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

Allied Trades Strand

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

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

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.

You can choose a strand in:

  • Scaffolding or
  • Brick and block laying (masonry trades).

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

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

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

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from late 2020)
Level 3
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Available (eligibility criteria applies)
Programme Code NZ2834
Duration

Six months (full-time)

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)
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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).

 

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.

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

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the trades calendar.

Further training or study

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

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). 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.