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Carpentry 4

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

TC1901

Course details

  • Rolling start-dates
  • Three years
  • Part-time
  • FREE under TTAF
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

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 will be working full-time with the majority of learnings taking place on-site through practical work. They will attend block courses three times a year, and our licensed tutor will visit students on-site a minimum of nine 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, which makes completing assessments easier.

If you are interested in this course but are not currently working in the construction industry, please contact us. Our experienced tutors can guide and connect you with industry partners for potential opportunities.

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 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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Pathways

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

Your first day

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What you will need

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

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

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

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. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

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