Training & Endorsements

Fencing Contractors Association of New Zealand (FCANZ), the industry body for fencing contractors, has finalised a career pathway and endorsement structure for the rural sector of the fencing industry. Made up of the NZQA Certificate in Fencing (Levels 3 & 4), and the Certified Fencer and Accredited Fencing Contractor endorsements, the qualifications provide expectations of quality standards for the industry and, therefore, surety for those who engage FCANZ-endorsed contractors.

 

NZ Certificate in Fencing (Level 3)

Developed with FCANZ,  the Level 3 programme combines in-work, site visits, online, and block course learning, designed with the hands-on workers of the industry in mind. 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 and maintaining electric and nonelectric rural fences. Have a look at the example schedule here: Level 3 Example Schedule

Check here to see if you are eligible for Fees Fee training. Select Provider-based study in the online form.

Not sure what standards you’ve achieved? Here’s the link to get your NZ Record of Achievement.

For more information, head to NorthTec | Te Pūkenga or email


NZ Certificate in Fencing (Level 4)

Looking to be a fencing supervisor or self-employed fencing contractor? This online programme is for you!
Develop the knowledge and practical skills to design and construct fences, interpret a livestock yard design, construct yards to meet client requirements, and develop the knowledge and skills to lead a team and manage client relationships. This online programme is aimed at experienced fencers who are at, or moving into, a role in a rural fencing enterprise responsible for meeting client fencing requirements.

Check here to see if you are eligible for Fees Fee training. Select Provider-based study in the online form.

Not sure what standards you’ve achieved? Here’s the link to get your NZ Record of Achievement.


FCANZ Certified Fencer Endorsement

Individuals who have achieved NZ Certificate in Fencing Level 4 can apply for the FCANZ Certified Fencer endorsement. This annually renewed endorsement is for those who can prove they have the ability to operate as a foreman supervising staff and overseeing the quality of rural fencing jobs.

Read more and apply here: FCANZ Certified Fencer Endorsement
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FCANZ Accredited Fencing Contractor Endorsement

The Accredited Fencing Contractor endorsement is available to more established businesses and is subject to stringent requirements and a renewal audit. Businesses that have achieved Accredited Fencing Contractor status have proven to the assessment panel that they model industry and business best practice in all facets of their company, including quality of workmanship, health and safety behaviours, and management of employees and sub-contractors. The business principal must hold a NZ National Certificate in Fencing and cannot transfer the business accreditation should they sell their fencing business.

Read more here: FCANZ Accredited Fencing Contractor Endorsement
For more information, email

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