Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry)
Part time

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Get qualified while you work

NZ Certificate Level 3 – 120 Credits

Keep working while you study this practical Level 3 certificate. Develop your industry knowledge and skill. From workplace safety, communication and construction terminology, to mastering calculations and basic building technology. Complete real-world carpentry projects and get a qualification to show your skills and experience.

Duration and study options

This course is available part-time on evenings and weekends for a total of 62 weeks.

Credits: 120

Entry requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • A New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident

Course topics:

  • Safety and Compliance (15 weeks)
  • Project Planning (15 weeks)
  • Project Implementation (32 weeks)

Teaching style

Delivered across three weeknight classes (one online and two onsite at our Māngere campus) and a full day class every other Saturday, this course offers:

  • Project based learning demonstrations
  • Workshop practice supported by theory sessions
  • Practical building projects
  • Group work
  • Plenty of feedback and direction, individual support and guidance from industry experienced tutors who know their stuff

What will I learn?

  • Workplace safety and compliance
  • Interpret specifications and drawings
  • Perform calculations
  • On the job communication and teamwork
  • Carpentry terms and concepts
  • Understand basic building technology
  • Employer expectations – and how to meet them
  • Skills development and practice

How will OCA support me?

  • Unique programme tailored to your learning style
  • Learn in a culturally responsive and inclusive environment
  • Ongoing guidance and mentoring
  • Wrap-around Whānau Ora support
  • Easier access to The Fono services

What will I walk away with?

  • A Level 3 NZQA accredited qualification recognised by carpentry and construction employers
  • Transferable skills that will get you ahead in the industry

Course Tutors

Ross Naivaluvou
Ross NaivaluvouProgramme Leader - Construction
Soane Naivaluvou
Soane NaivaluvouLevel 3 Construction Tutor