Builder working on roof

Carpentry 4

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

TC1901

Course details

  • Rolling start-dates
  • Three years
  • Part-time
  • $600 + $150 ITAB fee per year
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Carpentry 4 is a Wintec/ITAB managed apprenticeship scheme that will get workers qualified and help them get through their apprenticeship. 

It is preferred that students are already working in the building industry and ready to start their apprenticeship, but we can help find an apprenticeship if required. Our qualified carpentry tutors and student learning support staff will be there to help learners along the way. In order to provide the best support, the training manager will visit learners at their workplace a minimum of nine times a year.

While studying Carpentry 4, students will be working full-time towards their apprenticeship. They’ll attend Wintec three times a year (for one week at a time), and we’ll visit them at their workplace to assess onsite learning. Unlike other apprentice schemes, students are taught the theory by a qualified carpentry educator with hands-on class time where they will be networking with other apprentices as well as spending time on the building site with their employer.  Class time can vary between block courses, day release classes or night school.

One of the advantages of our programme is that students will be able to use an app on their phone to take photos on-the-go for their record of work eliminating 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 gaining 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 alan.warburton@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

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

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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