Whether you’re renovating your home or installing custom woodwork, a carpenter can help you achieve the look and feel you want. Find local carpenters near you, browse their past projects and reviews and connect directly with them to get a quote.
Roll up your sleeves and become a qualified carpenter with this three year managed apprenticeship programme. You will learn practical trades skills at our purpose built Trades East and Trades West campuses.
How to Start a Carpentry Business in New Zealand
Starting a carpentry business can be challenging, especially if you’re working alone. It’s important to have a clear business plan and identify your start-up costs. This will help you determine whether your business idea is financially viable and make informed decisions about hiring, marketing, insurance coverage, and tools.
New Zealand’s carpenters are professional tradespeople who use timber, concrete and steel to construct buildings. They can work on a variety of building projects, including residential homes and commercial buildings. Some carpenters specialise in particular areas, such as roofing or brick and block-laying.
The Carpentry Services industry in New Zealand is currently facing a declining trend. This is primarily due to a slowdown in house construction and rising mortgage interest rates. IBISWorld’s comprehensive research report on the Carpentry Auckland Services industry in New Zealand contains a detailed description of the market, along with forecasts and analysis of key drivers. Purchase a full report for instant access to this industry insight and data.
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How to Get a Licence to Work in New Zealand
If you want to work in New Zealand, you’ll need a visa that allows you to do so. The country’s immigration website offers a detailed online service that lets you compare different types of visas side-by-side.
Generally, there are two kinds of costs associated with work visas: a visa fee and an immigration levy. The latter varies by country, but it typically equates to 55 NZD (INR 2839). The visa fee is payable online using a credit card.
You may also need a licence to work in some occupations in New Zealand. This is a requirement under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement, which allows Australian licence holders to be recognised in New Zealand for regulated work.
You’ll need to provide proof of your identity and pass a ‘fit and proper’ person test. In addition, you’ll need to show that you’ve spent enough time in the country and that you have New Zealand tax residence status.
How to Get a Qualification in New Zealand
If you want to work in the construction industry, a qualification in carpentry is a great place to start. New Zealand’s carpentry courses are hands-on and will give you the skills you need for your future career. The courses also link with apprenticeships, so you can earn while you learn.
This level 3 course takes one year full time and gives you the skills to begin your carpentry career. It covers timber framing construction, basic site operations and safety. You’ll also learn how to plan and communicate with others, and how to establish and maintain sites.
NorthTec has merged with other institutes of technology and polytechnics to form Te Pukenga, the new national network for vocational and applied learning in New Zealand. Existing NorthTec akonga (learners) will be automatically enrolled with Te Pukenga and continue to learn in the same way. You can find out more about the network here.