Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
NZQF Level 4

About the course

Carpentry 4 is a Wintec/ITAB managed apprenticeship scheme that will get students qualified, and help them get through their apprenticeship. We’ll help students find an apprenticeship, and our qualified tutors and student learning support staff will be there to help students along the way, in order to provide the best support, we'll visit students at their workplace nine times a year.

While studying Carpentry 4 students will be working full-time towards their apprenticeship. They’ll attend Wintec three times a year (for one week at a time), and we’ll visit them at their workplace to assess learning. Unlike other apprentice schemes students are trained by a qualified educator with hands-on class time where students will be networking with other apprentices as well as their time on the building site with their employer. Class time can vary between block course or night school.

One of the advantages of our programme is that students will be able to use an app on their phone to take photos of their work for assessment as they go (no need for interruptions!)

What is the ITAB apprentice scheme?

The Industry Training Association – Building (ITAB) apprentice scheme is a New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) initiative that draws on the knowledge and expertise of polytechnics, large construction companies and employers throughout New Zealand.

Students are taught and assessed by professionals with years of industry experience. This means gaining a better, more relevant range of skills that future employers can rely on.

Entry requirements

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

Selection Criteria

Candidates may be required to undertake a Needs Assessment to help identify any support they may need in order to be successful in the programme. To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5,5 with no individual band score lower than 5 or equivalent.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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