The New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with a focus on carpentry, aims to arm you with the basic carpentry skills so you are work-ready.
This programme will give you the skills and knowledge you need so you can enter the workforce ready to embark on an apprenticeship. It has a strong vocational focus, so you'll gain lots of basic skills about timber-framed construction, including tools and machinery, and developing practical skills through building re-locatable sheds and houses. You will also have hands-on experience at a construction site through a work-based learning arrangement for at least six weeks, engaged on projects in a commercial housing fabrication environment. You will also learn about the building industry, and the role of contractors and sub-contractors. This is a full-time study programme to achieve 120 credits, and you can continue with your apprenticeship training to achieve the Level 3 qualification.
What will I learn?
What qualifications will I gain?
Course costs include tools, (which you get to keep after you graduate!)
This course is part of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) programme. If you’re Māori or Pasifika and aged 16-40, you might be able to get a scholarship to pay your course fees. You’ll also get one-on-one career coaching, help finding work, and other learner support. You can enroll in the MPTT programme once you’ve gotten into your course, so ask NZMA about how to apply.
Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.
Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.
No set age requirements - Enrolment Advisors will admit students who have a required level of maturity to complete the programme
Students may build on a pre-trade qualification at Level 1 or 2, or have a background in an area related to the building and construction sector
Students must demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy ability required to complete the programme
Students must be physically fit to carry out the practical aspects of the programme