New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Roll up your sleeves, and become a qualified carpenter with this three year managed apprenticeship.

If you enjoy being physically active and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, this could be the programme for you. No two days are the same in this energetic and exciting working environment. You’ll learn all aspects of the construction trade and the knowledge you need to succeed in this industry.

This is an in-work learner programme, so you must be employment in the construction industry or seeking an employer who is willing to support you in this programme. Study will take place in the evenings, while employers and tutors will verify your competency through site visits. You will be visited on site at least once a term but more if required.

Once qualified, you will be able to further your career into supervisor roles with qualifications such as the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervision) (Level 4) or New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5).

Flexible study option

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,100 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2738
Duration

Three years

Study Method One night per week and work place assessment
Credits 320
International Fees NZD$21,000(approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be qualified carpenters.  

They may go on to further roles such as site supervision, project management, contracts management, quantity surveying, business owner, building inspection and assessment, tutor or training advisor.

Programme structure

Core Skills 1: Students will learn to use carpentry hand tools and equipment safely

Core Skills 2: Students will develop the skills to safely use a range of hand tools, power tools and scaffolding

Legislation: Students will gain an understanding of the legislation governing safety, quality and compliance within the building industry

Basic Industry Skills: Students will develop skills of reading plans, measuring and calculating quantities, and principles of framing

Building Science 1: Students will learn the principles of thermal and acoustic insulation, adhesives and sealants, construction programming.

First Aid: Students will learn the management of first aid situations on a construction site setting and gain first aid certification

Building Science 2: Students will learn the principles of weather tightness, concrete, retaining walls

Foundations 1: Students will learn principles of site establishment and foundations

Concrete and Steel: Students will develop the skills to place reinforcing steel and concrete on building sites

Structures 1: Students will learn about, and carry out wall framing, roof framing and trusses

Envelopment 1: Students will learn, and carry out fitting and fixing of exterior claddings, joinery and hardware

Core Skills 3: Students will develop the skills to carry out preliminary work and set out buildings

Foundations 2: Students construct foundations

Structures 2: Students will develop the skills to construct building structure

Envelopment 2: Students will fix cladding and install joinery

Interiors: Students will install insulation, linings and fix trim

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Graduates of this qualification may choose to continue their education with the following:

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Offered by

School of Building and Civil Construction

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.