Carpentry Level 3 (Youth Guarantee) Carpentry Level 3 (Youth Guarantee)

A-Z study guide
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry strand) (YG)

ProgrammeFull time – 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry strand) (YG) Advised on enrolment

Programme code

NZ2834

Starts

February

Ara credits

120

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

Provider

Christchurch - Ensors Road

For more information

Email engagement@ara.ac.nz

Programme Content

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

Youth Guarantee programmes are FREE* and a great way to learn practical 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 you're planning on leaving school.

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.

*Funding availability dependent.

Programme Credits

You'll receive Ara credits for this programme, these are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, 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

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An Admissions and Enrolment form

Application Documents

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
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