CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE
SARNZ issues Certificates of Competence (CoC) for Scaffolding in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995. To find out how the qualifications relate to certificates of competence click here.
Applying for a New CoC or Renewing an Existing CoC
To apply for a new COC or to renew an existing one, download an application form by clicking here. Complete the application form including the attestation letter signed by your employer and email them with a passport-sized photo in jpg format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost your card?
Please email us at email@example.com with your name and address and we will email you an invoice for $20. When we have received payment, we will post you a replacement card.
Applying for a Restricted CoC
If you are an experienced scaffolder with an overseas scaffolding qualification working in NZ on a fixed term visa, you can apply for a Restricted Certificate of Competence click here. To view the Assessment Booklet click here.
Click here Restricted CoC with table 2017 to compare overseas qualifications to the New Zealand Certificate of Competence
New Zealand Residents with Overseas Qualifications
New Zealand Residents must achieve the National Certificate in Scaffolding as a prerequisite to being issued a CoC. Experienced scaffolders holding overseas qualifications can enrol in a blended assessment process offered by Tai Poutini Polytechnic which recognises the skills and knowledge they have already and provides additional training as required to achieve the National Certificate in Scaffolding. This process includes an initial assessment which can enable the applicant to gain a Restricted CoC for 12 months while they complete the process to achieve their National Certificate. To find out more information please contact Tai Poutini Polytechnic on 0800 800 411.