Submit a request for listing



Want to know more about how apprenticeships work?

On this page we’ll be looking at the structure of your apprenticeship and how much it will cost you.

It’s quicker than you think to become fully qualified. Your apprenticeship will take approximately three years to complete. Regularly working through your study and attending the block courses will help you finish on time.

VHNZ Roofing


As a Roofing trainee, you’ll be working, learning, and earning money at the same time. You’ll work closely with experienced people at your company to learn everything you need to become a qualified Roofer. During your training, you’ll learn the skills you need to become a Roofer in two ways:



This is the practical learning side of your training. Someone at your company will teach you the tasks you’ll carry out in your day-to-day work, and you will be assessed on how well you can do these tasks.



This is the theory learning side of your training, where you’ll be studying different topics throughout your training to support the skills you learn on the job.



There are five different types of roofing that you can learn. You can choose to do one type and specialise in that type alone, or you can choose to learn other types after your apprenticeship is finished. The different types of roofing you can choose from are:

  • Concrete or Clay Tile Roof
  • Profiled Metal Roof and Wall Cladding
  • Metal Tile Roof
  • Roof Membrane Systems
  • Shingle or Slate Roof

What does
it cost?

You will earn while you learn. That means you don’t have to fork out for large student loans or work multiple jobs to pay the bill. The NZ Government is right behind getting people into trades, so they help subsidise your training.

Student fees are covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) and will be paid by the Government until 31 December 2022.

NOTE: From the 1st of January 2023 the cost after subsidy from the Government is $42 per week. This amount can be paid by direct debit – weekly, fortnightly, or monthly to suit. The weekly amount is charged until you complete the required duration of the programme, and you are fully signed off by an Assessor.


Book Course