Construction Trade Skills Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with strand in Carpentry
This one-year, fees-free course will help you develop your technical knowledge, as well as your practical skills relating to many aspects of building and the construction industry. Our graduates go on to become carpenters, builders, project managers, and much more.
View programme modules
|Module code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
| BILD307||Carpentry Terminology||3||10|
| BILD308||Basic Building Technology||3||10|
| BILD309||Construction and Installation Processes||3||10|
| BILD310||Building Foundations Project||3||20|
| BILD311||Building Envelope and Structural Elements Project||3||20|
| BILD312||Building Interiors Project||3||20|
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience, they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, plasterer, painter, or roofer. They may wish to register as a Licensed Building Practioner.
General academic admission
There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.
a) 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.
b) 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, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.
As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
Year 1 students starting July 2021
Date: Monday 26 July 2021
Location: Student Street, G block, Rotokauri Campus
What you will need
Please ensure you have your safety boots and glasses on this first day.
Students will need to purchase their own safety gear and also tools - tool list as follows:
- Steel cap boots
- Hammer 20oz
- Tape measure auto-lock 8m kp85
- Punch nail 3/32 2.4mm
- Folding rule bevel 1m
- Combination square contractor grade
- Chisel impact m750 32mm
- Pro nail bar 250mm
- Builder's apron
- Earmuff class 5 26db safety extra
The most important equipment for you to buy is safety boots. These must be steel-capped. Students must have safety boots and safety glasses before they can begin any practical sessions in the course.
If you are having difficulty with purchasing the tools above, please speak with your tutor in the first week.
How to find your way around
Parking and bus information
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.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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