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.
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.