Residential Scaffolding Course (13016,13053)


The residential scaffolding training course is specifically designed for the building industry and for scaffold work within residential areas.  This will give attendees the knowledge and skills to work safely to erect non-notifiable and prefabricated frame scaffolding up to five metres in height.  This course complies with many code and act requirements within the building industry (see below).

Please note, this is only for scaffolding up to five (5) metres in height, which does not require a Certificate of Competence or notification to WorkSafe NZ.

Who should attend

Those completing this programme are likely to be those involved in construction and related industries who erect non-notifiable scaffolding for their own immediate use and the use of those working with them. This is ideal for building and residential based construction. This programme is not intended for those wanting to to become professional scaffolders.  

Please refer to our National Certificate in Scaffolding (Elementary). Other scaffolding course options are available for Low-Level Scaffolding 9184.

Course Outcomes

A the end of a residential scoffolding training course you will be able to:

  • Erect, alter, maintain, inspect and dismantle scaffolding up to five metres in height
  • Undersand procedures for erecting and dismantling timber, metal, tube and frame scaffolding up to five metres in height
  • Competent in completing work operations on site.

This Course Complies With...

  • Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act 1992 and HSE Regulations 1995
  • Building Act 2004
  • Resource Management Act 1991
  • New Zealand Building Code
  • NZS 3604:1999 Timber Framed Buildings and AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for Scaffolding
  • Best Practice Guidelines for Scaffolding in New Zealand (BPGFS),
  • Manufacturer’s operating instructions.


  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required. 
Please refer to the terms and conditions for more information on these course pre-requisites

Note: Those intending to enroll in this programme should note that work in the scaffolding industry often takes place at height and therefore requires a relevant level of physical fitness and ability to work at heights.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
13016 Demonstrate knowledge of the erection and dismantling of scaffolding up to five metres in height 3
13053 Erect and dismantle scaffolding up to five metres in height 6

AMS Group's residential scaffolding training course meets the requirements of unit standards shown above.


2 Days (8:30am-5.00pm).


Course Fees

$515.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.