Trades calendar

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

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

2020 dates

Automotive technology
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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 28 September – Sunday 4 October
(2021 dates to be confirmed)
Building, construction and carpentry
Carpentry and construction
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
Semester 1 Monday 27 January – Friday 19 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 18 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October
Horticulture
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 3)
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
Semester 1 Monday 10 February – Sunday 21 June TBC
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Level 4)
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
Semester 1 Monday 17 February – Friday 12 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 4 December Monday 28 September – Friday 9 October
Mechanical engineering trades
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
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
SemesterDatesStudy Breaks
Semester 1 Monday 10 February – Friday 19 June N/A
Semester 2 Monday 27 July – Friday 11 December Monday 5 October – Friday 16 October