Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Construction and Allied Trades) Two Day Option CTC.xml Introduction to Construction Trades (two day)

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Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Construction and Allied Trades) Two Day Option CTC

ProgrammePart time - 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Qualification name

Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Construction and Allied Trades) Two Day Option CTC Please Enquire

Programme code




NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Construction & Infrastructure

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Programme Content

Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) is a partnership between secondary schools and tertiary education providers. It's a different way of learning where you complete your NCEA studies at secondary school and start working towards a tertiary qualification.

This programme provides an introduction to a range of construction trade areas. You'll learn skills such as the correct use of hand and portable power tools and get hands-on experience with a variety of practical projects.

At the completion of the programme you'll be able to make an informed decision about your next step towards further study or a career.

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • Complete a CTC application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

This programme can lead you into a range of careers such as carpentry, joinery, furniture making, painting and decorating or plasterboard fixing and/ or finishing.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you can enrol for further study in your chosen trade.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
24356 Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes for BCATS projects 1 8 8
24352 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project 1 2 2
18917 Construct hand joints for furniture 2 3 3
12932 Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS project 3 8 8
24351 Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery in the construction of BCATS projects 1 6 6
25329 Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment 1 2 2
25332 Demonstrate knowledge of the painting and decorating industry within a BCATS environment 1 2 2
12927 Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects 3 6 6
24350 Identify, select, maintain and use portable power tools for BCATS projects. 1 6 6
12938 Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project 3 4 4
25067 Perform basic residential painting and decorating under supervision 1 5 5
24357 Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects 1 4 4
9786 Set and operate a sanding machine to sand shaped furniture components 4 2 2
27401 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment 2 6 6