The aim of this programme is to provide the marine industry with people who have the knowledge and skills to work in a team, unsupervised, to refit or construct new vessels using composite materials.
This is an entry level qualification for people intending to enter or who are already working in the boat building sector, in the refit and construction of vessels.
Modules within this programme include: Workplace Health and Safety, You and Your Team, Your Tools and Equipment, Technical Skills, Materials, Your Calculations, Sustainability, and Your Drawings.
Boatbuilder, Composite Technician
Legal eligibility to study in NZ (immigration status verified). Employed in a boatbuilding environment. Minimum of 16 years of age. English language requirements.
This programme's fees are covered under Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF).
The TTAF is a Government initiative that will support learners to undertake fees free vocational education and training in selected programmes.
The fund will cover fees from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2022
You will be notified of your coverage during your Enrolment Process.
A Completion fee of $230 will be charged to process and register your final credentials with NZQA. This fee is not covered by TTAF.
Programme Length (Total Learning Hours)
Approx. 57 months (3190 hours)
Workplace Based / Online / Self-Study
Three Available - Scale Drawing & Lofting, Advanced Composites, Build-a-Boat Framework
Qualification to which this programme leads
New Zealand Certificate in Boatbuilding – Composites