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Child restraint technicians play a very important role in keeping children safe on our roads. For this reason, the child restraint training programme has been linked to a competence-based system.

To become a child restraint technician you need to have trained in the competence-based system.

There are two options:

  • a knowledge-based option
  • a technician option.

Becoming a child restraint technician

Frequently asked questions on becoming a child restraint technician [PDF, 50 KB]

If you have any questions about the competency based system or want to find out how to become a child restraint trainer or assessor then please email karipearcey@outlook.com

Find a child restraint trainer or assessor

If you’re looking to become a child restraint technician, you need to get in touch with a trainer or assessor who can guide you through the training and assessment process. They are listed in the table below.

Child restraint trainers hold (in addition to child restraint technician certification) a range of adult education standards. Trainers (who are also assessors) can both train and assess the competence of new people wishing to certify and assess the competence of those wishing to recertify.

Child restraint assessors are registered with ServiceIQ and hold (in addition to child restraint technician certification) a range of standards around the assessment of adult learning.

Assessors can assess your competence against both the theory and practical standards whether you are 'recertifying' or becoming certified for the first time. People who are assessors but not trainers are not qualified to train new people wishing to certify.

It is possible for people to train as an assessor, without being a trainer.

Assessors and trainers may be employed by a retailer (or other organisation) but they are independent and are free to train or assess anyone.

Frequently asked questions on becoming an assessor/trainer [PDF, 50 KB]

The region listed below is where they are located but many of them train groups outside of their area.

Current trainers and assessors

NameRegionLandlineMobileEmail
Danielle Beh Auckland   021 271 8663 dannybeh@xtra.co.nz
Mary Hall Auckland 09 846 4162 021 176 0372 marynben34@gmail.com
Simone Budel Auckland   021 682 572 simone.budel@plunket.org.nz
Nicole Magnus Auckland   09 813 5098 Nicole.magnus@thlonline.com
Rachael Hannah Auckland and Waikato   021 0816 4855 buckleupfranklin@gmail.com
Donna Tuck Tauranga 07 578 7813 022 601 3301 donna.tuck@plunket.org.nz
Susan MacIlwee Bay of Plenty   021 115 8112 macilwee@xtra.co.nz
Bruce Wilson Wellington   021 466 250 thecarseatdude@vodafone.co.nz
Viv Morton Wellington 04 234 7071 027 645 1146 morton_family@xtra.co.nz
Claire Turner Nelson 03 547 2244 027 275 2786 claire
@babyonthemove.co.nz
Amanda Franklin* Christchurch
Ashburton
Timaru
03 389 7066 027 500 8558 w_franklin100@hotmail.com
Lisa Miller Canterbury 03 343 3489 027 418 1839 info@carseatsolutions.co.nz
Clare McGowan Otago (Mosgiel and Dunedin) 03 484 7735 027 460 5534 claire@sittingsafe.co.nz
Tanya Lonneker Southland     tanya.lonneker@plunket.org.nz

*Available for recertifications only (no initial training or assessments).

How to become a trainer and or a registered assessor

If you are already a competency certified child restraint technician and would like to train as a trainer and/or become a registered assessor within the competency certification process, then please email karipearcey@outlook.com 

Child restraint technician’s manual

Access the Child restraint technician’s manual.

 

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