New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 4)

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Looking to be a fencing supervisor or self-employed fencing contractor? This programme is for you!

Get the knowledge and practical skills to design and construct fences, interpret a livestock yard design, construct yards to meet client requirements, and develop the knowledge and skills to lead a team and manage client relationships.

This programme is aimed at experienced fencers and are at, or moving into, a role in a rural fencing enterprise which has responsibility for meeting client fencing requirements.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Design and construct fence lines to meet design and client specifications.

  • Interpret a livestock yard design and construct a livestock yard to meet design and client specifications.

  • Facilitate teamwork and client relationship management using a range of effective interpersonal skills.

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to the New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 4), applicants must:

  • have at least two years industry experience

It is recommended that applicants have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 3) as a pre-requisite.

Applicants, for whom English is not their first language, must have a General or Academic Score IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or hold an accepted international equivalence.


New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Level 4)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Block courses/mixed mode


31 Weeks

Start Dates

NZ-wide: TBC

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $1,955

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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