National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills [Level 2] Fee FREE


The National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills is aimed at preparing you for further study in the construction industry.

This National Certificate is a project-based learning programme. Project-based learning allows students 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.


This programme will not be offered again in 2019.

Please contact the trades department to discuss this programme offerings for 2020:

Lynne Turnbull (Hawke’s Bay) Ph: 06 830 1294 Email

Ange Taylor (Tairāwhiti) Ph: 06 869 3082 Email

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

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

Your study pathway could progress onto: NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) [Level 3], NZ Certificate in Carpentry [Level 4].


What you will learn/subject areas:

At the end of the programme students 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 may be part of the application process.

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.