New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Scaffolding and Brick and Block laying)

Allied Trades Strand

Programme highlights

The construction industry is booming and needs more scaffolders and bricklayers.

This qualification will give you the practical and work-ready skills to start out in the industry.

You can choose from one of two allied trades strands:

  • Scaffolding
  • Brick and Block laying (Masonry trades).

You'll learn how to work to industry standards and meet all appropriate consenting and compliance requirements.  

When you graduate, you'll be ready to get a job as a trainee working under supervision or an apprentice.

Students will receive a tool kit of equipment needed to complete the course.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $3,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2834
Duration

6 months

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees This programme will no longer be open to International Students from 1 January 2020.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Need help applying?

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If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

This programme is designed for people who are beginning a career in the construction trade sector.  On completion you will have entry level skills to enter the construction trade as a scaffolding or a brick and block laying apprentice or trainee working under supervision.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 4 courses (60 credits):

Scaffolding

Scaffolding workplace safety frameworks and practices (20 credits)

This course aims to introduce students to the legislative frameworks and requirements for workplace safety in the construction industry and requires students to select and consistently apply safe working practices and effective communication skills as they undertake project based work.

Planning for scaffolders (10 credits)

Students will identify, read, and use specifications and drawings and calculation skills that underpin effective practice in the scaffold industry

Scaffolding terminology, compliance and job roles (10 credits)

Students will become familiar with and use generic construction industry terminology and display job role and consenting and compliance knowledge to complete familiar tasks in the allied trades.

Scaffolding project (20 credits)

Students will complete a scaffolding project to industry standards

Masonry Trades

Workplace safety frameworks and practices (20 credits)

This course aims to introduce students to the legislative frameworks and requirements for workplace safety in the construction industry and requires students to select and consistently apply safe working practices and effective communication skills as they undertake project based work

Skills for construction trades (10 credits)

Students will identify, read, and use specifications and drawings and calculation skills that underpin effective practice in the construction industry

Roles and compliance within the masonry trades (10 credits)

Students will become familiar with the brick and block laying industry’s job roles, consenting and compliance  requirement

Brick and Block Project (20 credits)

Students will complete a brick / block project to industry standards

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the School of Building and Civil Construction calendar.

Further training or study

Upon graduating you could enter an apprenticeship with the relevant Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for your chosen trade.

Offered by

School of Building and Civil Construction

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.