FREE | NZ Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills [Level 2]

Study Options



15 weeks (including 1 week break)


Level 2

Build a great career in construction

The NZ Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills [Level 2] is aimed at preparing you for further study in the construction industry.

This NZ Certificate is a project-based learning programme. Project-based learning allows you to explore, negotiate, interpret and create quality products. Throughout this programme, you will learn to link theory with practical skills. You will spend most of your day in one of our workshops working with your hands.


Various start dates throughout the year – please contact the Programme Secretary for your region.

Hawke’s Bay: Lynne Turnbull | Phone: 06 830 1294 | Email:
Tairāwhiti: Ange Taylor | Phone: 06 869 3082 | Email:

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Your possible employment opportunities include: Entry level trade pre-apprentice programme.

Your study pathway could progress onto:

  • NZ Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) [Level 3]
  • NZ Certificate in Carpentry [Level 4]


At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Show good work habits and perform safe work practices in a workshop.
  • Safely operate selected portable power and hand tools.
  • Have good work habits with carpentry hand tools.
  • Implement construction methods to complete a task.


A personal interview is part of the application process. We want to talk with you to make sure this is the right programme for your needs.

This is an open entry programme which means no formal qualifications are required. You must be aged 16 or over and you are required to have a reasonable reading level in order to cope with the programme and to carry out written instruction.



EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.