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Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Joinery

STARTS: July 2024
Sullivan Ave

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

On this programme you'll learn basic joinery skills such as using tools and fixed machinery, selection and properties of materials including timbers, fixings, adhesives and sealants and how to produce internal architecture and fixed objects within buildings. You'll also gain an understanding of the theory, calculations and documentation skills needed in this industry, and be ready to start a traineeship.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$6,974 - $7,324 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024

The 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

This pretrade qualification will enable you to carry out supervised work in the industry, and help you along the pathway toward full trade qualification. As a graduate of this programme, you can seek work within an established workshop, with a view to gaining an apprenticeship.

Study pathways

Following successful completion of this programme you can pathway into the New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Technology
  • Maths
  • Woodwork
  • Design

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Joinery Strand

FULL-TIME - 30 Weeks

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2834
Next Starts July 2024
Credits 90
Level 3
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2834-JOIN

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$6,974 - $7,324 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2024
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Joinery - NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills V2 (Level 3) - Jul - Mon-Wed - Woolston
Start date: 22 July 2024

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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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