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Carpentry 4

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

TC1901

Course Details

  • Rolling start-dates
  • Three years
  • Part-time
  • $600 per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Looking for a career in building? Earn while you learn!

Carpentry 4 is a Wintec/ITAB managed apprenticeship scheme that will get you qualified, and help you get through your apprenticeship. We’ll help you find an apprenticeship, and our qualified tutors and student learning support staff will be there to help you along the way, in order to provide the best support, we'll visit you at your workplace nine times a year.

While you study Carpentry 4 you’ll be working full-time towards your apprenticeship. You’ll attend Wintec three times a year (for one week at a time), and we’ll visit you at your workplace to assess your learning. Unlike other apprentice schemes you are trained by a qualified educator with hands-on class time where you will be networking with other apprentices as well as your time on the building site with your employer.  Class time can vary between block course or night school.

One of the advantages of our programme is that you'll be able to use an app on your phone to take photos of your work for assessment as you go (no need for interruptions!)


What is the ITAB apprentice scheme?

The Industry Training Association – Building (ITAB) apprentice scheme is a New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) initiative that draws on the knowledge and expertise of polytechnics, large construction companies and employers throughout New Zealand.

Students are taught and assessed by professionals with years of industry experience. This means you gain a better, more relevant range of skills that future employers can rely on.

 

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BILD401Carpentry Introduction 1
4
10

 
BILD402​Carpentry Introduction 2
4
10

 
BILD403​Preliminaries 1
4
10

 
BILD404Preliminaries 2
4
10

 
BILD405Interiors 1
4
10

 
BILD406​Exterior Structures 1
4
10

 
BILD407​Walls and Roofs 1
4
10

 
BILD408​Joinery 1
4
10

 
BILD409​Exterior Structures 2
4
10

 
BILD410​Walls 1
4
10

 
BILD411​Exterior Envelope 1
4
10

 
BILD412Support Structures 1
4
10

 
BILD413Support Structures 2
4
10

 
BILD414​Exterior Envelope 2
4
10

 
BILD415​Support Structures 3
4
10

 
BILD416​​Exterior Structures 3
4
10

 
BILD417​​Exterior Structures 4
4
10

 
BILD418Support Structures 4
4
10

 
BILD419Concrete Structures
4
10

 
BILD420Interior 2
4
10

 
BILD421Exterior Envelope 3
4
10

 
BILD422​Exterior Envelope 4
4
10

 
BILD423​Roofs 1
4
10

 
BILD424​Roofs 2
4
10

 
BILD425​Preliminaries 3
4
10

 
BILD426​Preliminaries 4
4
10

 
BILD427​Exterior Envelope 5
4
10

 
BILD428Interiors 3
4
10

 
BILD429Alterations and Additions
4
10

 
BILD430​​Preliminaries 5
4
10

 
BILD431​Capstone
4
20

 

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Career/further opportunities:

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work in a range of construction related roles.

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry are positioned to pathway into postgraduate programmes such as the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related trades (Supervisor L4), New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision L5) and New Zealand Diploma in Construction Management (L6).

Information for employers

Are you looking for a building apprentice? Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you! Email brian.thompson@wintec.ac.nz.

Entry Criteria

 

General Academic Admission

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be required to undertake a Needs Assessment to help identify any support they may need in order to be successful in the programme.
To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5 or equivalent.

 

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Pathways

Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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