Carpentry

The selection of carpentry programmes cover the essential knowledge and skills required to springboard into any career in the construction industry. It builds skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. Students can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: building, construction, and plumbing, drain laying, roofing, gas fitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring and joinery.  


Qualifications and Certifications

 

  • National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (level 1) (40 Credits)
  • National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (level 2) (41 Credits)
  • National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills level 2 with level 1 embedded into the programme (level 2) (81 Credits)


Content

 

The National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (level 1) has unit standards covering the following:

 

  • Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills
  • Construction and Mechanical Technologies
  • Generic Technology
  • Hand Tools
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Work and Study Skills

The National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (level 2) has unit standards covering the following:

  • BCATS projects
  • Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills
  • Design - Graphic Communication
  • English
  • First Aid
  • Work and Study Skills

 


Employment and Further Training

 

 

These programmes provide thorough grounding enabling progress to further qualifications in Carpentry like:

  • National Certificate in Carpentry (level 4)
  • Modern Apprenticeships

These programmes allow graduates to gain employment in Businesses like:

  • Commercial and Residential Carpenter

Entry Criteria and Costs

All applicants must meet Qualification specific entry criteria and TEC eligibility criteria - please contact your nearest Skills Update branch for details.

Programmes are generally free of cost for applicants who meet TEC eligibility criteria. 

The Carpentry course is available at the following campuses:

Mangere

Kelston

Onehunga

Papakura