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Certificate in Joinery with strand in Timber Stairs

Extend your joinery expertise to suit your employment circumstances.

This programme offers specialisations in four areas: cabinetry, timber door and windows, timber stairs, and laminate fabrication. Depending on your employment circumstances and career aspirations, you can choose one strand, or all four strands if you wish to attain 'craftsman' certification. Your training (which is delivered by way of block courses and evening classes) will fill gaps in your experience that might otherwise have been gained in your workplace.

Part-time 4 years.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students, between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2022. Find out more >

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

OR New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) or equivalent

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

In addition you need to:

be employed in the joinery industry at the time of study. You must enter into a 3-way training agreement between the candidate, employer and Ara.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

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.
  • 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 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 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Speaking
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Listening

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This programme is delivered by Ara to people employed in the industry in an Ara managed apprenticeship. Completion of this qualification gives you the skills to take on more responsibility within Joinery businesses. You could become a supervisor or foreman or even set up your own business.

Study pathways

This qualification enables you to progress into further study of other New Zealand Construction related trades at levels 4,5 & 6.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design

New Zealand Certificate in Joinery-STAI

PART-TIME - 3 Years

Extend your joinery expertise to suit your employment circumstances.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2343
Credits 158
Level 4
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2343-STAI
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

be employed in the joinery industry at the time of study. You must enter into a 3-way training agreement between the candidate, employer and Ara.

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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.

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