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

with strand in Allied Trades

Dargaville, Whangarei
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The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF; also known as free trades training) supports learners to undertake vocational education and training without fees. The TTAF covers fees until 31 December 2022.

Note: Fees may apply for training continuing after 1 January 2023 on this programme.

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If you’re interested in painting and decorating, you can gain the skills and knowledge at NorthTec to gain employment in the industry. We will teach you all you need to know to get a start in the industry or develop your skills to an advanced level, so you can provide professional and competent service on large or small projects. 

This qualification provides the trades sector with work-ready people able to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice.

What you will learn

Students will be able to:

  • Apply generic construction industry terminology and display job role and inter-relationship knowledge while carrying out allied trades tasks

  • Identify and correctly use hand tools and materials to complete familiar tasks in the allied trades

  • Carry out assigned project work for allied trades.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
BULD3062 - Allied Trades Project 3 20
BULD3060 - Skills for Construction Trades 3 10
BULD3061 - Terminology and Job Role Knowledge 3 10
BULD3059 - Workplace Safety Frameworks and Practices 3 20

Entry Requirements

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.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (with strand in Allied Trades) (Level 3)

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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Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Dargaville: July

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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