Course details

National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills
Domestic tuition $0 per year
NZQF Level 2

About the course

The National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills is aimed at preparing you for further study in the construction industry.

This National Certificate is a project-based learning programme. Project-based learning allows students to explore, negotiate, interpret and create quality products. Throughout this programme, you will learn to link theory with practical skills. You will spend most of your day in one of our workshops working with your hands.

Your possible employment opportunities include: Entry level trade pre-apprentice programme.

Your study pathway could progress onto: NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) [Level 3], NZ Certificate in Carpentry [Level 4].

What you will learn/subject areas:

At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Show good work habits and perform safe work practices in a workshop.
  • Safely operate selected portable power and hand tools.
  • Have good work habits with carpentry hand tools.
  • Implement construction methods to complete a task.


Entry requirements

A personal interview may be part of the application process.

This is an open entry programme which means no formal qualifications are required. You must be aged 16 or over and you are required to have a reasonable reading level in order to cope with the programme and to carry out written instruction.

About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland.

Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa.

EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street!

When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.

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