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ASSOCIATION OF WALL & CEILING INDUSTRIES MEMBERSHIPS

Quality Interiors by qualified tradespeople.

AWCI NZ is a trade association which represents the interests of building professionals and organisations operating in the wall and ceiling industries.

Our members include contractors, tradespeople, manufacturers and suppliers in the drywall, fibrous plaster, proprietary partitions, tiling, suspended ceilings and fibre-cement linings industries within New Zealand. We count some of the country’s largest and most influential construction organisations as members. AWCI was established to represent the interests of members and their customers for interior wall and ceiling lining systems and related products.

The Association was formed in 1992 as the Interior Systems Association incorporating existing trade groups of suspended ceilings, plasterboard and fibrous plaster. The name of the association was changed in November 2005.

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Certified Tradesman Membership
(Individual Membership)

For individuals who are Trade Qualified or would like to become Trade Qualified Upon acceptance you will become known as a Certified Tradesman member. Note: It is the Associations rule that if you invoice your services or have any employees as a contractor in any of the interior systems trade classes, you are deemed to be a business and therefore must apply for and be granted Business Membership before the Certified Tradesman membership will be issued. The membership will be issued in your personal name at the same time as the Certified Business membership card.

Certified Business Membership Benefits:

  • You will receive a “Certified Tradesman” registration Card.
  • You will be a full member of the Association.
  • You will be placed on a register of those Trade Qualified in Interior Systems Trades.
  • You will have access to a range of AWCINZ merchandise products, which excludes business products.
  • You will have access to a Contracts, Payments, Disputes Helpdesk.

Certifed AWCI Trade Qualified Member

The Association will certify that the holder of Certified Tradesman membership either has Trade Qualifications or has achieved the strict standards required by the Association to be accepted as Trade Qualified.

This is not a guarantee of your workmanship on individual jobs.

Certified Tradesman Membership Criteria

You must hold a National Certificate in an Interior Systems Trade. The definitions of Trade Classes within the registration system follow current National Certificates as listed below and you must indicate the skills in which you are qualified. 

AFI Access Floors Installation 

FCLFin Fibre Cement Linings Finishing 

FCLFix Fibre Cement Linings Fixing 

FPI Fibrous Plaster Fixing & Finishing 

FPMan Fibrous Plaster Manufacturing 

PBFin Plasterboard Finishing 

PBFix Plasterboard Fixing 

PPI Proprietary Partitions Installation 

SCI Suspended Ceilings Installation

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Trainee Membership
(Individual Membership)

For those participating in an Interior Systems National Certificate Training Programme or training programme recognised by AWCINZ. Upon acceptance you will become a Trainee member. Benefits;

Trainee member. Benefits:

  • You will be a non voting member of the Association.
  • You will have access to a range of AWCINZ merchandise products excluding business products.

The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries of New Zealand Inc. does not guarantee your workmanship on individual job sites. Membership is Free. You will not have the right to Vote at Meetings.

You may only remain a Trainee member while you are training under an interior systems Training programme agreement recognized by AWCINZ (the period of free membership may not exceed 3 Years)

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Certified Business Membership

Any person or company who conducts their business as a sole trader, a partnership, or as a private or public company and who carries on their business as a contractor in the Interior Systems trades can apply for business membership.

The Association will only refer customer inquiries to Certified Business Members Before you or your business can apply to become a business member you must first undertake the following

    1.  

Business Members must first undertake

    1. Be a Certified Tradesman Member or want to become Trade Qualified

OR

    1. If you are the owner/Director of the business and you are not a Certified Tradesman member and do not qualify to become a Certified Tradesman member, you should engage a person who is trade qualified or is eligible to become a Certified Tradesman member in a project Supervisory or Management role. This requirement is at the discretion of the Membership Committee. AWCI has a subsidised process to assist experienced tradespeople become trade qualified – ask us about it!
    2. You must have a satisfactory trading record for at least 12 months. Your business must be able to provide satisfactory trade references from suppliers and references from clients for whom you have carried out work..
    3. Membership approval is at the discretion of the membership committee.
    4. You will have access to a range of AWCINZ merchandise products.

Certified Business Membership Card

Trade Skills Your Certified Business Membership Card will show the trade skills for the business.

These will be based on the trade skills on the Certified Tradesman of the person supporting this application – refer 1. 2. or 3. above.

If you have more than one partner or manager with Certified Tradesman membership with different skills they may be entered on the application form to go on your card.

On your application form you should agree to maintain Certified Tradesman Members with these skills in key positions in your company. This at the discretion of the Membership Committee. Benefits

      1. You will become a Certified Business and receive a platinum Registration card identifying your business as a “Certified Business“The Association will only refer customer’s inquiry to Certified Businesses.The Association does not guarantee your workmanship on individual job sites.
      2. You will have access to a range of business benefits:
      • Listed on AWCINZ Website
      • Access to a dispute assistance process
      • Access to a range of AWCINZ Merchandise
      • Access to Contracts, Disputes, Payments Helpdesk
      • Access to Business Advice Helpdesk

Certified Business Membership Card Benefits

This at the discretion of the Membership Committee. Benefits

      1. You will become a Certified Business and receive a platinum Registration card identifying your business as a “Certified Business“The Association will only refer customer’s inquiry to Certified Businesses.The Association does not guarantee your workmanship on individual job sites.
      2. You will have access to a range of business benefits:
      • Listed on AWCINZ Website
      • Access to a dispute assistance process
      • Access to a range of AWCINZ Merchandise
      • Access to Contracts, Disputes, Payments Helpdesk
      • Access to Business Advice Helpdesk

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