National Certificate: Rigging

About the Programme:
This is a dual apprenticeship programme as per the Centre of Specialisation curriculum. Click here to read more

A Rigger is someone who uses hoists and pulleys, including lifting, moving and transporting, positioning, pulling and securing of heavy equipment, machines and oversized loads.

Job Opportunities:
The size and weight of the loads a rigger is responsible for moving can vary greatly, from large-scale machines in factories and on oil rigs to even x-ray machines in hospitals. If a load needs to be hoisted by arcane or overhead gear like a pulley or hydraulic jack, a rigger is required.

Riggers can be found in varying industries, everything from manufacturing and oil and gas to the movies. Riggers are also employed by industries such as mining, ship building, construction, power and telecommunication, and hospitals, just to name a few. The load moving, rigging industry can be broken down into 3 general categories: Load Movers, trucking Companies, and Crane Companies.

Duration:                    
3 year programme

Curriculum:                
Apprentices are required to complete Knowledge Modules and Practical Modules at the College. The Work Place Modules are done with employers.

Admission Requirement:       
Before registration at the college, it is a requirement that the Apprentice is linked to an employer.

Upon completion:      
After completing the three year training the Apprentices are trade tested.

Offered at:                  
Swartklip Campus

Programme:   

Knowledge Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

651501-000-00-00-KM-01

The world of the rigger.

3

8

651501-000-00-00-KM-02

Shielded metal arc welding and gas-cutting.

2

3

651501-000-00-00-KM-03

Tools and equipment.

2

7

651501-000-00-00-KM-04

Engineering materials, drawings and sketches.

2

5

651501-000-00-00-KM-05

Scaffolding, working at heights, fall protection systems and ladders.

2

16

651501-000-00-00-KM-06

Supervision of scaffolding operations up to 6m.

3

11

651501-000-00-00-KM-07

Access scaffolding inspection.

4

10

651501-000-00-00-KM-08

Ropes, knots, bends and hitches, lashings, attachments and splices.

2

10

651501-000-00-00-KM-09

Steel wire ropes.

3

8

651501-000-00-00-KM-10

Winder ropes, safety detaching hooks and sheave wheels.

4

11

651501-000-00-00-KM-11

Basic slinging and lifting, and load securing operations.

2

15

651501-000-00-00-KM-12

Slinging and intermediate lifting methods.

3

25

651501-000-00-00-KM-13

Lifting equipment and machines (excluding hand powered lifting devices).

3

6

651501-000-00-00-KM-14

Advanced lifting methods.

4

24

651501-000-00-00-KM-15

Management-related activities.

4

4

 

 

 

 

Total knowledge credits for the Qualification

163

Practical Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

651501-000-00-00-PM-01

Work safely and respond to emergencies.

2

4

651501-000-00-00-PM-02

Fabricate simple components, manufacture basic rigging hand tools using hand, power and measuring tools and equipment.

2

16

651501-000-00-00-PM-03

Arc weld and gas cut metals.

2

5

651501-000-00-00-PM-04

Interpret engineering drawings.

2

3

651501-000-00-00-PM-05

Work at heights.

2

4

651501-000-00-00-PM-06

Erect and dismantle scaffolding, and use ladders.

2

8

651501-000-00-00-PM-07

Supervise scaffolding operations up to 6m.

3

8

651501-000-00-00-PM-08

Inspect access scaffolding, Level 4, 8 Credits.

4

8

651501-000-00-00-PM-09

Work with fibre rope, make a steel wire rope specimen.

2

8

651501-000-00-00-PM-10

Work with steel wire ropes.

3

9

651501-000-00-00-PM-11

Work with winder ropes and sheave wheel.

4

9

651501-000-00-00-PM-12

Sling, lift and secure loads for transportation.

2

13

651501-000-00-00-PM-13

Sling complex loads and use intermediate lifting methods to lift loads.

3

36

651501-000-00-00-PM-14

Lift loads using advanced lifting methods.

4

38

651501-000-00-00-PM-15

Perform management-related tasks.

4

5

 

 

 

 

Total practical credits for the Qualification

164

 Work Experience Modules:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

651501-000-00-00-WM-01

Processes to implement fall protection plans and install lifelines, Level 2, 8 Credits.

2

8

651501-000-00-00-WM-02

Processes to erect and dismantle access scaffolding up to 6, Level 2, 12 Credits.

2

12

651501-000-00-00-WM-03

Processes to supervise scaffolding operations up to 6m, Level 3, 12 Credits.

3

12

651501-000-00-00-WM-04

Processes to sling, lift and secure loads using basic lifting techniques, and to work with fibre and steel ropes.

2

40

Total Work Experience credits for the Qualification

72

Construction, Chemical and Marine Context:

Module Number

Module Title

Level

Credits

651501-000-00-00-WM-05

Processes to sling, lift and secure loads using basic lifting techniques, Level 2, 40 Credits.

2

40

651501-000-00-00-WM-07

Processes to lift loads using intermediate lifting techniques, and work with, steel wire ropes, Level 3, 68 Credits.

3

68

68651501-000-00-00-WM-09

Processes to lift loads using advanced lifting techniques, and to examine and replace a winder rope and sheave wheel, Level 4, 84 Credits.

4

48

84651501-000-00-00-WM-11

Workplace fundamentals and health and safety processes, Level 3, 8 Credits.

3

8

Total Work Experience credits for the Qualification

164

 TOTAL CREDITS FOR YEAR ONE: 559