New Zealand Certificate in Joinery, Level 4

This qualification is eligible for fees free.  Find out if you're eligible.

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How long it takes

The New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Level 4 typically takes 2-4 years to complete depending on what strands you choose.

How much it costs

The first year start-up fee for joinery is $1,610. Each year after that there is an additional annual fee of $790.  Read more about fees and payment. You'll be invoiced separately for off-job training prior to attendance.  

What you'll learn

You'll learn the skills and gain the knowledge required by people working in timber joinery. 

This qualification covers:

Core compulsory

  • health and safety
  • legislation
  • communication
  • materials and manufacturing methods
  • use of tools and equipment
  • drawings and specifications

Electives - you must choose at least 1 and may choose a maximum of 3 from below.  It's wise to choose depending on what you'll be doing on-the-job.

Cabinetry

  • specialist machinery
  • cabinetry manufacture
  • special fitments

Timber doors and windows

  • specialist machinery
  • door and window manufacture
  • door and window hardware installation

Timber stairs

  • stair manufacture
  • geometric stairs

Laminate fabrication

  • specialist machinery
  • HPL (high pressure laminate) manufacture

Need to know more?

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