Otago Polytechnic

 ITAB Carpentry Apprenticeships

Looking to become a carpenter, site supervisor, building project manager, construction firm owner or self-employed builder?

Learn from professionals and gain sought after skills with a carpentry apprenticeship pathway brought to you by Otago Polytechnic and Industry Training Association Building (ITAB). This apprenticeship option allows you to work in the construction industry as an employee under the supervision of someone who is prepared to train you. At the completion of your apprenticeship - which allows you to earn while you learn - you will achieve a respected and in demand qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).

The apprenticeship addresses industry standards and provides students with the full support of regional coordinators.

STUDY PATHWAYS

You can undertake the one-year the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry which will prepare you with the skills needed for industry. Completing this programme also means that you will only attend two weeks of block cours training in your third year (Block courses are provided for apprentices who have not completed a full-time Construction Trade Skills pre-trade programme).

Alternatively, if you can find your own construction employer who is prepared to take you on as an apprentice you can enter directly into the apprenticeship scheme and undertake compulsory block courses and practical on-site apprenticeship assessment.

different options in joining

 

PROGRAMMES

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Central
  • 3.5-4 years
  • Level 4
  • Starts flexible
  • Apply now

Want to become a carpenter, site supervisor, building project manager, construction firm owner or self-employed builder? Learn from professionals and gain sought after skills with a carpentry apprenticeship pathway brought to you by Otago Polytechnic and Industry Training Association Building (ITAB).

New Zealand Carpentry Apprentice Challenge

Once a year, Otago Polytechnic holds a regional carpentry apprentice challenge. The winner of the regional competition gets to compete at the New Zealand Carpentry Apprentice Challenge, held each year at the national Certified Builders Conference


Grant Beel

Apprentice Manager


027 436 3908


Matt Thompson

ITABS Coordinator


03 470 4382