As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.
Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.
Do you want to become a builder?
This qualification is for anyone wanting to start out in the construction industry who doesn't have an apprenticeship.
You will get hands-on experience building projects and gain skills to operate power tools and hand tools.
When you graduate, you will have the practical experience to get a job as an apprentice carpenter or labourer under supervision.
You will receive a tool kit of equipment you need to complete your studies.
Please note the image below is not an exact representation and safety boots will not be included. You will need to supply these.
Aspects of this programme are physically demanding, please talk with an Ask Me! agent if you face fitness or mobility challenges.
|Start Month(s)||February, July|
|Study Location(s)||MIT TechPark|
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Available (eligibility criteria applies)|
One year (full-time)
|Study Method||Three days per week|
|International Fees||Not available to international students|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Available (eligibility criteria applies)|
|Qualification||New Zealand Certificate|
Information is correct as at February 2021. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. 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 Limited 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.
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ 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.