New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
Carpentry 4 is a Wintec, and ITAB managed apprenticeship scheme aimed at getting construction workers qualified while working within the trade. Unique to Wintec, this course teaches theory from a qualified carpenter with hands-on classes and on-site support.
Students need to be working in the building industry full-time, with most learnings taking place on-site through practical work. They will attend block courses three times a year, and our licensed, qualified carpentry tutor will visit students on-site a minimum of five times per year. The block courses can vary in length and may involve day classes and night school. Additionally, students will have access to a mobile app to record their work as they go, making completing assessments easier.
What is the ITAB managed apprentice scheme?
The Industry Training Association Building (ITAB) apprentice scheme is a New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) initiative that combines the best knowledge and professional expertise taught by polytechnics, large construction companies, and employers throughout New Zealand.
Students learn from and are supported by qualified professionals with years of industry experience, gaining a highly sought after, 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 code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| BILD401||Carpentry Introduction 1||4||10|
| BILD402||Carpentry Introduction 2||4||10|
| BILD403||Preliminaries 1||4||10|
| BILD404||Preliminaries 2||4||10|
| BILD405||Interiors 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|
| BILD412||Support Structures 1||4||10|
| BILD413||Support 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|
| BILD418||Support Structures 4||4||10|
| BILD419||Concrete Structures||4||10|
| BILD420||Interior 2||4||10|
| BILD421||Exterior 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|
| BILD428||Interiors 3||4||10|
| BILD429||Alterations and Additions||4||10|
| BILD430||Preliminaries 5||4||10|
Graduates will be trade-qualified upon completion with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of building and construction roles. Graduates are also positioned to progress into specialised courses such as the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor Level 4), New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Main Contract Supervision Level 5), and New Zealand Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6).
General academic admission
There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.
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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