Introduction to Infrastructure Works (Level 2)

Introduction to Infrastructure Works (Level 2)2023-07-04T13:48:51+12:00

The programme is designed for people who wish to develop basic skills and knowledge in the civil construction (roading) industries.  It will build general life, work and study skills in a holistic learning and supportive environment. Students will learn foundation knowledge and basic skills in safe working practices; use and maintenance of specified machinery, temporary traffic management control, driving and licensing requirements, and with assisting in the planning, completion, and quality checking of a civil construction sites.

Course CodeCourse Name
VPCW2.1Store Equipment
VPCW2.02Knowledge of Infrastructure
VPCW2.03Maintain Small Machinery
VPCW2.04Work Records for Infrastructure Works
VPCW2.05Compacting Materials
VPCW2.06Communicate in a Team
VPCW2.07Minor Concrete Works
VPCW2.08Communication Skills
VPCW2.09Emergency Response
VPCW2.10Working Safely at Sites
VPCW2.11Temporary Traffic Management
VPCW2.12Occupational Areas and Structures
VPCW2.13Use and Care for Hand Tools
VPCW2.14Concrete Materials
VPCW2.15Write to Communicate
VPCW2.16Read Text
VPCW2.17Spoken Interactions
VPCW2.18Number to Solve Problems
VPCW2.19Statistical Information
VPCW2.20Measurement to Solve Problems
VPCW2.21Lay Interlocking Pavers
VPCW2.22Health and Safety
VPCW2.23Environment Influence

Outcome Statement

Graduates will be ready to enter employment at a supervised level in the general field of civil construction, or to enter higher study in one of the fields covered in this programme, or in some other entry level programme.

The following qualifications are available for progression to higher level of study:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Civil Works with strands in Earthworks, Road Construction, Concrete (non-structural), and Road Maintenance, Level 4
  • New Zealand Certificate in Civil Infrastructure Trades (Bituminous Surfacing Construction) with strands in Bituminous mixes, Chipseal, and Slurry, Level 4
  • New Zealand Certificate in Civil Infrastructure Trades (Civil Works) with strands in Earthworks, Road Construction, Concrete Works (non-structural), and Road Maintenance, Level 4


This programme runs for 26 weeks.

Entry Criteria

Applicants Must:

  • Be aged 17 years and over
  • Must hold a Restricted Car Licence
  • 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 civil construction 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.

Introduction to Infrastructure (Level 2) FAQs

What is this course about?2023-07-04T11:23:55+12:00
  • This is an 80 credit NZQA course, which teaches the basics in infrastructure by doing projects, and hands on work. 
  • You will gain your NCEA Level 2 in Civil Construction. Upon graduation of this course, you will have developed basic skills and knowledge in the civil construction industries.  
  • The course covers health and safety, using machinery, communication and more! 
Who can do this course?2023-07-04T11:24:48+12:00
  • You must be aged 16 years or over. 
  • You must be a NZ or Australian citizen or have NZ residency. You cannot do this course if you are here on a work visa. 
  • Call us on ‘0508 TRAIN ME’ if you have any other questions about enrolments and eligibility. 
How will this course benefit me in the workforce?2023-07-04T11:29:23+12:00
  • By the end of this course, you will have completed the National Certificate in Civil Infrastructure (Level 2) which is an NZQA recognized qualification. 
  • Potential employers within this industry are looking for people who have skills and knowledge in the building industry. Knowing how to use hand tools and specialist tools that are used on worksites will give you a sought-after skill. 
  • Roading Companies will require potential employees to have basic skills and knowledge of Temporary Traffic Management. 
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?2023-07-04T11:30:39+12:00
  • This course runs full-time only, on weekdays, 4-5 days a week. 
  • It’s made up of paper-based theory work, and practical work, using tools and doing building and concreting projects.  
  • The course requires you to complete projects, with your classmates, working as a team.  
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?2023-07-04T11:31:45+12:00

Introduction to Infrastructure Works (Civil) 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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