Trades course

Trainees working in Otaki

What to expect on a trades course

Kickstart your career in the Construction industry and we will help you land a job. If you are interested in learning skills in Building, Painting, Plastering and Scaffolding, our Trades Course could be a great fit for you. Our free course will help to open the door to a career in the Construction industry. To be eligible for our course, you must be on the Work and Income job seekers benefit.

Our standard three-week trades course covers Building / Painting / Plastering / Scaffolding skills and will rebuild your confidence, and help you to plan and set life goals. You will be shown the basics by our highly experienced trades tutors. Most importantly, you will come away from this course with the knowledge and confidence to use tools and carry out construction work.

On this course you will gain a Site Safe Passport and more, with jobs ready at the end of your training. To be eligible for our course, you must be on the Work and Income job seekers benefit, pass a drug test and be available for the duration of the course.

Once you are on course, we will provide PPE gear, Soft Skills Sessions, provide or update your CV, alongside Job Seeking Assistance and support to transition into the workforce.

Futher Requirements:

  • Ideally a Class 1 Restricted Licence
  • Reliable transport or your own vehicle
  • Willing and able to go into full-time employment

Job support

Once you have completed our course, we will search our jobs pool to match you with a suitable employer and find you a job in your area. Finally, once you have gained employment, we will keep in touch with you for at least three months.

A job in the construction industry can lead you to a lot of career opportunities further down the line. The logical first step you would likely want to take is to complete a building apprenticeship.

Once you have a building or construction job, you can sign up with a training organisation like BCITO to start your building apprenticeship. Now is a perfect time to do this because the government is offering fees free building apprenticeships until 2023.

Later, you may be able to become a building surveyor, a project manager or a foreman. The opportunities in the construction industry are endless!

Get involved!

We try to make the process of getting you a job as a builder as easy as possible. To sign up for our building and construction course, all you need to do is fill out our join a course form. After that, one of our staff members will call you to arrange the next steps.

Job seekers

If you are a Work and Income job seeker looking for work, let us find you another job in the construction industry or make a career change and become a Tradie.

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Get hands-on training from experienced and qualified course providers to prepare you for full time employment!