Take advantage of the building boom! If you’re eligible for Maori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), then the fees are free. And in just 19 weeks you’ll gain the skills you need to become an apprentice or labourer in construction or allied trades.
If you already have a bit of experience in the construction industry, or have a Level 1 or 2 pre-trade qualification, this programme is your perfect next step. It’s fun, practical and workshop-based, so you’ll learn all the skills you need. With professional tutors and a Careers team on your side it’s a great stepping stone to a career as a plasterer or painter.
This course is now also available at our new Trades West Campus from February 2021.
What will I learn?
What qualifications will I come away with?
Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)
As part of the government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), our Trades courses are now free because they are focused on areas that are important for the New Zealand economy. Find out more here.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)
This course is also 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.