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.
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
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.
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.
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.