Boatbuilding - Wood - Apprenticeship

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.

  Career Options

Boatbuilder, Marine Fabricator, Marine Builder


  Entry Requirements

Legal eligibility to study in NZ (immigration status verified). Employed in a boatbuilding environment. Minimum of 16 years of age. English language requirements.


  Course Fees

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.