Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills with strands in Allied Trades, Carpentry, and Joinery
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60 - 120
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Building not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wider construction trades sector with work-ready people able to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice who have developed essential transferable skills and underpinning knowledge applicable to a wide range of construction-related trades.

This qualification is suitable for people new to, or intending to enter, the construction trades sector.

The strands recognise the knowledge and skills required of entrants to allied trades, or the carpentry or joinery trades. The allied trades include painting and decorating, roofing, interior systems and exterior plastering.

Graduates will be able to work in the construction trades sector with limited supervision having gained skills and knowledge in health and safety, trade mathematics, hand tools and project work related to different aspects of the construction industry.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work safety and in accordance with compliance and regulatory requirements in the construction trades sector
- Communicate effectively with colleagues and customers within the construction industry
- Read and use specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects
- Perform simple calculations to complete a range of familiar tasks in the construction sector

Graduates of the Allied Trades strand will also be able to:
- Apply generic construction industry terminology and display job role and inter-relationship knowledge while carrying out allied trades tasks
- Identify and correctly use hand tools and materials to complete familiar tasks in the allied trades
- Carry out assigned project work for allied trades

Graduates of the Carpentry strand will also be able to:
- Understand and apply specific carpentry terminology and concepts when carrying out carpentry work in a project environment
- Understand basic building technology, the properties of timber, concrete, steel and composite products, interior and exterior linings and fixings, and apply this knowledge to carpentry projects
- Use construction and installation processes and techniques while carrying out carpentry projects
- Carry out assigned carpentry work in a project environment

Graduates of the Joinery strand will also be able to:
- Understand and apply specific joinery terminology when carrying out joinery work in a project environment
- Apply knowledge of the types of timbers, panel products, fixings and hardware to joinery projects
- Follow the sequence of machining, construction for assembling and installing joinery items while carrying out joinery projects
- Carry out assigned joinery work in a project environment
Education pathways
People undertaking this qualification may:
-be a school leaver
-have attained the Construction and Infrastructure
-Vocational Pathway for NCEA level 2
-build on a pre-trade qualification at Level 1 or 2
-have a background in an area related to the building and construction sector.

The holders of this qualification may choose to continue their education towards a Level 4 qualification in carpentry, joinery or another construction-related allied trade.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to enter employment in trades within the construction industry as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, joiner, plasterer, painter or roofer.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 24 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Ara Institute of Canterbury
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2834
Status Current
Created September 2015
Next Review December 2020
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