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

Programme highlights

If you’re keen to become a builder but don’t already have an apprenticeship, this qualification can help get you into the construction industry.

This practical, project-based programme will provide you with a solid foundation of all the knowledge and skills required to begin a career in building.

Included are the basics in workplace safety, trade terminology and concepts as well as the fundamentals in construction and installation processes and techniques. You will also complete a series of projects ranging from the preliminaries, foundations and support structure through to the interior linings and finishing work for a building. All completed work must also meet the appropriate consenting, quality and compliance requirements.

As a graduate of this programme you can go on to become an apprentice carpenter or a labourer under supervision. You will also be able to continue your studies with the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).

This programme will be held at our well-equipped workshops in Otara where you will work with experienced tradesmen who will introduce you to all the basic skills for the trade.

You will receive a start up tool kit of essential equipment you need to complete your studies. The image below is indicative and not an exact representation of your tool kit. In particular safety boots will not be included and you will need to supply these yourself.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February and July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $5,600 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2834
Duration

One year

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$21,000(approx.)
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 will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

This programme is designed for people who are beginning a career in the construction trade sector.  On complete you will have entry level skills to enter the construction trade as a carpentry/building apprentice or labourer working under supervision.

Programme structure

Workplace Safety Frameworks and Practices: This course aims to introduce students to the legislative frameworks and requirements for workplace safety in the construction industry and requires students to select and consistently apply safe working practices and effective communication skills as they undertake project based work

Skills for Construction Trades: Students will identify, read, and use specifications and drawings and calculation skills that underpin effective practice in the construction industry

Carpentry terminology and concepts: This course aims to introduce students to fundamental carpentry concepts and carpentry terminology when carrying out carpentry tasks

Building Technology and Properties: In this course students will explain a range of basic building technologies and outline the properties of building materials/products and linings that are used in a variety of carpentry projects

Construction and Installation Processes and Techniques: Students will identify and apply a range of construction processes and installation processes and techniques when carrying out carpentry tasks

Carpentry Project: Preliminaries: Students will complete preliminary work  for building site layout  for a identified building project

Carpentry Project: Foundations and Support Structure: Students will identify and carry out foundation and support structure work for a identified building project

Carpentry Project: Frames, Structures and Exterior Envelope: Students will complete frame and related structures and exterior envelope work for a defined carpentry project

Carpentry Project:  Interior Linings and Finishing: Students will complete interior lining and finishing work and comply with consenting, quality and compliance requirements for a defined carpentry project

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

Upon graduating you could enter an apprenticeship with the ITO, or remain with MIT to complete the next level qualification. Apprenticeships in the construction industry include New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) via the ITO or MIT.

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Offered by

School of Building and Civil Construction

Need help applying?

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

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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.