Access Trades

Strategic Reference Group

About the Access Trades Strategic Reference Group (SRG)

The Access Trades SRG represents several prominent industries in New Zealand, including:

  • Cranes
  • Scaffolding
  • Rigging
  • Industrial Rope Access
  • Lifting Equipment
  • Exterior Cleaning

Currently, the Access Trades SRG comprises 15 members, including experienced individuals representing industry associations, Waihanga Ara Rau, and education providers.

The Access Trades SRG has been in operation since October 2022, and its areas of focus include:

  • the lack of industry data on workforce demographics
  • the increasing demand for skilled operators and workers
  • the removal of TTAF subsidies and the subsequent drop in learner numbers
  • the quality of training and assessment.

To learn more about the Access Trades SRG, get in touch with Katherine Ricketts.

Workforce Development Plans
Access Trades

Workforce Development Plan

In collaboration with industry, mainly through this Strategic Reference Group, we’ve developed a workforce development plan for the sector that includes recommendations that will enable the workforce to thrive. It also includes valuable data insights and forecasts about the workforce, employment and learners.

Find out what qualifications and standards development work is currently underway for Access Trades.