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Certificate in Building (Level 4) - 26 Weeks

  • Start date 8 May 2017
  • 26 weeks full time
  • Fee free if under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training 
  • For all other intakes the location will be: Wintec Rotokauri Campus in Hamilton and surrounding work sites
  • Matamata, Morrinsville


Wintec carpentry student Manu Fisi’ihoi spoke to the Waikato Times recently as part of an article on the booming property market calling out for more building apprentices to keep pace with demand. Manu talked about what motivated him to get into building, how he’s finding training and his hopes for the future. Read more

This programme gives students the theoretical knowledge and the introductory practical skills that are valued by employers selecting new apprentices. The programme will include:

Weeks 1 – 8

Students will spend their first eight weeks and Wintec, developing work ready skills in:

  • Work readiness
  • Communication skills
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Noho/fono
  • Drug testing
  • CV and personal presentation skills

Weeks 9 – 17

Students will spend nine weeks at Wintec learning the compulsory content associated with:

  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • First aid
  • Communications skills
  • Timekeeping
  • Correct and safe use of hand tools
  • Power tools and machines used in carpentry
  • Safe working procedures on construction sites

Weeks 18 - 26

Students will then spend 8 weeks working and learning full time on the real work sites of one of our partner employers.

For MPTT the Entry Criteria is

Students must be 16 – 40 years old, Maori or Pasifika with proof of ethnicity. Maori students do not need to belong to specific Iwi and will require strong support from Family and Friends

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

Applications can be made here

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