Get started in the booming New Zealand building industry with our practical training. Our carpentry programme will get you grounded in the basics and ready to get to work.

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You’ll be trained in every aspect of a house build – including foundations and roofing – so you’re ready for work on the West Coast where our builders do the lot! You’ll even get to build a three-bedroom house alongside your classmates to get a feel for the real job.

The 34-week programme gets you ready for work. It includes three weeks’ work experience with a local West Coast builder, which can often lead to offers of apprenticeships after your training is finished.

Our tutors make sure you know how to handle yourself on a building site. You’ll learn how to use hand and power tools, understand health and safety practices on-site and become more confident and more employable on a building site.

Carpentry qualification


Prepare for a carpentry apprenticeship and a career in construction.


34 Weeks Full-time


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Career potential


Krystal Sardelich-McNutt

Krystal Sardelich-McNutt

Student story

When the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing lockdowns began to affect Krystal Sardelich-McNutt’s career in hospitality, she decided to look further afield for a new role.

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