CONSTRUCTION

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry Strand)

This programme will enable graduates to:

  • Work safely and in accordance with compliance and regulatory requirements in the construction trades sector
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers within the construction industry
  • Read and use specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects
  • Perform simple calculations to complete a range of familiar tasks in the construction sector.

Duration: 40 WEEKS

LEVEL: 3

CREDITS: 120

CONTENT

  • Core 301 Health and safety legislative framework, carpentry hand tools, personal protective equipment, hazards and control methods, sourcing information
  • Core 302 First aid in emergency situations, carpentry power tools, working with parties, effective communication
  • Core 303 Basic plan drawings, project specifications simple calculations
  • Carpentry 301 Terminology and concepts
  • Carpentry 302 Preliminary carpentry work requirements
  • Carpentry 303 Foundation works
  • Carpentry 304 Basic building technology for timber framing
  • Carpentry 305 Exterior wall claddings
  • Carpentry 306 Interior lining and finishing work
  • Carpentry 307 Demolition work

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

  • Building, Construction and Allied Trades qualification at Level 2, including NCEA Level 2 Vocational Pathway in Construction and Infrastructure sector or equivalent knowledge and skills is preferred.
  • All applicants must be 16 years of age or over and be able to demonstrate that their Literacy and Numeracy levels show a readiness to succeed in this course.
  • Applicants are also required to show a readiness or interest in the building, construction and allied trades area.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 NZCEL L4 (Academic)
  • Any equivalent Internationally Recognised English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students recognised by NZQA

PATHWAY

CAREER PATHWAY

Graduates of this qualification will be able to enter employment in trades within the construction industry as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, joiner, plasterer, painter or roofer.

EDUCATION PATHWAY

The holders of this qualification may choose to continue their education towards a Level 4 qualification in carpentry, joinery or another construction-related allied trade