New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry Level 4

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How long it takes

The New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 typically takes 3-4 years to complete.

How much it costs

You can find out more about costs by referring to What it costs and how long it takes page for the 2024 Course Fees and 2024 Off-Job Training Fees. For more information contact the team at BCITO Te Pūkenga.

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills required by people working in the carpentry industry. This qualification covers:

Carpentry fundamentals

  • tools, equipment and materials
  • legislation, consents and licensing
  • building types and methods
  • drawings and specifications
  • building science and mathematics
  • planning and communication

Preliminary work

  • site establishment and maintenance, demolition and set-out

Support Structures

  • framed floors, concrete floors, retaining walls

Frames and structures

  • walls, roofs, ceilings, columns, posts, beams and portals

Exterior envelope

  • roof claddings, exterior joinery, wall claddings

Interior lining and finishing

  • insulation, linings, finishing trim, interior joinery, hardware, sound control

Need to know more?

For additional qualification information refer to the NZQA website or call us: 0800 422 486.