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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
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This programme consists of 60 credits. The courses include:
Workplace Safety Frameworks and Practices (20 Credits)
Students will learn about the broad legislative frameworks that regulates the construction industry; and requirements for workplace safety in the construction industry. Students are exposed to construction environments where they are able to apply their knowledge of safe working practices, the legislative framework and develop effective communication skills. After this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the broad legislative frameworks that regulates the construction industry; and requirements for workplace safety in the construction industry.
- Apply a range of effective communication skills when working with colleagues and customers within the construction industry.
- Apply safe working practices and basic legislative knowledge applicable to work in the construction industry.
Skills for Construction Trades (10 Credits)
Student will learn how to interpret and use construction specifications and drawings. Students will develop calculation skills that underpin construction practices in the industry. After this course, you will be able to:
- Intrepret and use specifications and drawings to complete simple construction projects.
- Perform simple calculations to complete a range of familiar tasks in the construction sector.
Terminology and Job Role Knowledge (10 Credits)
Students will learn common construction industry terminology, job roles, and inter-relationship knowledge of allied trades. You will then apply these while completing familiar construction tasks using hand tools and materials. After this course, you will be able to:
- Apply generic construction industry terminology and display job role and inter-relationship knowledge while carrying out allied trades tasks.
- Identify and use appropriate hand tools and materials in accordance with manufacturers instructions, to complete familiar tasks in the allied trades.
Allied Trades Project 1 (20 Credits)
You will complete a range of allied trade projects consisting of:
- Manufacture and assemble construction trade items relevant to defined construction projects.
- Select appropriate materials for construction projects and apply coatings and finishes for the selected materials.
- Apply compliance requirements to assigned project work.