Trades and Technology

EIT’s School of Trades and Technology provides students with the skills and qualifications to help access a career in the workplace.

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NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a productive member of an architectural design team.  The NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology provides practical learning to undertake the whole process of producing architectural drawings, from establishing a client's requirements right through to submission of the final designs.

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Jason Taylor, Graduate

A chance to upskill brought with it an added bonus for builder Jason Taylor. The owner and operator of JT’s Building Services is on the cusp of graduating with the supervisor level five course, and while he was there to gain qualifications, one of the best parts of the two year course was the networking between students.  Taylor, who has been in the industry for around 12 years, is already looking to do the level six diploma.

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Todd Rogers

Todd Rogers

After leaving Central Hawke’s Bay College, Todd signed up for a carpentry apprenticeship in the New Zealand Army.   During his 15-year service, he was the army’s construction manager with responsibility for as many as 52 apprentices in training.

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Try all the Trades

Get a 'taste' of all the trades, Certificate in Applied Practical Skills - Trade Skills provides students with an introduction to carpentry, electrical, automotive, mechanical engineering and collision repair.

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Specialist Facilities 

Purpose designed and equipped with state-of-the-art teaching technology, EIT’s newest building reflects an innovative approach to trades training. The new facility provides a ‘hands on’ learning environment for over 190 students per week.

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Knowledge is a Power Tool

After completing the Certificate in Introductory Trade Skills (Carpentry) at EIT... Read More


Students Assist Vanuatu’s Cyclone Recovery

EIT students who helped rebuild cyclone-lashed medical centres in Vanuatu have returned... Read More


New Diploma in Architectural Technology

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EIT students help in with rebuild in Vanuatu

An EIT team of students and staff is making good progress in Vanuatu where they are... Read More

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