Carpentry, scaffolding, masonry trades (brick and block laying)

Goodbye fees, study carpentry, scaffolding, masonry trades (brick and block laying) for free.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study our carpentry, scaffolding, brick and block laying programmes for free^.

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Today’s construction industry is calling out for more skilled and qualified workers.

If you want to kick-start your career or enter a carpentry apprenticeship, our programmes give you all the practical experience and knowledge you need. You will graduate ready to work on residential and commercial building projects.

If you've already got on-the-job skills, knowledge and experience, you may be able to get these recognised, and gain credits towards your qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. Visit for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation. Note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs.  Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.