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

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CertificateFull time – 9 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2834

Domestic

$1,650 - $2,550

Starts

February, May, July

International

This programme is not available to international students

Credits

90

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

Content

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

On this programme you'll learn basic joinery skills such as using tools and fixed machinery, selection and properties of materials including timbers, fixings, adhesives and sealants and how to produce internal architecture and fixed objects within buildings. You'll also gain an understanding of the theory, calculations and documentation skills needed in this industry, and be ready to start a traineeship.

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 90 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
  • The programme has open entry but English language requirements apply.

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.

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

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applications for study will be processed in the order that they are received.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This pretrade qualification will enable you to carry out supervised work in the industry, and help you along the pathway toward full trade qualification. As a graduate of this programme, you can seek work within an established workshop, with a view to gaining an apprenticeship.

Study pathways

Following successful completion of this programme you can pathway into the New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design