Flexible learning - Carpentry

Study Carpentry Trades with flexible learning.

Full-time study isn't possible for everyone so we've developed varying course structures to make it easier for you to get qualified. As a guideline, one credit equates to approximately 10 hours of learning which may include a mix of classes, online learning, workshops or work place learning.

  • Get qualified in 3 years part-time
  • Evening classes
  • Apply and demonstrate learnings in the work place.
Course structure

Evening classes - 70%

Classes give students valuable contact time and the opportunity to develop their skills alongside other students and lecturers. It gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and get direction for the next week of learning.

  • In person - on campus at MIT Otara
  • 1 night a week

Work place learning - 30%

  • Students are expected to be able to apply and demonstrate learnings in the work place.
  • Employers and tutors will verify the students’ competency through site visits.
  • Students will be visited on site at least once a term.
Speed up your qualification


At MIT, we understand that learning comes in all forms — that’s why we’re proud to offer study pathways that recognise the value of your previous work, education and life experience.

Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

The process is simple and we work with you to work out what we can tick off based on your experience.

Find out more here


If you have previous tertiary study (even if you haven’t completed a formal qualification/didn’t graduate), you may be able to cross credit this study to a programme at MIT. Contact us to discuss this as part of your application.

Choose your subject
Programme Full/part time Traditional classes Evening classes Work place learning
New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) Part time

Study is not a case of one size fits all. Our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to help. Whatever your situation and needs, we can give you personalised advice on how to make study work for you. Get expert and personalised advice. Contact us or request a call-back.