Resources for apprentices

There's plenty of tools here to help you get ahead and have a successful future in construction. 

How assessment works

So you're all signed into your apprenticeship and wondering what happens next?

Best tips for new apprentices

Here's the top five things you need to remember if you're a new apprentice.

Stay up-to-date

Get regular BCITO news in your inbox that relates specifically to your trade.

Industry Licence requirements

Find out about the LBP Scheme and why it's important.

Replacement Certificates

Whether your well organised or not, sometimes things are just missing in action. Find out how to get a replacement.

Get a BCITO Student ID card

The BCITO student ID card is issued by StudentCard and offers great discounts and deals.

Resources for employers

Let's grow the skilled labour force we need to build New Zealand together and build your business at the same time.

Workforce Development

Get familiar with the BCITO Workforce Development Plans and find out how you can contribute.

Women in construction

There are few women in trades roles in construction, and we're encouraging change.

Get a Gateway student

Help inspire the next generation of tradies and maybe find your next apprentice at the same time.

Get the BCITO brand

Share our brand and show the public your business contributes to training qualified professionals.

Employer profiles

See what other employers have to say about industry training and BCITO.

Tradie's Guides

We've created four publications designed to help you get familiar with legislation and consumer protection.


What's happening at BCITO.  See all news articles.

Skills shortage calls for hiring outside the box

23 September 2019

With the New Zealand building industry currently experiencing a severe shortage of workers, it hardly pays to dismiss half the population as potential recruits.

Building the next generation

23 September 2019

There are the typical nature table and crafts station, but thanks to Rachel Corbett, her six-year-old daughter's Wellington classroom also includes a workshop table set up with toolboxes and timber so the kids can experiment with construction.

Better work life balance working in the trades

23 September 2019

The construction industry offers great earning potential, and job growth sits at about twice the national rate. Still, a career in the trades is rarely suggested to girls in school. Less than three per cent of the 'on the tools' workforce are women.

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Annual reports

2018 Annual Report

2 May 2019

2018 was an extremely successful year for BCITO. Our Annual Report highlights the milestones that were achieved during the year we reached 12,000 apprentices all training at the same time.

2018 Half Year Report

1 October 2018

2018 is the fifth year that we present a half-year report. This reporting means that key stakeholders can maintain an interim view of how our organisation is performing. We are confident that we're on track to deliver our forecast outcomes at year-end.

2017 Annual Report

26 April 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report highlights the milestones that were achieved during the year we commenced our second quarter century in operation and looks ahead to the future we're building.

Get our help

We've got plenty of other tools to help apprentices and business owners get ahead.  If you have a problem to solve, we might have the answer.

Contact us now 

Phone us on 0800 4 BCITO 
or send us an email at [email protected]