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You can get a head-start in your career in builidng & construction and gain credits towards the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4). Work experience within the local industry is an important part of the programme. Our facilities & tutors are excellent, with graduates being highly regarded by employers.
The NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) Level 3 is a pre-employment programme which offers you practical studies and provides a pathway to a career in the construction industry.


If you want a career in welding, machining & fabrication, study a New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and kick start an apprenticeship. You could earn a good wage as a technician doing something you really like. You will get real world workshop experience with local firms during work experience.


Make the most of your talent for problem solving and gain essential electrical engineering skills for a future career in the electrical industry. This is your first step towards landing an apprenticeship and becoming a fully qualified electrician.
Upon completion, you'll be able to continue your training as part of a three to four year apprenticeship scheme with an employer leading to registration as an electrical tradesperson.