Free^ scaffolding or brick laying pre-trade apprenticeship

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with a strand in Allied Trades

Specialise in scaffolding or masonry trades (brick and block laying)

Last chance!

Apply now for our July intake and TTAF will cover your fees^.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is free^ until 31 December 2022. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Programme highlights

The construction industry needs more scaffolders and bricklayers.

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

Learn how to work to industry standards and meet all appropriate consenting and compliance requirements. You will get real-life experience completing a project to industry standards.

When you graduate, you will be ready to get a job as a trainee or apprentice working under supervision. You will also receive a tool kit of equipment needed to complete the course.

Choose your specialist strand
Scaffolding strand

Learn health and safety, and the basic principles of how to design, construct and dismantle scaffolding from around structures.

Masonry trades strand (Brick and block laying)
Learn the fundamentals of how to lay bricks and concrete blocks to construct or repair a range of structures such as buildings, walls, or paved areas.

Aspects of this programme are physically demanding, please talk with an Ask Me! agent if you face fitness or mobility challenges.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT TechPark

Level 3
Domestic fees

Free^

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Available (eligibility criteria applies)

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Programme code NZ2834
Duration

Full-time for 17 teaching weeks

Study method

Three days per week

Credits 60
International fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Available (eligibility criteria applies)

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) 

with strands in Carpentry, Scaffolding, Masonry Trades, Paint and Plaster, and Roofing


Brick and block laying at MIT

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for domestic students

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

English language entry requirements

You will need English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English (an assessment may be required if your first language is not English).

 
 

Programme structure

You will need to complete four courses which are related to your chosen strand (60 credits):

Scaffolding

211.319 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.

211.320 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.

211.321 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.

211.322 Scaffolding project (20 credits)

Students will complete a scaffolding project to industry standards.

Masonry trades

211.313 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.

211.314 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.

211.315 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.

211.316 Brick and block project (20 credits)

Students will complete a brick/block project to industry standards.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the trades calendar.

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 brick and block laying apprentice or trainee working under supervision.

Further training or study

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

For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation. Note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs.  Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.