Gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to enter an apprenticeship in the construction industry

Programme Overview

The aim of the programme is to prepare students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to enter an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

With close links to employers, successful graduates will have significant advantage when seeking employment. Class times for semester one and two are Monday to Wednesday, 8 am–4 pm where possible, and follow the primary school holidays. 

Programme Outline

The programme covers practical trade skills (with underpinning theory) in the following:

  • use and maintenance of carpentry tools and equipment including hand tools, portable power tools, machine tools
  • erecting profiles, setting out and levelling houses exercises
  • sub-floor framing
  • erecting frames and trusses
  • erecting ceilings
  • construction of framework as required
  • site safe certificate
  • first aid
  • health and safety

Entry Requirements

10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or equivalent

Youth Guarantee places may be available; Youth Guarantee entry criteria applies, please contact us

International students
Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)

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