Start your career in construction. Try out different trades. Gain your NCEA Level 2 in 17 weeks. Study fees free. Prepare for work in one of New Zealand's fastest-growing sectors. All your learning will be on-site. It’s a practical course and you’ll work on real projects.

What you will learn

  • You’ll learn starter skills in a range of trades
  • Carpentry. Landscaping. Painting. Glazing. Plumbing. Roofing. Electrical
  • Gain the skills to work on a construction site
  • Learn how to safely use and maintain tools
  • Make building calculations
  • Choose appropriate building materials
  • Learn where to purchase materials from
  • Understand health and safety
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Career options

This course provides a great start for a construction career and is a good way to prepare for an apprenticeship.

  • Carpenter
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Painter/decorator
  • Plumber
  • Gas Fitter
  • Brick and Block Layer

Further study options

Upcoming start dates

  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Open entry.


Open entry.

What it will cost


  • No study fees (other course related costs may still apply)

    This programme is fees free for all ages.


This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

Ready to enrol?


Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.


Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Offered by:
School of Construction
Offered by:
Ngā whare tapu o Tane-mata-rau-kiri
Formal programme title:
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Vocational Pathway Construction and Infrastructure Sector)
Programme code:
If you have any personal or study issues, we’re here to help.
Windy, Pasifika Student Mentor