Level 3 NZ Certificate in Fencing

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the fencing industry with people who have the knowledge and practical skills to repair, maintain, and construct rural electric and non-electric fences, or to construct and repair industrial fences.

  • This qualification is for people who are entering the fencing industry and wish to develop skills and knowledge for fencing.
  • The graduate will benefit from having a qualification that recognises progression through the industry, and skills and knowledge; to enable improved job performance.
  • The rural sector will benefit from having rural strand graduates who can construct fencing structures.
  • The industrial sector will benefit from having industrial strand graduates who can work in a team and construct industrial fences.
  • Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision.

The 2021 courses are not running for the rest of this year. They will recommence in 2022.

NorthTec are currently running level 3 certificate in Fencing courses in the following areas:

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough
  • Tauranga
  • Pahiatua
  • Northland
  • Geraldine
  • Gisborne

MAXIMUM SPACE: 15 students max.

COST:  No charge. This is covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) until 31st December 2022. The fund will cover course fees, compulsory course costs, and compulsory student services fees paid by learners or employers to tertiary education organisations.

STRUCTURE: The programme is a mixture of online learning, applied work experience and block course learning. You will attend four x 2-day block courses, unless you require rural vehicle unit standards and then one of the block courses will be for a total of four days.

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How does the programme work?

You will attend four 2 day block courses, unless you require rural vehicle unit standards and then one of the block courses will be for a total of four days.

The alternate months between block courses, the trainer visits students on site in their workplace to offer further support, instruction and observation on the topic covered in the previous block course.

The assessments include daily diaries based on the block course topics and can be completed and assessed online or in paper copy.

The block courses include practical components and guest speakers who are specialists in each topic field.

What do I need to bring to block courses?

You will need to bring a pen and paper and covered shoes for the practical components. You will need to bring your lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

What time will the block courses start/finish?

The block course days will start at 9am to allow for travel time. Each day will generally finish at 4pm.

What else do I need?

At home you will need an internet connection and a way to connect to the internet. You may find having a smartphone will help you to easily fulfil your assessment requirements.

How many people will be on my block course?

We have a minimum number of 12 students and a maximum number of 15 for an intake to run. What do I do if I have any other questions, who can I contact?

Jim Smith, Pathway Manager, NorthTec, 09 470 3847 or 027 539 5813  ,

Fencing Contractors NZ team 0508 432 269,  


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