New Zealand Certificate in Joinery

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

Subject area

Carpentry and Joinery


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

It is recommended candidates hold either the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] or the National Certificate in Employment Skills [Ref: 0231] or are able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide commercially competent employees for the joinery sector who are able to operate unsupervised as joiners in specialist or generalist joinery companies working with timber.

This qualification will provide for those individuals who are wishing to work or are already working in the industry as joiners, a credential that will support their career opportunities across a range of companies in the joinery sector.

Graduates of this qualification will have standards of trade practice for joinery that can provide customers with confidence in the products they receive.

The strands in this qualification allow graduates to specialise in areas of joinery.

The optional strands recognise the knowledge and skills required of cabinetry installation and Computer Numerical Controlled machinery.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



Up to $500.00

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Tū i te ora scholarship

Provided by:

Northland Regional Council




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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