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 wooden 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, Boatbuilding Wood Theory, and Your Drawings.
Boatbuilder, Marine Fabricator, Marine Builder
Legal eligibility to study in NZ (immigration status verified). Employed in a boatbuilding environment. Minimum of 16 years of age. English language requirements.
Cost (2023) - $1,200 + GST
Starting 01 January 2023, the annual programme fee is $1,200 + GST multiplied by the number of years duration. This includes learning resources, assessment, and support fee.
Block course (optional) fees range from $1,278 - $1,560 (+ GST) per course.
Programme Length (Total Learning Hours)
Approx. 55 months (3290 hours)
Workplace Based / Online / Self-Study
Two Available - Scale Drawing & Lofting, Building-a-Boat Framework
Qualification to which this programme leads
New Zealand Certificate in Boatbuilding – Wood