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Trades Taster Day

Entry level

Year 11 (15 years old and over*)

Duration1 day
LocationRotokauri Campus, G block
Total cost $60 (GST inc)

19 March 2021 - Fully booked. Please email to go on our waitlist.

14 May 2021 - Fully booked. Please email to go on our waitlist.

27 August 2021 - Fully booked. Please email to go on our waitlist.

*Due to the workshop health and safety requirements, students need to be at least 15 years old to attend this STAR course.

What is it all about?

Are you interested in learning about a trade? Come and join our Wintec trade tutors for a one day experience to see what it might be like as an automotive technician or construction builder.


Using our late model vehicles, our automotive tutors will lead you through some basic vehicle inspections and activities including such things as:

  • How to check for tyre wear
  • How to read the tyre sidewall information
  • How to safely remove and install a tyre
  • How to check for brake wear for both disk and drum brakes
  • How to check the various vehicle fluids
  • How to change a cambelt


The building industry is booming and learning the fundamental skills to begin a career in the carpentry trade is a great step for anyone wanting the opportunity to complete a huge variety of building work. This can include:

  • Building a dream home
  • Renovating existing buildings
  • Working on multi-storey complexes

Develop your carpentry hand skills and decide for yourself if a career in the building industry is the right choice for you.

What to bring/wear?

  • Enclosed footwear - no open footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Morning tea, lunch and a drink

Are you ready to book?

Students - please talk to your careers advisor as you need to book through your school.

Careers advisors, please go to the Booking Form to book.