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Trades

If you’re good with your hands, you like using tools and you enjoy making or fixing things, trades is a good area to get into and it offers great career opportunities.

Demand for skilled tradespeople is high with the Christchurch rebuild in full swing and a significant nationwide housing shortage to address. One of the great things about becoming skilled in a trade is that you can, with experience, become your own boss. By equipping yourself with some business skills you can be self-employed or create a business that employs other tradespeople.

Study Pathways

Our trades programmes are designed to give you the option of starting a job or apprenticeship with good basic skills, or to enter a trade with advanced skills that make you a valuable asset from day one on the job.

Programmes

Carpentry Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

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

1 Year
Starts: February
MULTIPLE
Trades

Introduction to Agriculture Engineering Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Learn the basics of maintaining and repairing farm machinery.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Construction Trades Two Day Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Sample a range of trades experiences with this hands-on introduction to the construction industry.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Construction Trades One Day Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Sample a range of trades experiences with this hands-on introduction to the construction industry.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Electrical Engineering Trades Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Take the first steps towards a career in the electrical industries.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Engineering Trades One Day Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Explore engineering trades and gain a foundation of knowledge for further study.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Automotive and Engineering Trades Two Day (Dual Enrolment)

Explore automotive and engineering while gaining a foundation of knowledge for further study.

1 Year
Trades

Introduction to Automotive One Day (Dual Enrolment)

Experience automotive trades and gain hands-on skills.

1 Year
Trades

Plumbing Vocational Pathway

This pathway provides an overview of the Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying industries for Year 12 and 13 secondary school students.

1 Year
Trades