Construction Level 3

Building & Construction (Level 3)


Join a growing industry where there is a shortage of apprentices and skilled workers. The Building and Construction industry in New Zealand is booming and there has never been a better time to gain skills, knowledge and a recognised construction qualification.  Building Apprentices are in high demand, and the wages can be very good even for entry level positions when compared with other industries.


With Regent Training Centre you will spend most of your time in the workshop or out on external building sites completing practical projects and tasks, all whilst completing your qualification.  This is an ideal pathway for graduates of BCATS 1 and 2.



Qualifications gained:

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trades Skills (Level 3) 

(And if you have the 20 literacy and numeracy credits already, you will also gain NCEA Level 3)


Fees FREE government scheme1 

1 year, full-time


Start date:
Any weekday in the year

Entry Criteria:
16 years and over, 15 years old with a Ministry of Education Early Leaving Exemption.  Appropriate literacy and numeracy levels (equivalent to 4 and 5 on the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool) Level 1 and 2 Building qualifications, or equivalent prior experience and skills.

Further education pathways and career options:
Graduates may choose to continue their education with a variety of qualifications relevant to the built environment and their chosen trade, at level 4 and higher.  Career options after gaining the qualifications can include labouring on building and/or construction sites, entry level carpentry, joinery, fencing and roofing positions.  With further training and/or experience graduate can also consider moving on into roles such as Site Foreman, Building and Construction Manager, Building Inspector, Road and Infrastructure Management and more.


 1 For eligible students only, if not eligible for the Fees Free Scheme there may be a fee that is covered by a Student Loan, or you may be eligible for zero fees under the Youth Guarantee funding scheme.