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Christchurch Rebuild

'For graduates with carpentry, engineering or related skills there is pretty much a guaranteed job for them.'


Construction Trades

School of Construction
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WelTec is the largest provider of trade training in the Wellington region. Whether you are just starting out and want to develop a career in the trades, or already working in the industry and need to up-skill, WelTec’s range of construction trade programmes will provide you with the relevant skills to hit the ground running.

Learn from industry experts
We offer the widest range of trades training in the Wellington region.  With programmes from pre-trade to advanced level, you will find a qualification to suit you. Our programmes are taught by industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

Experience learning for the real world
Learn in an environment that is as close to the real world as possible, with tutorials in purpose-built workshops combined with on-site experience to ensure you have the right set of skills.

Links with industry to help you find work
Our reputation in the industry is well established, for a good reason. We work closely with industry to ensure that our programmes are relevant, up to date and based on practical learning. With work experience placements you can apply your new found skills while you study. You will gain invaluable experience which will assist you to find employment upon completion of your programme.

Canterbury rebuild and recovery
Become part of Canterbury’s building recovery. WelTec is working with employers in the Canterbury region to help them find workers with the right set of skills for a variety of construction work. If you are a graduate, currently in trades training or wanting to start, now is the time to contact us.


Choose a programme that suits you from learning the basics in building to gaining recognised qualifications in construction supervision. Click here for more information.

Master the latest techniques in the application of paint and decorative coatings under the guidance of our skilled tutors. Click here for more information.

Our industry experienced tutors will help you gain a solid introduction in the latest techniques and design in brick and blocklaying, tiling, paving and landscape construction. Click here for more information.

Get skills and qualifications in plumbing, drainlaying, gasfitting and roofing at WelTec and gain the expertise and attitude that employers are constantly looking for. Click here for more information.

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the use of electrical systems and electronic devices. WelTec’s programmes in electrical trades could see you kick-start your career in a variety of areas. You could be working as an apprentice electrician, electronic service technician, electronic salesperson, or an electrical fitter. Click here for more information.

Electrical Trades Short Courses 

This programme prepares you for work in construction, one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. You’ll learn basic skills in a range of trades. Carpentry. Landscaping. Painting. Glazing. Electrical work. Plumbing. Roofing. Click here for more information.