Trades calendar

The dates below are provided as a guideline only and end dates may differ depending on your programme of study.

Please contact Ask Me! Student Services for specific course dates.

2020 dates

Arboriculture and landscape construction

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 3)

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Semester 1 Monday 10 February – Sunday 21 June TBC

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4)

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Semester 1 Monday 17 February – Friday 12 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 4 December Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October

New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) with a strand in Nursery Production

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Semester 1 Monday 24 February – Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June – Sunday 26 July
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Sunday 13 December Monday 28 September – Sunday 11 October

New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5) with a strand in Construction

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Semester 1 Monday 17 February – Friday 12 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 4 December Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October
Automotive technology
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Semester 1 Monday 3 February – Friday 27 November Monday 13 April – Sunday 19 April
Monday 22 June – Sunday 26 July
Monday 28 September – Sunday 4 October
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Thursday 18 June 2021 Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October 2021
Carpentry, scaffolding, brick and block laying
Carpentry and construction
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Intake 1 Monday 3 February – Friday 5 June N/A
Intake 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 11 December Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October
Intake 3* Monday 12 August - Friday 18 June 2021 N/A 

*Intake 3 is only for the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with a strand in Carpentry.

Scaffolding, brick and block laying
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Semester 1 Monday 3 February – Friday 12 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 4 December Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October
Electrical trades
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Semester 1 Monday 27 January – Friday 19 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 18 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October
Mechanical engineering trades
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Semester 1 Monday 10 February – Friday 19 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 11 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October
Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying
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Semester 1 Monday 20 January – Friday 5 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 18 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October
Refrigeration and air conditioning
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Semester 1 Monday 10 February – Friday 19 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 11 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October

2021 dates

Arboriculture and landscape construction

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) With strands in Arboriculture and Landscape Construction

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Intake 1 Monday 22 February – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October
Automotive technology

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

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Semester 1 

Tuesday 9 February – Friday 9 July

Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 12 July – Friday 23 July
Semester 2

Monday 26 July – Friday 26 November

Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October
Friday 26 November – February 2022
Building, construction and carpentry
Scaffolding, brick and block laying

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Scaffolding or Brick and Block Laying)

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Semester 1 Monday 15 February – Friday 25 June Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Semester 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October
Carpentry and construction

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with a strand in Carpentry

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Intake 1 Monday 15 February – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

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Intake 1 Monday 15 February – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4)

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Intake 1 Monday 15 February – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5)

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Intake 1 Monday 15 February – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 3 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October
Electrical trades

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

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Semester 1 Monday 25 January – Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 23 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Semester 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 26 November Monday 4 October – Friday 8 October
Mechanical engineering trades

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

ongoing intakes*

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Intake 1 Tuesday 9 February - Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April
Monday 5 July – Friday 23 July
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 26 November Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October

*pending approval

Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3) (Pre-Apprenticeship)

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Intake 1 Tuesday 9 February - Friday 2 July Monday 19 April – Friday 23 April
Intake 2 Monday 26 July – Friday 19 November Monday 4 October – Friday 8 October
Refrigeration and air conditioning

New Zealand Certificate in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trades Assistant) (Level 3)

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Semester 1 Monday 26 July – Friday 17 December Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October