New Zealand Certificate in Joinery.xml New Zealand Certificate in Joinery

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New Zealand Certificate in Joinery

CertificatePart-time, 4 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2343

Domestic

$1,680 - $3,470

Starts

Throughout the year

International

This programme is not available to international students

Credits

158

Course related costs

Please enquire

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road

Content

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.

Please note: This programme includes an apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

Depending on the strands taken, this qualification will enable you to work competently within specialist areas of the trade, manufacturing joinery components such laminated fabrication items, stairs, windows and cabinetry.

Study pathways

Following completion of this programme, you can move into training in supervision or management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 158 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
  • 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

    or

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

Alternative requirements
  • 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. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional 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.
English requirements
  • 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 .

    or

    • 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, Pearson 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be accepted into the programme in the order that applications are received.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

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.