New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry


Subject area

Carpentry and Joinery




4 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The qualification is designed to provide the building and construction industry with trained people who have achieved the practical skills and knowledge required to construct, repair and install building structures to the level required of a commercially competent carpenter.

This qualification is for people working as carpenters, and for people intending to work as carpenters in the construction industry.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic 10 credits at NCEA level 1 in each of numeracy and literacy , or equivalent study/work experience . English Language (for international students) International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency , issued within the last two years, of IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 with the General , Workplace , or Academic endorsement , or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF related Rules (Rule 18). For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language evidence of language competency may be required. Other Applicants must: Be work ing in the construction industry as an apprentice or trainee . Be supervised by someone who is prepared to support the training. Enter into a training agreement between the apprentice, employer, and WeiTec. The agreement will outline the responsibilities of each party to the apprenticesh ip, anc will align with the principles in the Code of Good Practice for New Zealand Apprenticeships .

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


4 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$1,441 $5,762
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,993 $23,974
Total $7,434 $29,736

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (0800) 944 847
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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