UCOL's National Certificate in Carpentry comprises 294 credits.
Students need to be in full-time employment to be assessed against practical unit standards.
It is recommended that students have met the literacy and numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.
The availability of a particular Elective (or Optional Course) is subject to an appropriate number of students enrolling in that Elective (or Optional Course).
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Additional CostsPlease note that there are additional costs associated with the National Certificate in Carpentry. They do not need to be new, but serviceable.
- Scientific calculator
- Drawing equipment - set squares (45 and 60 degree), pencils (H and 2H), soft eraser, compas, and scale rule (1:5, 1:10, 1:20 etc)
- Sensible work clothing, including footwear
- Smoothing plane
- Combination square
- Panel Saw
- Chisel set
- Ear muffs (grade 3 minimum)
- Two nail punches (small and medium)
- Safety glasses
- Cross cut saw
- Spirit level
- Saw bag
- Chalk line
- Marking gauge
- Tape measure
- Screwdriver (spir/rat/med)
- Coping saw
- Marking gauge
- Steel square
- 200mm adjustable spanner
- Plumb bob
- Pinch bar
The following items are optional: