Introduction to Construction Trades Two Day Level 2 Introduction to Construction Trades Two Day Level 2

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

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Construction) Two Day DE Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

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Programme Content

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 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.

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

Application Documents

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 2 8 8
24352 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project 2 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 4 8 8
24351 Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery in the construction of BCATS projects 2 6 6
25329 Demonstrate knowledge of the interior systems industry within a BCATS environment 2 2 2
25332 Demonstrate knowledge of the painting and decorating industry within a BCATS environment 2 2 2
12927 Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects 4 6 6
24350 Identify, select, maintain and use portable power tools for BCATS projects. 2 6 6
12938 Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project 4 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 2 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