New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry Strand) (Level 3)

This programme focuses on all aspects of residential construction. Full-time with student allowances* or part-time with evening classes and weekend practical workshops. Zero Fees for eligible learners*.
*Conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Key Info


Level 3


60 weeks (Part-Time) | 40 weeks (Full-Time)


8 hours per week (Learning Hours - Part-Time)


Eligible Domestic Students




$5,880 or Zero Fees* scholarship options for eligible domestic students

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Course Details

What are the benefits

This level 3 certificate is a pre-entry to a building apprenticeship. As such, it can support you into a job in the construction industry and assist you to gain an apprenticeship. With increasing infrastructure investment in new homes and labour shortage in commercial projects, jobs are plentiful locally and abroad. Increase your skills, employability, and pay check with this level 3 qualification.

Learners gain essential carpentry skills using industry-recognised hand and power tools, thus enabling you to do DIY projects or home renovations.

Study can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, allowing for flexible study around your work and home commitments.

This course is suited to those interested in learning new skills, as well as those thinking about building and construction as a career.

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Students testimonials

“I am pleased to say that I have learned a lot after taking this course. Learning about NZ standards in building and construction has directed me on things that a builder should do and shouldn’t do.”


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