Carpentry

Learn carpentry in the workshop and on WelTec's building site. Build a house that will become a family's home. Gain skills in framing, roofing, cladding, internal linings, fitting windows and hanging doors.

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What you will learn

  • Receive on-site work experience in timber framed construction
  • Safely use carpentry hand tools and timber machining equipment
  • Set up timber and metal scaffolds
  • Interpret construction drawings and prepare quantity lists
  • Learn first aid and how to apply safe work practices on construction sites
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I enjoy interacting with the students and seeing their eyes light up when they learn a new skill
Hector
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Career options

  • Carpenter

Further study options

For apprentices. Work towards becoming a qualified carpenter

On Mondays we learn new skills, then perfect them throughout the week
Ihaka
Ihaka, Carpentry student

What your week will look like

Class Possible Class No Class
Study timetable
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Morning
Class Class Class Class
Class Class Class Class
Afternoon
Class Class Class Class
Evening

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Upcoming start dates

  • 4 March 2019
  • 18 March 2019
  • 15 July 2019

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 10 credits at level 1 in each of numeracy and literacy, or equivalent study/work experience. 
  • Physical capability to complete the programme.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the entry criteria as provided on the Under 20 tab.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,949

    In addition, you will need your own set of tools. A smartphone or tablet is required to access online learning resources.

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

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Where will my course be?

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Construction
Offered by:
Ngā whare tapu o Tane-mata-rau-kiri
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with strands in Allied Trades, Carpentry and Joinery
Programme code:
NZ2834
I enjoy interacting with the students and seeing their eyes light up when they learn a new skill
Hector
Hector, Carpentry tutor
On Mondays we learn new skills, then perfect them throughout the week
Ihaka
Ihaka, Carpentry student
Show this YouTube video

WelTec School of Construction 2018