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 worldwide and needs more scaffolders and bricklayers – and this is the qualification to help get you into it.  

You will gain practical and work-ready skills through project-based learning, and in the end these will help you find a job in your chosen trade.

Choose from one of two allied trades strands and start your pre-apprenticeship training today in:

  • Scaffolding
  • Brick and Block laying (Masonry trades)

Each strand focuses on completing work to industry standards and to meet all appropriate consenting, quality and compliance requirements.  You’ll cover the importance of safe working practices and communication in the workplace plus how to identify, read and use drawings and specifications.

As a graduate of this programme, you can go on to become a trainee working under supervision or an apprentice within your trade.

You will receive a start up tool kit of essential equipment you need to complete your studies.

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
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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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/

Career opportunities

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

Programme structure

Workplace safety frameworks and practices: 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: Students will identify, read, and use specifications and drawings and calculation skills that underpin effective practice in the construction industry

STRAND CONTENT
Scaffolding

Scaffolding workplace safety frameworks and practices: 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: 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: 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: Students will complete a scaffolding project to industry standards

Trowel Trades

Roles and compliance within the trowel trades: Students will become familiar with the brick and block laying industry’s job roles, consenting and compliance  requirement

Brick and Block Project: 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 Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

Upon graduating you could enter an apprenticeship with the ITO, or remain with MIT to complete the next level qualification. Apprenticeships in the construction industry include Trowel Trades or Scaffolding Level 3 (via the ITO).

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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 Information and Application 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.