Home to the School of Construction and Engineering, UCOL's Trades programmes prepare students for success with applied learning through work placements, internships and industry-based assignments and case studies.
The Regional Trades and Technology Centre has a state-of-the-art ten million dollar facility, with the latest industry-fit equipment and teaching technology, complete with an indoor space large enough to build a 3 bedroom house.
Trades falls under both the Manufacturing and Technology & Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathways. The Security qualifications (delivered in partnership with another provider) fall under the Social & Community Services Vocational Pathways.
With hands-on learning from industry experienced lecturers, UCOL is the ideal place to complete your automotive training. Anyone passionate about engines and their performance, integrated automotive systems, diagnostics and maintenance will benefit from our automotive programmes by gaining essential skills and practical preparation to succeed in this exciting industry.
UCOL’s Carpentry & Joinery programmes are practical and engaging, so you can study what you love and turn it into a career. You'll learn from industry-experienced lecturers at UCOL's Regional Trades Centre - a state-of-the-art ten million dollar facility, with the latest industry-fit equipment and teaching technology.
UCOL’s Construction & Architecture programmes provides the industry with qualified graduates who have the essential knowledge and skills to manage projects, design and produce working drawings and to work as a Quantity Surveyor. The qualification leads to eligibility to apply for registration as a Quantity Surveyor.
UCOL’s Electrical programmes will help get your career started as an electrician or in many other jobs within the electrical field. Our industry-experienced lecturers will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to secure a job in a wide range of cutting edge, high tech industries. The electrical competency examinations are also offered through the faculty. Short and part-time courses to become an electrical appliance service person and electrical service technician are also available.
UCOL’s Fabrication Engineering programme provides highly practical and useful skill-based training for people already employed in the Heavy or Light Fabrication discipline of Engineering.
UCOL’s Diploma in Furniture Design and Making will teach you all about the process of designing solid timber furniture concepts and then turning them into reality. This programme is unique to New Zealand and offers students a practical, hands-on experience with lecturers that are qualified furniture makers.
UCOL’s Mechanical Engineering programme provides highly practical and useful skill-based training for people already employed in the Fitting and Machining or General Engineering discipline of Engineering.
Looking to work in the security industry and other related sectors? Increase your chances with our subject-expert lecturers who have provided specialist security advice to Corporate, Government and Non-Government Organisations and have seen a number of years’ service with New Zealand Police.