Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Paint & Plaster

Enrolling now for July 2024

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This programme is fees free for eligible students.

Contact our team to find out more or apply now.

Climb the ladder to a new career

NZ Certificate Level 3 – 60 Credits

Get on the ladder to a painting and plastering apprenticeship with this practical Level 3 certificate. Develop your industry knowledge and skill – from workplace safety, communication and painting & plastering terminology, to understanding specifications and drawings to complete projects.

Duration and study options:

This course is available for full-time study for a total of 20 weeks.

Credits: 60

Entry requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • May be a school leaver
  • A New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident

Course topics:

  • Safety and Compliance
  • Project planning & Implementation

Teaching style:

Develop the skills construction employers want by studying in our ‘on the job’ painting and plastering environment.

  • Project based learning demonstrations
  • Workshop practice supported by theory sessions
  • Practical painting & plaster projects
  • Group work
  • Plenty of feedback and direction, individual support and guidance from industry experienced tutors who know their stuff
  • Opportunities for workplace experience after hours and during semester breaks

What will I learn?

  • Workplace safety and compliance
  • Interpret specifications and drawings
  • On the job communication and teamwork
  • Painting and plastering terms and concepts
  • 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 – even once you’re working
  • 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 employers
  • Transferable skills that will get you ahead in the industry
  • You’ll be work-ready; get a job as a labourer or start your painting & plastering apprenticeship

Course Tutors

Viliame Elder
Viliame ElderLevel 3 Paint & Plaster Tutor