATION

The next step for skilled infrastructure workers

Civil Works Level 4 will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work with limited supervision on a range of different sites. It is ideal for skilled operators wishing to extend their skill base or move into supervisory and leadership roles.

The qualification covers key skills including:
  • Safety and quality assurance
  • Interpreting civil works plans
  • Applying materials testing and compaction techniques
  • protection, maintenance and management of drainage systems
  • Problem solving and communication
One or more of the specialist strands must also be completed.

The qualification will take around 13-15 months to complete, depending on the strand(s) selected. 

Gaining this qualification, combined with 8,000 hours of experience, will make you eligible to apply for Civil Trades Certification. Visit our Civil Trades page for details.

People with significant industry experience may be able to achieve the qualification through Recognition of Current Competence (RCC).Please call Connexis on 0800 486 626 or talk to your Customer Service Account Manager for more information. 

 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW2)

Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document


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IW2 - Your first step in the civil infrastructure industry
An introductory qualification for people who are starting out in their career or who have transferred from another industry. Ideal for those working in civil works, rural contracting, surfacing or underground utilities.

This qualification covers key skills including:
  • Health and safety
  • Communication
  • Record keeping and accident reporting
  • Care and maintenance of hand tools
  • Basic machinery maintenance
  • Hand spreading
IW2 will take around nine months to complete and is mainly achieved on-job.

 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (IW3)

Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document



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IW3 - Your next step in the civil infrastructure industry
IW3 is the cornerstone qualification for those wishing to move into technical roles in civil works, surfacing construction and manufacturing, pipe installations and utilities maintenance.

It covers key skills including: 
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Communication
  • Slinging, lifting, moving and placing loads
  • Knowledge of protection and support systems for excavation
  • Monitoring and inspecting your own work
  • Materials compaction and testing
  • Safe operation and maintenance of at least three types of small plant and equipment
  • Securing and transporting small plant and equipment
IW3 will take around 9-12 months to complete and is mainly achieved on-job.

 
New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works Plant & Equipment operation (with an optional strand in Specialist Plant)

Qualification brochure

NZQA qualification document




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Formal recognition for skilled plant operators
This qualification is for new and experienced operators working with large plant and equipment such as: asphalt paving machines, bulldozers, motor graders, self-propelled rollers, suction cleaning vehicles, tractors, wheeled loaders and many more (see qualification brochure opposite for full list).

It covers key skills including:
  • Health and safety
  • Communication
  • Plant inspection, maintenance and operation
An optional strand in Specialist Plant can also be completed, if required. This must include 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
The core qualification will take around six to eight months, or 12-16 months if you select the optional Specialist Plant strand. 

People with significant industry experience may be able to achieve the qualification through Recognition of Current Competence (RCC). Please call Connexis on 0800 486 626 for further information.

 
National Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Forestry Earthworks) 
 
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This qualification has expired and is no longer open for enrolments.

It will be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Earthworks Level 3, which will be available at the end of 2017.


National Certificate in Infrastructure Works Supervision (IW4)

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This qualification has expired and is no longer open for enrolments.

It will be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Site Supervision), which will be available at the end of 2017.


National Certificate in Infrastructure Works Supervision (IW5)

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This qualification has expired and is no longer open for enrolments.

It will be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Site Supervision), which will be available at the end of 2017.