Certificate in Carpentry Trade Skills (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry strand)
32 weeksFree Study Options

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. Get hands-on experience at our purpose built trades campus building a prefabricated timber sleepout and even a two bedroom home.  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. 

  • You will learn:

  • Construction core skills and best practice

  • Safe use of hand and power tools, and safe working procedures on construction sites (so you'll be ready to start onsite work as soon as you graduate)

  • Learn about timber-framed construction, the principles of construction and all the fundamentals to build a house - foundations, framing, roof framing, exterior cladding, interior lining and trim

  • Workplace health and safety

  • Workplace communications and timekeeping requirements for construction sites

  • Learn how to interpret and use project specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects

  • How to complete simple building calculations 

  • Construction installation and application processes

  • Learn about the building industry, and the role of contractors and sub-contractors. 

  • Carpentry project 

Course start dates

Trades West

Parrs Park, 443 West Coast Road, Oratia, Auckland 0602

Jan 31, 2022
Jul 25, 2022


807 Great South Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Feb 7, 2022
Mar 21, 2022
Apr 18, 2022
Jun 6, 2022
Jul 25, 2022
Oct 10, 2022