National Certificate in Industrial Rope Access

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Industrial Rope Access (Elementary Rope Skills Level 3)Overview:Vertical Horizonz New Zealand offers this full qualification. We are able to conduct this training at our premises or yours, as well as arrange suitable facilities throughout the country.

The standard delivery period is 10 working days, however we are offering this course based on a 6 day training package (with pre course study), therefore minimising the time a trainee is away from their position. This qualification has been written to provide the Industrial Rope Access Industry with a nationally recognised qualification. In this programme the group has directly avoided specifying technique; we recognise for example that there are many ways to ascend and a large variety of equipment to choose from. The purpose of the assessment is to confirm that the candidate can ascend safely using equipment that meets the specifications. We believe that this allows for greater diversification of technique among those who obtain this qualification. Theoretical sessions will be conducted during the course. You will need to be physically fit to pass the practical components of the assessment as you will be spending the majority of the time on ropes carrying out practical tasks and skill sets.

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Goleman Group Training

Goleman Group Training

The vast industry and training experience of Goleman offers a complete package for meeting training requirements and hands on/usable knowledge to pass on to students. Goleman Training is able to deliver training on-site or at one of our dedicated training locations along with all of the relevant equipment to cater to your health and safety needs.

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IRATA Training

5th Point Training


We run IRATA International (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) Courses at least once a month, for the entire year. All courses are available to individuals, or to companies. We are able to cater to large group bookings, at our dedicated training facility located in Petone, and are able to travel to you should you require. We guarantee that we will never cancel a course.
All three levels of our internationally recognized courses are five days each, comprising of four days of Training, covering all aspects of rope access from basic rope techniques through to advanced rescues, and one final day of assessment carried out by an independent IRATA Assessor.
As well as the above courses, we offer the NZQA Safe Working at Heights unit standards 23229 & 15757 free to all candidates as part of their IRATA course.
5th point are also accredited to run assessments for the IRAANZ Certificate of Competence for both levels three and four. These assessments can be run as part of your IRATA International Assessment or as a separate stand alone assessment depending on the needs of our candidates.

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  • Contact Details

    Dave Humphreys
    5th Point Lead Instructor
    General Manager for New Zealand
    IRATA Equipment & Standards Committee Member

    Ph: 04 586 7002