Basic Residential Property Maintenance (Level 2)

Basic Residential Property Maintenance (Level 2)2023-07-04T14:09:39+12:00

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.

Course CodeCourse Name
VPCO2.01Maintain Hand Tools
VPCO2.20Maintain Portable Power Tools
VPCO2.03Handle Construction Materials
VPCO2.04Construct Timber Garden Furniture
VPCO2.06Complete Minor Concrete Works
VPCO2.07Construct a Basic Retaining Wall
VPCO2.08Health and Safety
VPCO2.09Receive Instruction and Communicate
VPCO2.10Plan and Monitor BCATS Projects
VPCO2.11Timber Materials
VPCO2.12Time Management
VPCO2.13Communicate in a Team
VPCO2.14Write to Communicate
VPCO2.15Read Text
VPCO2.16Spoken Interactions
VPCO2.17Number to Solve Problems
VPCO2.18Statistical Information
VPCO2.19Measurement to Solve Problems
VPCO2.21Timber Fence as BCATS Project
VPCO2.22Read and Interpret Plans

Outcome Statement

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.

Entry Criteria

Applicants Must:

  • 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.

Selection Criteria

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.

Basic Residential Property Management (Level 2) FAQs

What is this course about?2023-07-04T11:32:52+12:00
  • This is an 80 credit NZQA course which will teach you the basic skills needed for property maintenance and construction industries, by doing BCATS projects.  
  • You will gain your NZQA Level 2 in Basic Residential Property Management. 
  • This course covers tools maintenance, construction projects, communication and more! 
How will this course benefit me in the workforce?2023-07-04T11:36:25+12:00
  • By the end of this course, you will have completed the National Certificate in Basic Residential Property Management (Level 2) which is an NZQA recognized qualification. 
  • Graduates of this programme are able to enter employment at a supervised level in property maintenance, or enter into higher education. 
How long does this course run for?2023-07-04T09:37:34+12:00

This course runs for 26 weeks, full time only. 

How is this course structured?2023-07-04T11:38:26+12:00
  • This course is full-time only, run on weekdays, 5 days a week 
  • It’s made up of paper-based theory work, and practical work doing projects. 
  • Your practical work will focus on BCATS projects. Along with learning the skills in using specific machinery, and safe working practices, you will learn how to work as a team, and build general life, work and study skills.   
How much does the course cost?2023-07-04T09:43:15+12:00
  • This course is Fees Free! No cost required when you meet the relevant funding pool requirements. 
  • You will have access to LBT equipment, gear and resources needed for this course. 
What qualifications do I need to apply?2023-07-04T09:33:44+12:00

You don’t need any qualifications to apply! This is an entry level course and will help build you up to do higher level courses. 

Where is this course run?2023-07-04T11:39:20+12:00

Basic Residential Property Management is run in Hastings, with more locations to come! Call us on ‘0508 TRAIN ME’ to register your interest or find the closest course to you. 

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Contact Info

191 St Hill Street Whanganui, 4500

Phone: 0508 TRAIN ME

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