New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (Level 1)

This programme is the first step for young learners wanting to explore a career in building and construction industry.Study full-time and learn the basics of building and construction. Usually studied in conjunction with Level 2.

Key Info


Level 1


12 weeks (Full Time) or 24 weeks (Part Time)


40 (400 Learning Hours)


Eligible Domestic Students


Mangere, Papakura, Henderson


Zero Fees (conditions apply)

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Course Details

What are the benefits

This level 1 programme is designed to provide a taster of the construction and building industry. Develop entry level skills and knowledge by building timber projects such as garden furniture.

This programme starts you on your journey towards being a builder or carpenter, and there are many job opportunities in the booming construction industry.

This is a full-time programme that runs Monday to Friday, helping to prepare you for entering the workforce or further studies once you graduate. Increase your skills, employability, and paycheck as you progress sequentially from Level 1 to 3.

Eligible youth learners will have access to additional support like travel allowances, safety gear and uniforms.


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Students testimonials

“I love the learning environment. Everyone gets to learn, there’s no distraction around, everyone’s helping each other around, and Josh is great, our branch manager here in Takanini (Papakura)”,


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