Certificate in Furniture and Joinery Level 2 Certificate in Furniture and Joinery Level 2

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CertificateFull time - 22 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$1,978- $2,210


February, July


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Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Ensors Road


In this pre trade programme you will learn the basic skills for designing and producing the internal architecture or fixed objects within buildings and simple furniture including hand and portable power tools, selection and use of timber, fixings, adhesives and sealants and the use and maintenance of machinery.

In addition, you will also gain an understanding of theory, calculations, documentation and communication skills, giving you the dynamic knowledge you require to begin an apprenticeship or start work in the furniture or joinery industries.

You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 72 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.
Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • IELTS 6.0 General (no lower than 6.0 in speaking, 6.0
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

You can go straight into industry with this certificate or expand your employment options by completing the Level 3 and 4 programmes.

Study pathways

You can progress to a Certificate in Furniture and Joinery Level 3 or 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Woodwork