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.

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.

Building futures - workforce trends

Find out about workforce trends impacting your industry and get prepared for the future.

Otago & Southland Forecasting

Help us research construction activity in Otago/Southland by completing a short survey.

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.


Discover research we're involved in. See all research projects

Infrastructure & Construction Survey - NZ 2019

This is the 10th anniversary of the Sentiment survey. Year after year, this survey uncovers insights that help both public and private-sector organisations to better prepare themselves to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing construction and engineering industries across New Zealand. 

Suicide watch

Site Safe publishes first-ever report on suicide in the construction sector.

Pacific economy has rising importance

This research employed the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (2017) to identify and delineate the economic footprint of the Pacific community within New Zealand’s economy.


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

Celebrating significant contributions to the construction sector

12 May 2021

The much-anticipated 2021 NAWIC excellence awards, partnered with BCITO, was a stunning success.

Joinery's most promising

3 May 2021

Craig Tuapawa is an experienced tradie. Having recently been named the BCITO Timber Joinery Most Promising Apprentice, he shared his intriguing journey with us.

BCITO 2020 Annual Report

30 April 2021

We started the year with the uncertainties of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) dominating our agenda, quickly re-focused our attention to deal with a global pandemic as Covid-19 hit New Zealand, and closed out the year with unprecedented growth.

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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]