New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    24 February 2020
    Carpentry Strand


    24 February 2020
    Joinery Strand
    24 February 2020
    Carpentry Strand
  • Length

    40 weeks full-time: 34 teaching weeks plus 6 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Carpentry Strand (120 credits) - $6,344 plus $240 Student Services Levy, Joinery Strand (90 credits) - $4,758 plus $180 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2834 - New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills

Get your building career off to a great start through this comprehensive certificate.

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The popularity of this programme reflects the excellent employment opportunities for graduates.

Two strands are available.

  • If you are looking for a career in either the residential or commercial construction field, and enjoy working outdoors and pulling together big elements to build a structure, then the Carpentry strand is for you.
  • If you would like to work on panel products and the wooden components of buildings like stairs, kitchens, doors and fittings, if you have an eye for detail and working with precise measurements, the Joinery strand is for you.

The programme is supported by the Industry Training Association Building (ITaB) scheme and the BCITO.

As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as entry-level construction site workers, pre-cut factory workers, and in the retail sector of the building and construction industry.

Your tutors are licenced building practitioners and NMIT is also involved with New Zealand Certified Builders, Master Builders and Master Joiners.

NMIT students are strongly represented in the regional and national Apprentice of the Year competitions.

This qualification will assist you in obtaining an apprenticeship.

If you are of Māori descent in Marlborough check out the Whenua Kura Trust partnership(external link) with NMIT providing fees free study for those up to 40 years old.

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