Carpentry strand: 40 weeks full-time - 34 teaching weeks plus 6 holiday weeks. Joinery strand: 30 weeks full-time - 26 teaching weeks plus 4 holiday weeks.
Carpentry Strand (120 credits) - $6,472 plus $240 Student Services Levy, Joinery Strand (90 credits) - $4,854 plus $180 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
NZ2834 - New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3)
Get your building career off to a great start with a qualification that prepares you for the workforce.
|This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)|
Set yourself up for an apprenticeship or entry-level job in the building and construction industry with this popular programme.
You can choose to specialise in:
Carpentry is more suited to students who enjoy working outdoors on large-scale construction projects. Joinery is more suited to students who have an eye for detail and enjoy working with precise measurements. Both specialisations have excellent job prospects in New Zealand and globally.
As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as an entry-level construction site worker, pre-cut factory worker, and in the retail sector of the construction and joinery industries.
The qualification will also assist you in obtaining an apprenticeship.
NMIT’s tutors are Licenced Building Practitioners with extensive industry experience and our top-notch facilities include a carpentry barn and enclosed construction yard.
Our students are strongly represented in the regional and national Apprentice of the Year competition, which speaks to the real-world education available at NMIT.
The programme is supported by the Industry Training Association Building (ITaB) scheme and the BCITO.
If you are from Marlborough and of Māori descent, you could be eligible for fees free study through the Whenua Kura Trust partnership(external link).
During the programme you will be working with tools on real life building projects.
Read Levi's story below that has led to his successful construction career.
You will be spending some time in the classroom learning the theory before putting what you have learnt into practise in the workshop.