Certificate Only

Have you got Scaffolding unit standards and want the qualification?
You can now apply to have your scaffolding units awarded to a New Zealand Certificate. You will need to provide confirmation from your employer that you have the competencies to gain the qualification.

What you need to do:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 3 (General)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 3 (Proprietary Suspended)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 4
  • New Zealand Certificate in Scaffolding Level 5

Check you meet the entry requirements and that all unit standards are on your NZQA Record of Learning. Without these, we cannot issue a Certificate for you.

The organisation you select will:
  • Check whether you meet all the requirements of the qualification under the Certificate only process.
  • Identify any gaps in your training.

When all the requirements are met, you can complete the required assessment task with your selected organisation.

Applicants with less than two years of work experience must take the one-week practical and theory capstone assessment at TPP.

Applicants with two years or more work experience (practical builds) may have the option of taking a practical and/or theory capstone assessment task with SARNZ. See requirement for each level of qualification below:

  • Level 3: two-years work experience
  • Level 4: three-years work experience
  • Level 5: five-years work experience.

On successful completion of your assessment task, the organisation will give you a letter to confirm your achievement.

You are now ready to submit your application to EarnLearn for the Certificate Only process. You will need to complete and submit the below to EarnLearn via

  1. Training agreement
  2. Application form for Certificate award
  3. Portfolio of evidence including:
    • Record of Achievement – that show you have met all the entry requirements and the unit standards within the qualification
    • Letter from the organisation to confirm you have completed the capstone assessment task
    • Employer Attestation forms
  4. Payment.

Upon successfully submitting your application, you will be sent an email containing a link to pay the application fee via credit card.
We accept Visa and Mastercard credit/debit. Please note, you may request an invoice for your records.

Should you prefer payment via an invoice then please email us on

EarnLearn will then:

  1. Process your application.
  2. Award the qualification to successful applicants.


  • The current processing time is 30 working days. If you do not hear from us after a month, please contact to follow up on your application.
  • Certificates will be posted to the applicant.