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Introduction to Construction Trades Two Day Level 2 (Dual Enrolment)

Sample a range of trades experiences with this hands-on introduction to the construction industry.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

This programme will introduce you to a variety of skills associated with the carpentry, joinery, civil works, and painting and decorating sectors of the construction industry. You'll develop a range of basic skills and use a variety of hand and power tools across a number of practical projects.

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

  • 12927 Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use, hand tools for BCATS projects (Credits: 6)
  • 12932 Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS project (Credits: 8)
  • 12938 Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project (Credits: 4)
  • 24350 Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects (Credits: 6)
  • 24351 Demonstrate knowledge of and use fixed machinery in the construction of BCATS projects (Credits: 6)
  • 24352 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project (Credits: 2)
  • 24356 Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes for a BCATS project (Credits: 8)
  • 24357 Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects (Credits: 4)
  • 25329 Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment (Credits: 2)
  • 9786 Set and operate a sanding machine to sand shaped furniture components (Credits: 2)
  • 18917 Construct hand joints for furniture (Credits: 3)
  • 25332 Demonstrate knowledge of the painting and decorating industry within a BCATS environment (Credits: 2)
  • 25067 Perform basic residential painting and decorating under supervision (Credits: 5)
  • 27401 Use painting and decorating tools and equipment (Credits: 6)

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Construction) Two Day DE

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Sample a range of trades experiences with this hands-on introduction to the construction industry.

Type Dual Enrolment
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 61
Level 2
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NCEP1T-TDAD
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Credit Recognition

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