APEX Marquee & Accreditation ​

APEX is a Training and Accreditation scheme designed for persons and companies operating within the Marquee Industry in New Zealand.

In years gone by, New Zealand has had no standard method or system to measure the knowledge, skill or experience of individual marquee riggers. The APEX scheme was developed in 2014 to certify marquee companies and their employees, it is designed so as to provide a level of consistency across the industry and promote quality assurance to users of Marquee, to Councils and Building Control Officers, to Worksafe, ACC and other stakeholders.

The scheme is administered by the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand, who are considered as the peak representative body for Marquee Installation within New Zealand.  Our members include marquee manufacturers, marquee owners, marquee hire companies, and end users.  Accredited APEX certified companies will have trained and accredited staff, they will use compliant products and meet the necessary operational standards, procedures, and safety.

APEX training scheme for marquee riggers

This training programme has been designed to provide three levels of accreditation for Marquee Riggers:



This is the basic Marquee Rigger course and establishes all the fundamentals of your training.



Level 2 is at the advanced rigging course and takes you to higher levels of marquee understanding.



Level 3 is for those people who want to become trainers of marquee erections

Recognising Current Competency and Prior Learning (RCC)

A detailed process is in place to allow experienced marquee riggers to become accredited without completing the training course. Accreditation is awarded in recognition of prior learning, time and experience working within the industry. Application forms can be downloaded here  

An administration fee of $150+GST will be charged for RPL applications.

Queries should be directed to the Association on (07) 5752563.