Building & Construction Courses
If you are a beginner wanting to learn core building and carpentry skills or are interested in preparing for an apprenticeship; our Building & Construction courses cater to a broad range of students. Master fundamental building skills at level 1 or 2 or complete our level 3 programme to graduate with a broader understanding of the construction-related trades.
Limitless learning and opportunities
Skills Update offers you a complete training programme from a beginner to pre-apprenticeship level. You will receive theoretical knowledge as well as practical building and carpentry skills. Our three building courses independently cater to a students’ diverse needs (ranging from entry-level jobs in the building and construction industry to gaining the skills necessary for renovations or DIY projects). By completing each course, you get well-rounded training in residential construction, with an option to pursue further studies in the field. Our courses will help you to confidently enter the workforce as a hammer hand or trainee builder or carpenter and will support you to secure a carpentry apprenticeship. The skills gained will help you forge a career in a variety of construction-related fields. You will learn to use industry-recognized hand and power tools to furniture and small buildings. If you are not able to commit to a programme full-time, you have the option of completing some courses part-time, thus giving you time to juggle your studies with work and home commitments. When it comes to preparatory courses for building apprenticeships, students can trust Skills Update to provide a well-rounded educational experience. With increasing infrastructure investment in new homes, and a labour shortage in commercial and residential projects, plenty of jobs and carpentry apprenticeships are available in NZ. Click on ‘Apply’ and take the first step towards becoming a builder in NZ!