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.

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.


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

Apprentice awarded best technican in New Zealand

15 November 2019

Smith&Smith’s® leading technicians from around the country, competed to be the ‘Best of New Zealand’ in vehicle glass repair and replacement recently.

Morgan Wills comes out on top

11 November 2019

In a faceoff against eight of New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentices, Morgan Wills has taken out this year’s Registered Master Builders 2019 Apprentice of the Year, in association with CARTERS national competition.

Apprentice numbers reach record high

4 November 2019

The number of Kiwis taking up building and construction apprenticeships has reached record high numbers.

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Annual reports

2019 half year report

17 October 2019

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.

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]