Institute of Technology or PolytechnicNelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Get your building career off to a great start through this comprehensive certificate.
The popularity of this programme reflects the excellent employment opportunities for graduates.
Two strands are available.
The programme is supported by the Industry Training Association Building (ITAB) scheme and the BCITO.
As a graduate, you will be qualified to work as entry-level construction site workers, pre-cut factory workers, and in the retail sector of the building and construction industry.
Your tutors are licenced building practitioners and NMIT is also involved with New Zealand Certified Builders, Master Builders and Master Joiners.
NMIT students are strongly represented in the regional and national Apprentice of the Year competitions.
This qualification will assist you in obtaining an apprenticeship.
Career opportunities & pathways
Once you graduate, you will be able to follow safe working practices in a carpentry workshop and perform basic operations with hand, power and machine tools.
You will be qualified to work as entry-level construction site workers, pre-cut factory workers and in the retail sector of the building and construction industry.
This qualification will assist you in obtaining an apprenticeship and completing the practical requirements towards the National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).
You can complete your apprenticeship through NMIT as part of the NMIT Managed Apprenticeship programme.
Nelson: Joinery Strand
Richmond: Carpentry Strand
This programme has open entry.
English language requirements:
If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance, you are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below.