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School of Trades and Services

Welcome to Unitec's School of Trades and Services. We offer an environment where students can learn and grow as a member of New Zealand’s trades and services sectors. The programmes we offer are suitable for school leavers, people already working in the industry or those who want a change in career.

School overview

Our school manages and delivers the study options in the following subject areas:

We work closely with industry to develop, refine and continue to deliver up to date, quality programmes that will get our students work ready from pre-apprenticeship, to apprenticeship and onto further professional development.

As the trades training provider of choice in New Zealand, Unitec's School of Trades and Services focuses on real, hands-on experience, working with some of the world's top equipment, learn in our latest purpose built building for trades, while working and learning from our industury experienced and passionate teaching team.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMME LEVEL DURATION CAREER OPTIONS
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering 3 Full-time for 1 year, or part-time options available Trainee/apprentice mechanic, Trainee/apprentice mechanical engineer
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Allied Trades 3 Full-time for 6 months Assistant tradesperson
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Carpentry 3 Full-time for 1 year Assistant tradesperson, Apprentice carpenter, Journeyman
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills - Joinery 3 24 weeks full-time Assistant tradesperson, Assistant Joiner, Apprentice carpenter, Assistant builder
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering 3 Full-time for 1 year Apprentice welding, fabricator, Apprentice mechanical engineer
New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying 3 20 weeks full-time (3 days a week) Apprentice Plumber, Apprentice Gasfitter, Apprentice Drainlayer
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering 4 Part-time for up to 5 years Automotive electrician
New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry 4 Part time over 4 years. You must be in full time employment. Qualified carpenter
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) 4 Full-time for 6 months, or part-time options available Business Owners/Operators, Construction Assistant, Construction Co-ordinator, Contract administrator, Assistant Project Manager
New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying 4 Part-time for up to 2 years Tradesman Drainlayer
New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting 4 Part-time for up to 4 years Tradesman Gasfitter
New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering 4 Part-time for up to 5 years Light Automotive Engineer
New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing 4 4 years part-time Tradesman Plumber
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Automotive Engineering 7 Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available Car design and building, Vehicle sales and service
Bachelor of Applied Technology - Transport Management 7 Full-time for three years or part-time (day) options available Car design and building, Vehicle sales and service

Staff