New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 3)

35 Weeks

Learn fencing best practices for work as a rural fencer.

About this programme

This is a nationally recognised qualification designed specifically for the fencing industry, in association with Fencing Contractors Association NZ (FCANZ).The programme itself will be a combination of in-work, site visit, online, and block course learning, designed with the hands-on workers of the industry in mind.

The programme will have a total of four two day block courses bi-monthly (one for each topic excluding rural vehicles which will be run separately), and the programme will run to its completion over a twelve month period.

Assessments will be a combination of logbooks, employer attestations, evidence portfolios and video logs, with only a few written assessment requirements.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Maintain health and safety in a fencing workplace
  • Operate and maintain machinery and/or equipment for a fencing workplace
  • Use vehicles to access rural fence lines and transport fencing equipment safely
  • Construct electric and non-electric fences
  • Identify and perform routine repairs and maintenance on rural electric and non-electric fences.

Graduates of this certificate will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as rural fencers or to be employed in a rural enterprise in a role with some responsibility for constructing of electric and nonelectric rural fences, and maintaining rural fences.

When is this course?

The block courses are two days once every two months, except for Block 3 which includes *Rural Vehicle training, making it four days. The site visits will occur between the block courses with the final site visit being after the final block course. The programme covers a total of 35 weeks including breaks.

Some practical activities may be delivered off-site, but you will be informed of this closer to the time of training.

*Some students will not need to complete the Rural Vehicle component if they already hold appropriate unit standards.

These half days are dedicated to supporting you to learn on the job. FCANZ Association days are highly recommended. These days include connection with other fencers in the area, show best practice techniques and provide you a connection with major industry suppliers and partners. The block course days will include some class time and practical lesson time. They are compulsory days. Onsite visits from the assessor/trainer will be arranged between you, your employer and the trainer.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 3)
Dates:
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees (2022):
$1,627
International
International Fees (2022):
Price:
TBC
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Proudly delivered in partnership with
Fencing Contractors NZ
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Fencing Contractors NZ is the industry organisation that supports and benefits the fencing industry of New Zealand.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Required Resources – Block Courses

When you are attending block courses it is advised that you bring the following items:

  • Covered shoes for practical training
  • Pen and paper for any note taking
  • Lunch
  • An Internet capable device – particularly to the first block course so that we can ensure you can log in to the online learning platforms you are required to use

Tea and Coffee and morning tea will be provided for you at the contact courses.

Site Visits

One of the course trainers will be visiting you on site. It is important that you are ready for them when they come. Please make sure you have completed each of the activities you have been required to complete before the visit so that your trainer has time to review before visiting you. This will ensure that the site visit time is spent conducting specialised one-on-one training designed just for you, as completing the activities will advise the trainer which areas of the work are best focused on. This is an opportunity for you to really refine your skills and abilities, so be sure to take advantage of it.

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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