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New Zealand Certificate in Painting and Decorating (Level 4)

18 months
Diploma / certificate
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Program description

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the painting and decorating sector with tradespeople capable of providing leadership while working unsupervised, to complete specific painting and decorating work to the level required of a commercially competent tradesperson.

The strands recognise the specialised knowledge and skills required to work with Specialised Spraying, Wallcoverings, and Specialised Coatings. This qualification is suitable for those intending to work and those already working as painters and decorators.

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Apply a broad practical working knowledge of the fundamental painting and decorating skill sets required to meet industry specifications.

Apply a broad practical working knowledge of painting and decorating products and materials for their correct selection, handling and storage.

Plan and carry out all aspects of colour, pre and post job work, and applying coatings to industry standards.

Self-manage on-going learning and provide leadership for others, with a responsibility to maintain the professional standards required in the painting and decorating industry.

Operate unsupervised to the required safety, technical, quality and productivity standards expected in a commercial painting and decorating environment.

Plan and carry out all aspects of specialised spraying using different types of equipment to industry specifications.

Admission requirements

To gain admission to the New Zealand Certificate in Painting and Decorating (Level 4) applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be 16 years of age or older on the 1st of January in the year that the student enrols, unless approved otherwise by the Programme Leader.

Have attained NCEA Level 1 Maths and English or equivalent

The student can reasonably expect to achieve the standards required for successful completion of the programme or course.

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20); Cambridge English Examinations: FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; NZCEL: Level 3 with an endorsement of General, Workplace, or Academic; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42; City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42.

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NorthTec is the only Northland-based Tertiary Education Institute (TEI) that provides programmes ranging from foundation, certificate, diploma and degree levels Working closely with local and national industries, NorthTec provides practical, quality training that meets Northland’s needs. NorthTec has campuses and learning centres...

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