Trades and Technology Innovation

Finding a course that's right for you

At NorthTec we offer a wide range of trades and technology courses. If you study with us, you'll benefit from hands-on, practical training delivered at our multi-million dollar Future Trades campus in Whangarei. Our tutors are experienced and dedicated to helping you succeed.

Skilled trades people are in great demand, so why not Enrol Now to kickstart your career!

Available Courses

Automotive Engineering

Love spending time with cars - under the hood as well as behind the wheel? Want to learn to repair and maintain your own car? This course will give you all the workshop time you ever dreamed of, plus a guaranteed career for the future.


Imagine the satisfaction of looking at a house and knowing that you built it. The skills you learn here will be with you for life – whether you use them to step into a carpentry apprenticeship, or to maintain and renovate your own home.

Electrical Engineering

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you like pulling things apart just to see how they work? New Zealand is calling out for talented trades people, and with a qualification in electrical engineering, you will have a range of career paths waiting for you.

Architectural Technology

Are you turned on by great architecture? Does the idea of designing or supervising building projects interest you? Do you enjoy computer work as well as getting out into the landscape and learning to truly look at the buildings and spaces around us?

Civil Engineering

Looking for a career you can build on? Do you have a technical mind and a practical approach? then our diploma in civil engineering could be just the ticket you’re looking for to buy yourself a great future.

Mechanical Engineering

Interested in machinery and construction? Are you a practical thinker keen on fixing and building things? This course will give you the skills and knowledge to kickstart your career.

Take a campus tour

Industry, students and visitors are incredibly impressed with the facility and students are benefiting from Future Trades’ real training for the real world.  The purpose-built Future Trades campus based in the heart of Whangarei’s industrial district is creating invaluable opportunities for students to form links with local industry.