Course Overview

Keen to work in the construction industry? Learn all the right skills needed in order to  succeed.

By choosing the Allied Trades strand you’ll gain experience in a range of construction skills, allowing you to find your passion. You’ll enjoy trips to local construction sites and visits from industry experts, and work on a range of exciting projects. 

By completing this course, and with additional training and/or experience you can go on to further roles in the construction industry like carpenter, joiner, plasterer, painter or roofer.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Allied Trades) (Level 3)
Locations Taupō
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,770 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Labourer or apprentice within the construction industry

Topics you'll cover

Allied Trades strand topics:

  • Workplace Safety Frameworks and Practices
  • Skills for Construction Trades
  • Terminology and Job Role Knowledge
  • Allied Trades Project

You'll also cover safety, tools, materials, construction terminology, construction tasks and projects, processes, and techniques.

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,770 for domestic students

This course is eligible for Youth Guarantee funding.

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • 10 credits in each of literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy at NCEA Level 1, OR
  • be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and skills

If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.

Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

Information Session

You’ll be invited to an information meeting. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.

Other Considerations

You must be physically capable of meeting the course requirements.

English language requirements

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Taupō Taupō Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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