New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) - Carpentry

1 Year

Kick-start your career and prepare for an apprenticeship or a job on construction projects.

Tradie life is all about building your ultimate lifestyle, working hard with your mates and creating things that you are proud of.

Prepare for an apprenticeship or a job as a labourer on construction projects with this programme. You’ll learn the theory and practice underpinning construction, and transferrable knowledge like reading drawings, performing calculations and understanding carpentry terminology.

What you will learn

Students will be able to:

  • Work safely and in accordance with compliance and regulatory requirements in the construction trades sector
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers within the construction industry
  • Read and use specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects
  • Perform simple calculations to complete a range of familiar tasks in the construction sector.
  • Understand and apply specific carpentry terminology and concepts when carrying out carpentry work in a project environment
  • Understand basic building technology, the properties of timber, concrete, steel and composite products, interior and exterior linings and fixings, and apply this knowledge to carpentry projects
  • Use construction and installation processes and techniques while carrying out carpentry projects
  • Carry out assigned carpentry work in a project 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.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Dargaville
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry Kawariki Consultants
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry Kawariki Consultants
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 22, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Ngāwhā
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 22, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Kaitaia
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 22, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Whangārei
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 22, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Dargaville
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry - Kawariki Consultants
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry - Kawariki Consultants
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
June 20, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Whangārei
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
June 20, 2024
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$2,738
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

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.

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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.
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