Certificate in Carpentry Trade Skills (Level 3)

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New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry strand)
32 weeksFree study option*Open to international students

This course aims to arm you with the basic carpentry skills and knowledge you need so you can enter the workforce ready to embark on an apprenticeship. You'll gain lots of basic skills about timber-framed construction, including tools and machinery, and developing practical trades skills.

You'll get hands-on experience at our purpose built trades campuses 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.

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 

This is a full-time study programme to achieve 120 credits, and you can continue with your apprenticeship training to achieve the Level 4 qualification. 

*This course is also part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme. If you are aged 16-24, and meet the course entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE. Limited seats available and only offered at our Auckland Trades and Trades West campuses.

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  • You will learn:

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

  • Construction core skills, health & safety and best practice.

  • Procedures, communications and timekeeping requirements for construction sites.

  • How to use project specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects.

  • How to complete simple building calculations.

  • Construction installation and application processes.

  • FREE for 16-24 year olds!

Course start dates

Trades South

807 Great South Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

May 13, 2024
Aug 12, 2024

Trades West

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

Jul 22, 2024
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