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.

Short Courses and Micro-credentials

Along with our short courses, the School of Trades and Technology have a number of fees FREE Training Schemes on offer to help you upskill for that DIY project, the construction site, workshop or for future career opportunities.

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NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Student and teacher working in industrial trade settings: Trades and Technology | Apprenticeships NZThis hands-on certificate is a balance of theory and practical learning delivered by tutors with vast industry knowledge and experience. You’ll acquire techniques and skills to advance your engineering future in EIT’s state-of-the-art trades’ complex. The areas you’ll learn about include workshop introduction, technical drawing, trade calculations, basic mechanics, core engineering, assembly, basic machining, fabrication and welding.

For more information please contact: Hawke’s Bay: Lynne Turnbull, phone 06 830 1294 or email

Get into Engineering

Engineering Courses @ EIT Trades and Technology trade academyStart your career in one of the fastest growing industries in the East Coast Region.  Mechanical Engineers are in-demand, well-paid with many possible career opportunities.  Possible career pathways are machining, welding, fabrication.  Your qualification is recognised both in New Zealand and overseas.

Tradie’s Perseverance Pays Off

Gender is no limit! Casey Aranui earned her apprenticeships nz through study at EIT's School of trade and technology.When Casey Aranui went looking for work experience for her EIT trades training programme, she was knocked back by a dozen builders.

The reasons she was given, she says, were about gender, but the determined 32-year-old wasn’t about to be deterred and her perseverance has paid off.

Graham Scarfe Builder Ltd offered Casey the opportunity she was looking for, and now, working full-time for the company, she is on track to securing a carpentry apprenticeship.

Talented EIT tradespeople honoured at Rotary Trade Training Awards

May 27, 2022

The achievements of a talented group of tradespeople who learned their trades at EIT, were recognised at the Rotary Club of Greenmeadows and EIT Hawke’s Bay Trade Training Awards 2021 this...

EIT offers evening Architectural Design classes for those wanting to retrain

May 26, 2022

Evening architectural design classes aimed at people wanting to retrain or learn new skills will be on offer at EIT later this year. The classes will form part of the first year of the...

EIT Tairāwhiti Trades Academy grows in popularity

March 30, 2022

A large number of high school students have enrolled in the Trades Academy at EIT Tairāwhiti this year, in a bid to explore vocational careers while still at school. EIT Trades Academy...