What will I learn?

This is a carpentry pre-trade course where students will complete a range of small projects as well as building a three-bedroom house. The course runs three days per week, students are also expected to undertake industry work experience and study for a further 2 days each week. A large percentage of graduates move onto construction industry apprenticeships after completing the programme.

Course Content

Compulsory - student must complete 30 credits

  • CTS301 Health, safety and compliance
  • CTS302 Effective communication
  • CTS303 Plans and specifications
  • CTS304 Calculations

Carpentry Strand - student must complete 90 credits

  • CTS308 Carpentry terminology and concepts
  • CTS309 Building technology
  • CTS310 Carpentry processes and techniques
  • CTS311A Building foundations and flooring
  • CTS311B Building envelope and structural elements
  • CTS311C Building interior

Career Opportunities

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wider construction trades sector with work-ready people who are able to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice, who have developed essential transferable skills and underpinning knowledge applicable to a wide range of construction-related trades.

This qualification is suitable for people new to, or intending to enter, the construction trades sector.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) - Carpentry programme and be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with strand in Carpentry qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) - Carpentry.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) - Carpentry full-time over 34 weeks or part-time over two years.

Study options

Full Time (34 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$14,000.00 (US$ 9,553) per year
Resource fee: NZ $2,000. This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year
Start date

24 January 2022, 23 February 2022, 16 March 2022, 15 August 2022

Venue

SIT Christchurch Campus

60 Waterloo Road,

CHRISTCHURCH,

Hornby,

8042, New Zealand

Full Time (34 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$14,000.00 (US$ 9,553) per year
Resource fee: NZ $2,000. This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year
Start date

14 February 2022, 14 March 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill Campus,

133 Tay Street,

INVERCARGILL,

Invercargill Central,

9810, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age and able to complete the physical requirements of the programme.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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