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What will I learn?

Tap into the building boom! In just 19 weeks you’ll gain the skills you need to become an apprentice or labourer in construction or allied trades.

If you already have a bit of experience in the construction industry, or have a Level 1 or 2 pre-trade qualification, this programme is your perfect next step. It’s fun, practical and workshop-based and is a great stepping stone to a career as a plasterer or painter.

You will learn:

Workplace safety frameworks and practices

Skills for construction trades

Painting and plastering compliance, terminology and roles

Allied trade (painting and plastering) project

Applying coatings and finishes to a Level 4 (industry standards) finish

Study options

Full Time (19 weeks)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected July 2023


Trades Napier Campus

58 Ford Road,



4110, New Zealand

Full Time (19 weeks)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected July 2023


Otahuhu Campus

12-16 Gordon Road,



1062, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Meet the minimum requirements of the NZMA Entry Assessment

Have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.

Must be physically able to complete the practical aspects of the programme by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely in a simulated work environment which may involve working safely at heights and in confined spaces.


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