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

The first year start-up fee for carpentry is $1,610, and each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $790.  Read more about fees and payment.

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.