New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Painting and Plastering) (Level 3)

With this pre-trade qualification, you’ll be introduced to preliminary painting and plastering skills, including the requirements for workplace health and safety. You’ll also get to put your new skills to the test in a relevant project using real world product and project specifications.

Graduates will be able to:

  • work safely and in accordance with compliance and regulatory requirements in the construction trades sector
  • communicate effectively with colleagues and customers within the construction industry
  • read and use specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects
  • perform simple calculations to complete a range of familiar tasks in the construction sector

Graduates of the Painting and Plastering strand will also be able to:

  • apply generic construction industry terminology and display job role and inter-relationship knowledge while carrying out allied trades tasks
  • identify and correctly use hand tools and materials to complete familiar tasks in the allied trades
  • carry out assigned project work for allied trades

Entry Requirements

Open Entry

Employment/Cultural/Community pathway

Graduates of this qualification will be able to enter employment in trades within the construction industry as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, joiner, plasterer, painter or roofer.

Work experience

To enhance the students’ learning, it is highly recommended that students undertake work experience in the construction industry.

Additional expenses

  • Steel cap boots and overalls

Security provisions and insurance cover is the responsibility of the students. WITT accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of tools and equipment.

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