NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 3]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


14 weeks


Level 3


Are you seeking a career in the Infrastructure Industry? The NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works will give you an introduction to road construction. You will have the opportunity to gain your Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods and Forklift endorsements.

You will also have the opportunity to gain your Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller.


Start dates:

  • February (Hawke’s Bay)
  • April (Tairāwhiti)

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Your possible employment opportunities include:

  • Infrastructure Industry
  • Road Construction
  • Traffic Management
  • Forestry Roading
  • Quarry Employment Opportunities
  • Civil Construction

Your study pathway could progress onto: NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 4].


During the NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 3] programme you will learn the following:

  • Health & Safety
  • First Aid
  • Industry Specific Skills
  • Plant and Equipment Maintenance and Operation
  • Site Traffic Management

You are welcome to make an appointment to talk to a teaching staff member about this programme.


Achievement of NCEA [Level 1] or equivalent qualification and have or will gain your Full Class 1 Drivers License within the programme dates.

You must be aged 17 or over and you are required to have a reasonable physical level in order to complete the programme.
An interview may be required.


If English is not your first language a level of English language fluency is required for the programme. This may be demonstrated through successful study of a programme in English, completion of a NZ Certificate in English Language L3, approved scores on IELTS tests (5.0 Academic with no band score lower than 5.0), completion of an EIT assessment.


If you wish to claim credit from previous studies or experiences, you can do so by applying for Cross Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.

  1. Cross Credit is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications. You would apply for Cross Credit if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is based on the assessment of your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and informal learning situations.

Please identify any credit you may wish to be considered as part of the programme application. Please note recognising prior learning may reduce your study load in this programme and impact on your ability to receive funding.