He Toki Carpentry Trades Training Scholarship


Dunedin and Central

One year full-time; part-time not available

On campus

7 March 2022 (Dunedin)
To be confirmed for 2022 (Central Otago)
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    8 March 2021
  • Dunedin
    7 March 2022

Get the skills and support you need to succeed in the construction industry in Te Waipounamu.

With He Toki, you'll be supported to gain a New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) in Carpentry or Infrastructure - but with a difference. You’ll get a unique and empowering learning experience that has te reo, tikaka and mentorship at the heart of everything. 

Talk to us if you:

  • identify as Māori or Pasifika, 
  • are 16-40 years old, 
  • want to learn and earn in a practical, hands-on environment and 
  • want a rewarding career in Carpentry or Infrastructure. 

He Toki is more than a study scholarship – it's a journey with a support network

He Toki supports whānau to gain skills and qualifications, connect with iwi and explore industry opportunities - with the goal of securing wealth-enriching futures for Māori and Pasifika. 

He Toki’s strengths are in building relationships and offering a personalised and encouraging approach to learning, to ensure that you have a sustainable study/life balance.

  • It challenges mainstream teaching methodologies. 
  • It arms people with practical and employable skills in a required trade.
  • It embeds te reo and tikaka into day-to-day operations. 
  • It applies an ako/tuakana-teina approach to offer guidance and mentorship with a Māori-specific context. 

Why you should join He Toki for your carpentry and infrastructure training

He Toki aims to enrich Carpentry and Infrastructure trades education to grow the Māori and Pasifika workforce. It brings together iwi, industry, educational institutions, community organisations and government agencies.

Since it was established in 2011, He Toki has prepared over 1000 trainees for jobs in the trades sector.

Now is the time to start your career in Carpentry or Infrastructure. 

Carpentry is about constructing and maintaining buildings and infrastructure. There are big construction projects happening in Dunedin and Central Otago, so there is a high demand for qualified carpenters. 

This programme gives you the work-ready skills to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision. 

With additional training and/or experience, you could become a carpenter, junior and senior foreperson, or be self-employed. 

During your studies you will enjoy hands-on training in our workshops and the chance to be involved in real-world, community-based building projects – which will lead to you gaining knowledge about health and safety, trade calculations and hand tools. 

Note: Infrastructure is offered at Central Campus only. 

Entry requirements 

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Selection criteria

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of NCEA Level 1 and four years of secondary education OR the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) (Level 2) programme. 

Note: The BCATS programme is offered through trades academy, secondary schools and some private training establishments. 

You will study

Trade Skills 1 (15 credits)

Develop preliminary skills and knowledge for working in the construction industry.

Trade Skills 2 (30 credits)

Enhance your trade skills knowledge and gain practical experience on a construction site or in a construction-related industry.

Foundations (15 credits)

Learn how to set out and prepare to construct foundation structures (up to and including floor level) using specified materials.

Structures (30 credits)

Gain an understanding of how to construct walls and roofs using specified materials.

Exterior Claddings (15 credits)

Develop an understanding of how to install external cladding and roofing to a structure using specified materials.

Interior Lining (15 credits)

Learn how to install interior linings, trim, fixtures and fittings using specified materials while working with others in a safe working environment.

Additional costs

This is a list of the equipment you'll need for the programme. You'll need some of it before you start so make sure you read through the information carefully. 

Equipment can be bought with your course-related costs through StudyLink and assistance is also available through WINZ. 

Programme calendar

This is how your study year will look. It shows when you're on work experience and when the programme breaks are: 

Your workload

On-site class timetable hours are Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm, Friday's required when doing work experience as per employers working hours.

You are required to complete at least six weeks of work experience and up to three hours of additional self-directed study a week.

 Classes are held in L Block, 100 Anzac Avenue. Click here for a map. 

For more information about He Toki

Visit http://hetoki.co.nz
Phone 0800 438 654 
Email hetoki@tetapuae.co.nz

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