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New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Level 3 – Carpentry

CertificateFull time – 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2834

Domestic

$1,650 - $2,550

Starts

February, July (Christchurch only)

International

$20,620 *

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

* If you’re an international student please enquire with us using the ‘Request Information’ so we can assess your eligibility.

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru

Content

Gain in-demand carpentry skills and apply your learning in the real world with regular work experience on actual construction projects

This programme will equip you with a wide range of practical skills as well as an understanding of carpentry theory, calculations, quantities, drawing, communication skills and related studies. You'll also learn about tools, machines and timber, plus the construction of single and two storey residential buildings and light commercial buildings.

In order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related work environment.

Career opportunities

Starting an apprenticeship is the ideal path to securing a future in the construction industry where you will undertake practical and theory tasks to gain the full trade qualification.

Many qualified carpenters choose to work as a leading hand, a foreman, a construction manager, a project manager within a company structure as well as work as a sole trader and/or contractor.

Study pathways

This programme can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 apprenticeship.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 120 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.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    or

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    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.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

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.