Fees-FREE | NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 3]

Study Options



1 year


Level 3

Get essential skills for today's industry!

Are you seeking a career in the Infrastructure industry? The NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works will give you an introduction to road construction. You will have the opportunity to gain your Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods and Forklift endorsements.

You will also have the opportunity to gain your Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February (Hawke’s Bay)
  • April (Tairāwhiti)

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Your possible employment opportunities include:

  • Infrastructure Industry
  • Road Construction
  • Traffic Management
  • Forestry Roading
  • Quarry Employment Opportunities
  • Civil Construction

Your study pathway could progress onto: NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 4].


During the NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works [Level 3] programme you will learn the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • First Aid
  • Industry Specific Skills
  • Plant and Equipment Maintenance and Operation
  • Site Traffic Management

You are welcome to make an appointment to talk to a teaching staff member about this programme.


Academic Criteria Required

Achievement of NCEA [Level 1] or equivalent qualification and have or will gain your Full Class 1 Drivers License within the programme dates.

Standard Entry Criteria

You must be aged 17 or over and you are required to have a reasonable physical level in order to complete the programme.  An interview may be required.

English Language Entry Requirement

If English is not your first language a level of English language fluency is required for the programme. This may be demonstrated through successful study of a programme in English, completion of a NZ Certificate in English Language L3, approved scores on IELTS tests (5.0 Academic with no band score lower than 5.0), completion of an EIT assessment.

Entry with Credit

If you wish to claim credit from previous studies or experiences, you can do so by applying for Cross Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.

  1. Cross Credit is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications. You would apply for Cross Credit if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is based on the assessment of your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and informal learning situations.

Please identify any credit you may wish to be considered as part of the programme application. Please note recognising prior learning may reduce your study load in this programme and impact on your ability to receive funding.







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 scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.