Construction & Joinery

Your future is in your hands with a career in New Zealand’s booming construction and joinery industry.

Clayton Anderson
Clayton has been working with the team at NMIT since he was in Trade Academy, now he's a first-year apprentice.

These skills are in high demand in New Zealand and NMIT can prepare you for a successful career with several pre-trade programmes providing you with foundational skills, and the best chance of securing an industry apprenticeship.

You can choose to specialise in Carpentry or Joinery and gain a qualification that will prepare you to walk straight into the workforce.

With strong built industry relationships throughout the Top of the South region, NMIT also offers a tutor managed apprenticeship programme that will see you working full-time in industry while attending block courses to become a fully-qualified building professional.

Our facilities are top-notch and designed to emulate a real-world working environment. You’ll get to put your training into action in NMIT’s carpentry barn, joinery workshop and enclosed construction yard.

Kickstart your Construction and Joinery career at NMIT

  • Our tutors are Licenced Building Practitioners with extensive industry experience.
  • Carpentry apprenticeships are supported by New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) and Industry Training Association Building (ITaB).
  • NMIT is a business member of New Zealand Certified Builders - the only Institute of Technology to hold this status.
  • NMIT is also involved with Master Builders and Master Joiners.
  • NMIT students have strong representation in regional and national Apprentice of the Year competitions.
  • Choose your career path with separate Carpentry and Joinery strands.
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