New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Carpentry and Joinery




3 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

All applicants must: Have achieved at least 40 credits in NCEA (Level 1) including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits; or Have achieved Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry strand; or Can demonstrate skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Be employed in the carpentry industry at the time of study and enter into a three-way training agreement between the student, employer and NorthTec. Applicants, for whom English is not their first language, must have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.5; or hold an accepted international equivalence.

Detailed requirements

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


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$1,916 $5,748
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,524 $28,572
Total $11,440 $34,319

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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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 4703555
Fax: (09) 470 3556

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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