New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Carpentry strand.xml New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Carpentry strand

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New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Level 3 – Carpentry
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CertificateFull time – 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2834

Domestic

$1,650 - $2,550

Starts

February, July

International

This programme is not available to international students

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students

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.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 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.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
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

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application documents

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