Get your carpentry trade qualification with this flexible building course that can be completed while you work.
You get quality carpentry training so when it comes time to prove yourself as a builder in the real world, you’ll have everything you need.
You are employed as an apprentice by your builder, and enrolled with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology as a part-time student.
We work with employers and supervisors to train their apprentices to be the best possible carpenters, managing the process from start to finish. As an apprentice you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
Off-the-job classes are a mix of night classes, day release, and block courses, with an element of online learning. This totals the equivalent of 40 to 60 days over the four years.
Apprentices can also sign up with ITAB (Industry Training Association Building) which has been set up to help raise industry standards. ITAB membership offers additional benefits like discount vouchers, awards, competitions, scholarships and a Certified Builders’ Due Completion of Apprenticeship certificate. There is a fee of $150.00 p.a. (not included in the course); payable to ITAB.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
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4 years part-time
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- Qualified carpenter
Topics you'll cover
- Carpentry Introduction
- Exterior Structures
- Walls and Roof
- Exterior Envelope
- Support Structures
- Concrete Structures
- Alterations and Additions
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2.
Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.
To be accepted on to this course you must:
- be working in the construction industry as an employee or contractor
- be supervised by someone who is prepared to support the training.
Enrolment into this course will also require you, your employer, and Toi Ohomai to enter into a training agreement.
This agreement will outline the responsibilities of each party to the apprenticeship, and will align with the principles in the Code of Good Practice for New Zealand Apprenticeships.
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 4 years part-time