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Carpentry 4

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

TC1901

Course details

  • Rolling start-dates
  • Three years
  • Part-time
  • $771* per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Are you working in the building industry and want your carpentry trade qualification? This flexible course will allow you to become a qualified carpenter while working in the construction industry under the supervision of your employer, who is willing to support you as an apprentice. 

Learning takes place on-site at your workplace through practical work and tasks. Our licensed, qualified carpentry tutors do site visits to check your work and assessments, then sign off your modules. 

You will need to attend three week-long block courses each year. The block courses can vary in length and may involve day classes and night school. As a student, you will also have access to Moodle, our student learning platform, to upload your work evidence and access resources. 

Benefits of this managed apprenticeship include:
  • Earn as you learn
  • On-the-job training
  • Flexible start times
  • Access to online learning resources
  • Support from qualified professionals

​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 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).

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 alan.warburton@wintec.ac.nz.

Disclaimers

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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Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - payment and permits may be required. Learn more about parking and find out about bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

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