New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

4 Years
Throughout Northland

This ITAB managed apprenticeship will get you qualified as a carpenter.

Want to become a qualified carpenter?

This ITAB managed apprenticeship is ideal if you are already employed in the construction industry but don’t yet have a formal building qualification. You’ll combine both theory and practical workshop knowledge, through attending block courses at NorthTec | Te Pūkenga, with on-the-job training from your employer.

Looking for pre-trade training? Check out our Level 2 and Level 3 construction courses

What you will learn

Theory units are delivered in small tutorial groups backed up with practical workshop experience. There will be time-tabled on-site visits and assessment of practical units.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Understand and apply a broad practical working knowledge of the fundamentals required in the carpentry trade in order to undertake all carpentry work, including; tools and equipment, materials, the legislative framework, regulatory requirements, drawings and specifications, building types, methods of construction, building science, building mathematics, and communication.
  • Competently plan and carry out all aspects of establishing and maintaining construction sites including preparatory demolition and set out for buildings.
  • Competently plan and carry out all aspects of the construction of; framed and solid foundations, and retaining walls.
  • Competently plan and carry out all aspects of wall, roof, ceiling, column, post, beam and portal construction to form frames and structures of buildings.
  • Competently plan and carry out all aspects of roof claddings, joinery and wall claddings.
  • Competently plan and carry out all aspects of insulation, linings, finishing trim, joinery, hardware and sound control systems.
  • Self-manage on-going learning and supervise the learning of others with a responsibility to maintain the professional standards of the construction industry.
  • Operate competently and unsupervised to the required safety, technical, quality and productivity standards expected in a commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

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

All applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old at the time they commence the programme.
  • Be able to read, write and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • Be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be working in the construction industry as an employee or contractor.
  • Be supervised by someone who is prepared to support the training.
  • Enter into a training agreement with the employer and NorthTec which outlines the responsibilities of each party.

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

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Register your interest
Throughout Northland
New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
Dates:
On demand
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees (2022):
$1,000
International
International Fees (2022):
Price:
TBC
Register your interest for this programme.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
ITAB
.
ITAB is an initiative of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand that combines the best of the professional skills taught by polytechnics with the practical, on-the-job training given by employer builders.

ITAB provides 8000 hours of extensive practical experience and solid theoretical training giving apprentices a broad set of valuable professional skills.

Applicants or their employers do NOT have to be members of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand.

This qualification supports the knowledge and skill requirements of the Carpentry class of the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
Contact us
Need more information or have a question? We're here to help.
Get in touch