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Rebuild in 2013: study a trade at SIT!


There has never been a better time to get a trade qualification.


In the next decade New Zealand will be facing unprecedented demand for trades people as we seek to rebuild Christchurch, repair the leaky homes situation, and meet the needs of the growing energy and mining sectors.


Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Joiners, Roofers, Engineers, Welders, Painters, Draughtspersons, Quantity Surveyors and Mechanics are in increasing demand.


A trades qualification isn’t just for boys leaving school. Careers in trades are great for males and females, young and not so young.


New Zealand is going to need a lot more trades people, so get a head start and make 2013 the year you get into a trade.


Penny Simmonds

CEO - Southern Institute of Technology


National Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2)


Level 2

Intake 1:  28/01/2013 to 19/04/2013

Intake 2:  29/04/2013 to 19/07/2013

Intake 3:  29/07/2013 to 18/10/2013


12 weeks

Location Invercargill or Christchurch campus


This qualification is designed specifically to provide a progressive pathway for students to integrate into a wide range of trade-related occupations. Students will be mainly learning practical skills for construction. They will be building a house. There will be some trade calculations and drawing but the course is 90% practical. 


The Zero Fees Scheme applies.  There are no material costs. Students only need to provide their own safety boots.


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Trade Courses available at SIT Invercargill Campus

Many of our trade courses lead directly into apprenticeships and job opportunities. Click through on any of these subject links for full course information.












  • Project Management (Levels 4, 5 and 6) - via SIT2LRN Distance Learning


Trade Courses available at SIT Christchurch Campus





  • Project Management (Level 4) ("blended delivery" option means you can study via SIT2LRN distance learning but also attend on-campus workshops)



Student Experiences

Read what current and former students have to say about our courses!


How do I enrol in a Trade course?

To study on campus, you need to complete our Standard Enrolment Form.


SIT2LRN (distance learning) enrolment forms are available here.

Zero Fees Scheme

SIT's Zero Fees Scheme applies to all of our full-time trade programmes.  Direct Material Costs apply.  Click here for more information about Fees.


Are you aged 16 or 17?  You may also be eligible for free materials under the Youth Guarantee Scheme.  Click here for more information.

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