Targeted areas covered by the TTAF

Targeted areas covered by the TTAF

Last updated 7 June 2023
Last updated 7 June 2023

These areas, at sub-degree level, were covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).


Civil Engineering

  • Construction Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Water and Sanitary Engineering
  • Transport Engineering
  • Road Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified

Architecture and Urban Environment

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design and Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior and Environmental Design
  • Architecture and Urban Environment not elsewhere classified


  • Building Science and Technology
  • Building Construction Management
  • Building Surveying (Inspection)
  • Building Construction Economics (including Quantity Surveying)
  • Bricklaying and Stonemasonry
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Ceiling, Wall and Floor Fixing
  • Roof Fixing
  • Plastering
  • Furnishing Installation
  • Floor Coverings
  • Glazing
  • Painting, Decorating, Sign Writing and Other Finishes
  • Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
  • Scaffolding and Rigging
  • Building not elsewhere classified

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications Technologies
  • Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
  • Power Line Installation and Maintenance
  • Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics
  • Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Equipment Servicing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified

Road Transport

  • Automotive Vehicle Operations

Community Support

  • Social Services
  • Youth Work
  • Support for the Older Person
  • Care for People with Disabilities
  • Community Client Care
  • Counselling
  • Translating and Interpreting
  • Community Health
  • Health Education, Health Promotion, and Counselling
  • Paramedical Studies
  • Cleaning (within Community Health), covered from 2021
  • Enrolled Nursing, covered from 2021
  • Learning to teach New Zealand Sign Language to others, covered from 2021
  • Programmes Teacher Aides, covered from 2021

Primary Industries


  • Agricultural Science
  • Wool and Fibre Science
  • Beekeeping
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Crop Production
  • Wool and Fibre Harvesting
  • General Land Skills
  • Agriculture not elsewhere classified

Horticulture and Viticulture

  • Horticulture
  • Viticulture

Forestry Studies

  • Forestry Studies
  • Solid Wood Processing

Fisheries Studies

  • Aquaculture
  • Seafood Harvesting (Fishing)
  • Fisheries Studies not elsewhere classified

Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies not elsewhere classified

Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology

Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Printing
  • Textile Making
  • Plastics Processing Technology
  • Footwear Making
  • Wood Machining and Turning
  • Cabinet Making
  • Furniture Upholstery and Renovation
  • Furniture Polishing
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

Process and Resources Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mining and Resources Engineering
  • Wood Based Manufacturing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Ceramics, Industrial Glass and Rubber Manufacturing
  • Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology
  • Seafood Processing
  • Process and Resources Engineering not elsewhere classified.

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Toolmaking
  • Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining
  • Sheetmetal Working
  • Boiler-making and Welding
  • Metal Casting and Pattern Making
  • Precision Metalworking
  • Plant and Machine Operations
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

Information Technology, new from 2021

  • Cybersecurity
  • Web Development
  • Technical Support

Please note that the Information Technology targeted area related to people training towards:

  • information technology roles
  • professional skills.

Accordingly, the programmes eligible for the TTAF did not include:

  • qualifications or programmes to build personal computing or digital literacy skills as a user of technology
  • general business administration skills.

Conservation, new from 2021

  • Conservation
  • Freshwater Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Biosecurity training needs supporting the Jobs for Nature initiative

Apprenticeships outside the targeted areas

All apprenticeships were covered by the TTAF, whether they were in a targeted area or not.