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This qualification is designed for learners who already have foundational experience in the construction industry and want to gain skills as a plasterer or painter, from workplace safety policies to applying coatings and finishings. This practical workshop-based programme provides learners with the skills to become an apprentice or labourer in construction or allied trades.
Tap into the building boom! In just 19 weeks you’ll gain the skills you need to become an apprentice or labourer in construction or allied trades. If you already have a bit of experience in the construction industry, or have a Level 1 or 2 pre-trade qualification, this programme is your perfect next step. It’s fun, practical and workshop-based and is a great stepping stone to a career as a plasterer or painter.
Meet the minimum requirements of the NZMA Entry Assessment
Have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.
Must be physically able to complete the practical aspects of the programme by being able to work effectively, efficiently and safely in a simulated work environment which may involve working safely at heights and in confined spaces.
TARGETED TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS FUND (TTAF)
All our Trades courses and some Health courses are now free because they are focused on areas that are important for the New Zealand economy, and are part of the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find out more here.
MĀORI AND PASIFIKA TRADES TRAINING (MPTT)
If you’re Māori or Pasifika and aged 16-40, you might be able to get a scholarship to pay your course fees. This course is also part of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) programme. You’ll also get one-on-one career coaching, help finding work, and other learner support. You can apply for the MPTT scholarship once you’ve enrolled in your course. Ask NZMA to help apply.
FIRST YEAR FEES FREE
The first year of this course's fees are free when this is your first year of study. Ask NZMA to help or find out more here.
If you meet certain conditions you can get a student loan and allowances. Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.
The cost can be different depending on the subject and duration of the course. View the course cost for New Zealand students here.
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