Certificate in Foundation Studies (Carpentry YG).xml Carpentry

Qualifications and courses Study options
Study carpentry

ProgrammeFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Qualification name

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Carpentry YG) Please Enquire

Programme code



NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Construction & Infrastructure

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Programme Content

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

Learn key carpentry techniques and theories for a career in construction.

Your training will be focused on understanding measurements, calculations, quantities, materials and carpentry methods, as well as the use and care of hand and power tools.

You'll also complete 40 hours of workplace learning with a building company in Christchurch.

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

Next steps: To apply for this programme please complete:

  • A Youth Guarantee application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

With further training around core knowledge and techniques in carpentry you'll have the skills to construct a range of objects, from small items like desk drawers to large structures such as buildings.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you can either move on to further training with the Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 or take on an apprenticeship and study at night school.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
13004 Demonstrate knowledge of setting out a building 4 3 3
13000 Demonstrate knowledge of portable power tools used on construction sites 3 4 4
12999 Demonstrate knowledge of timber machining equipment used on construction sites 3 3 3
12998 Demonstrate knowledge of carpentry hand tools 3 4 4
13016 Demonstrate knowledge of the erection and dismantling of scaffolding up to five metres in height 4 3 3
12997 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices on construction sites 4 3 3
6402 Provide resuscitation level 2 7 1 1
6401 Provide first aid 5 1 1
6400 Manage first aid in emergency situations 5 2 2
24357 Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects 1 4 4
13005 Demonstrate knowledge of spot levels and contour plans 3 3 3
13006 Demonstrate knowledge of preparation for footings and slab on ground construction 3 2 2
24379 Demonstrate knowledge of preliminary work needed for construction 1 2 2
24364 Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with building legislation 1 3 3
24382 Demonstrate knowledge of setting out, assembling and erecting timber and steel wall frames 1 5 5
24381 Demonstrate knowledge of floor framing and flooring construction. 1 3 3
24380 Demonstrate knowledge of construction of pile foundations. 1 4 4
13008 Demonstrate knowledge of formwork for footings, foundations, beams and walls up to 1.2 metres. 3 4 4
13031 Demonstrate knowledge of regulations and precautions for demolition work. 3 1 1
13032 Demonstrate knowledge of non-mechanical and mechanical construction equipment. 4 1 1
13010 Demonstrate knowledge of making and placing concrete. 3 3 3
13009 Demonstrate knowledge of fabrication and placing of reinforcing steel and steel mesh. 3 1 1
24362 Demonstrate knowledge of working drawings and specifications for building work 1 3 3
13002 Demonstrate knowledge of timber used in construction 3 2 2