Study Construction at SIT

Construction students at SITSIT's Construction courses and trades programmes are second to none. With a focus on ensuring our graduates are equipped with skills the industry is looking for, our courses combine classroom learning with practical work and employer-based work experience.

The Construction workshop is part of our million dollar Trades Facility at the SIT Invercargill campus, meaning students are working in an up-to-the-minute environment with leading edge equipment. Construction programmes at our Queenstown and Christchurch campuses are similarly well-equipped, and construction pre-trade classes build a three bedroom transportable house, which is great work experience leading into a building apprenticeship.

As well as Certificate programmes at NZQA Level 3 & 4, we offer a Construction and Infrastructure Construction Vocational Pathway, which supports young people in their transition from school to employment and offers a new way for those who may not meet entry requirements for other programmes to achieve NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 which allows progress to further study, training and employment.

Boost your chances of getting an apprenticeship, with our construction course. Build yourself a smarter future!

Programmes in Construction at the Invercargill campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Construction courses at the Invercargill campus

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Industry apprenticeship up to 4 1/2 years long

The programmme will allow apprentices employed in industry to:

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the Construction sector
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate
  • Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the Construction sector
Course Details

34 weeks full-time

Graduates will be able to work in the construction trades sector with limited supervision having gained skills and knowledge in health and safety, trade mathematics, hand tools and project work related to different aspects of the construction industry.

Course Details

STAR students use the same construction workshop that our pre-trade students work in so they are able to see first-hand the types of projects that are carried out by the full-time students. Health and Safety Policy requires that students have steel capped boots in these workshops. Enrol Online Course Details
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