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Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Carpentry

STARTS: February 2021
Sullivan Ave, Timaru

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.

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

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$2,400 - $3,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,200 - $4,000 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2021

This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Carpentry Strand

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

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

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2834
Next Starts February 2021
Credits 120
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2834-CARP

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$2,400 - $3,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,200 - $4,000 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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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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