New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin Campus
  • Central Otago Campus
One year (see the workload section below for more information)

On campus with hands-on training in our workshop facilities 

Dunedin: January, February and June
Central Otago: February

Carpentry involves the construction and maintenance of buildings, and there is high demand for qualified carpenters. 

This programme will give you the work-ready skills to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision.

With additional training and/or experience, you could become a carpenter, junior and senior foreperson, or be self-employed. 

During your studies you will enjoy hands-on training in our workshops and the chance to be involved in real-world, community-based building projects  which will lead to you gaining knowledge about health and safety, trade calculations and hand tools.

During this Certificate, students will also have the opportunity to work on Otago Polytechnic's charity house project.  

16-19 years old and identify as Māori or Pasifika? 

We also offer a version of this programme called He Toki. With He Toki, you'll get a unique and empowering learning experience that has te reo, tikaka and mentorship at the heart of everything. Find out more and apply here >