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.

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

NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology

With this programme you will 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 using Archicad and Revit software, from establishing a client’s requirements through to submitting the final designs.

NB: Course fees for the 2022 Evening Class option are currently FREE until 31 December 2022, under the TTAF scheme. The two remaining Year One courses studied in 2023 may be subject to fees ($1,800 approximately). Subsequent years fee will be $3,600 approximately per annum.

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.

EIT | Te Pūkenga recognises success of Māori and Pacific trades training students

December 15, 2022

The achievements of Māori and Pasifika EIT | Te Pūkenga trade training students were celebrated at a special prize-giving held recently. He Pō Whakanui, held at Te Ūranga Waka Marae on...

EIT Chief Executive Chris Collins departs after 18 years at the helm

December 10, 2022

EIT’s long-serving Chief Executive Chris Collins will leave the institute at the end of the month after 18 years at the helm. Mr Collins has been Chief Executive of EIT since 2004 and when...

EIT has paved the way for Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti students to achieve career goals

November 29, 2022

Opinion By Stephen Hensman Amid one of biggest reforms in a generation in vocational education, which has seen EIT become part of Te Pūkenga, the new New Zealand Institute of Skills and...