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Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Allied Trades Strand (Painting and Decorating)

STARTS: February 2023
Sullivan Ave; Timaru

Gain the fundamental skills to start a career in Painting & Decorating.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

Learn about the correct use of of Painting and Decorating materials, simple measuring and quality techniques, industrial safety, scaffolding, surface preparation, and application techniques including brushing, rolling, spraying and wallpapering.

Note: in order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related environment.

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$1,627 - $2,034 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$163 per year

This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Applications will be processed in the order that they are received. In the event that there are more Applications than spaces available on the programme, a waitlist will be maintained.

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

With this qualification you can gain employment as a brush hand, working under supervision. You can also gain an apprenticeship and complete further training to become a fully qualified tradesperson. Other opportunities include working in home decorating and hardware retail environments.

Study pathways

This qualification enables you to progress into further study of other New Zealand Certificate in Painting & Decorating (Level 4).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Allied Trades Strand (Painting and Decorating)

FULL-TIME - 20 Weeks

Gain the fundamental skills to start a career in Painting & Decorating.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2834
Next Starts February 2023
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 60
Level 3
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2834-ALLT

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$1,627 - $2,034 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$163 per year
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Painting & Decorating - NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Feb - Mon-Wed - Woolston
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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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