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

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1 year
Rotokauri Campus
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Course details


Students in this programme will gain skills and knowledge in health and safety, trade calculations, hand tools, and project work related to different aspects of the construction industry.

What you'll study

Students will study four core modules, and complete all modules in the Carpentry strand.

Core modules:

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Communication Skills
  • Plans and Specifications for Simple Projects
  • Construction Calculations

Carpentry strand:

  • ?Carpentry Terminology
  • Basic Building Technology
  • ?Construction and Installation Processes
  • ?Building Foundations Project
  • Building Envelope and Structural Elements Project
  • Building Interiors Project

Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, plasterer, painter or roofer.

Entry criteria

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

English language requirements

  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).


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