New Zealand Certificate in Frame and Truss Detailing

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Building not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

All demonstration of graduate profile outcomes must be in accordance with the relevant legislation, including:
- Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
- Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995
- Building Act 2004
- Resource Management Act 1991
- New Zealand Building Code
- NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings
- Building Act 2004
- Building (Forms) Regulations 2004
- Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
- Fire Service Act 1975
- Historic Places Act 1993
- Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987
- Fair Trading Act 1986
- Construction Contracts Act 2002.

TEOs offering programmes leading to this qualification must maintain currency with amendments to, and replacement of, relevant legislation, regulations, rules and Australian/New Zealand Standards.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the frame and truss detailing sector with people who have attained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and aptitude to work proficiently as frame and truss detailers.

Graduates will be capable of operating unsupervised to perform wall frame and roof truss detailing for building projects that meets the needs of the industry. Achievement will recognise the skills of people entering the profession or who are already employed as frame and truss detailers and will provide career opportunities for people in allied building and construction trades.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 381 6430
Fax: (04) 381 6431

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