Course details

Carpentry 4
NZQF Level 4

About the course

Are you working in the building industry and want your carpentry trade qualification? This flexible course will allow you to become a qualified carpenter while working in the construction industry under the supervision of your employer, who is willing to support you as an apprentice. 

Learning takes place on-site at your workplace through practical work and tasks. Our licensed, qualified carpentry tutors do site visits to check your work and assessments, then sign off your modules. 

You will need to attend three week-long block courses each year. The block courses can vary in length and may involve day classes and night school. As a student, you will also have access to Moodle, our student learning platform, to upload your work evidence and access resources. 

Benefits of this managed apprenticeship include:
  • Earn as you learn
  • On-the-job training
  • Flexible start times
  • Access to online learning resources
  • Support from qualified professionals

About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.