The programme is designed for people who wish to develop basic skills and knowledge in residential property maintenance and construction industries. It will be build general life, work, and study skills in a holistic learning and support environment.
Students will learn foundation knowledge and basic skills in safe working practices; use of specified machinery; residential maintenance including ground, glazing, plumbing and carpentry with BCATS projects in constructing garden furniture and erecting a basic residential fence and gate.
||Maintain Hand Tools
||Maintain Portable Power Tools
||Handle Construction Materials
||Construct Timber Garden Furniture
||Complete Minor Concrete Works
||Construct a Basic Retaining Wall
||Health and Safety
||Receive Instruction and Communicate
||Plan and Monitor BCATS Projects
||Communicate in a Team
||Write to Communicate
||Number to Solve Problems
||Measurement to Solve Problems
||Timber Fence as BCATS Project
||Read and Interpret Plans
Graduates will be ready to enter employment at a supervised level in the general field of property maintenance, or to enter higher study in one of the fields covered in this programme, or in some other entry level programme.
This programme runs for 26 weeks.
- Be aged 16 years and over
- Have left school
- Meet student residence requirements
- Meet the relevant funding pool requirements
English Second Language Students
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools or other teaching institutions is not English, require an ELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5 or above (or equivalent) for enrolment.
Tertiary Education Commission eligibility criteria may apply, please contact Land Based Training on 0508 872 466 for further information.
Life Skills/Work Experience
Applicants must have a desire to work in the building industry.
All applicants will be required to meet with the tutor or field officer of the programme they are applying for prior to starting – this will be an informal conversation which will include covering the programme expectations and getting a better understanding of suitability for the programme. Where there are more applicants than places available or the programme is not the best fit, a waiting list will be kept or our team will work with you to provide a suitable alternative. On completion of this conversation the tutor will assist with filling in the full application form to move into the next part of the enrolment process.