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New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Allied Trades strand (Plasterboard)

CertificateFull time – 20 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$1,650 - $2,550


February, July


This programme is not available to international students



Course related costs

Please enquire



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road


Start your career in the construction industry with sought-after plasterboard skills.

This programme will prepare you to work as an assistant to a plasterboard fixer or finisher. Skills you'll gain include: installing and stopping plasterboard; reading plans; identification and ordering of materials such as stopping and finishing compounds; exposure to suspended ceiling installation and partitioning construction; working as a team, and work based communication skills.

You'll also gain first aid and Site Safe certification, and you'll work on several full size projects to enhance your skills in a work realistic environment.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry. English Language requirements may apply - see below.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment. For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

    Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. In the event that there are more applications than places available, a waiting list will be maintained.

Next steps

Please complete

  • an Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

Once you've completed this qualification you'll have the skills needed to start your career as an assistant or apprentice. With experience you can progress to a leading hand, or become self-employed.

Study pathways

You can continue to develop your skills with an apprenticeship or the National Certificate in Interior Systems.

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