Study Carpentry at Otago Polytechnic’s Central Otago campus, and get ready for a career in construction.

Carpentry graduates are in demand in a variety of roles, from constructing or maintaining buildings, to ensuring buildings are built well, safely and within budget. As the world population continues to increase, there will always be demand for qualified Carpentry graduates.

Central Otago, with its unique landscape and exciting potential for growth is the ideal location for gaining a Carpentry qualification. We will give you up-to-date skills and knowledge to assist with and lead building projects, plus you will gain valuable work-experience locally.


New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

Location: Central Otago and Dunedin | Start: Flexible | Delivery: Full-time

Become a carpenter, site supervisor, building project manager, construction firm owner or self-employed builder.


ITAB Carpentry Apprenticeships

The one-year New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry gives you the skills you need to enter the industry as an apprentice carpenter and do the four-year New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4).

If you can find a construction employer who'll take you on as an apprentice, you can enter directly into the apprenticeship scheme and do the compulsory block courses and practical on-site apprenticeship assessment without doing New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) Carpentry.