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Construction Trade Skills Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) with strand in Carpentry

TC1801

Course details

Summary

Students in this programme will gain skills and knowledge in health and safety, trade calculations, hand tools, and project work related to different aspects of the construction industry.

** Fee Free scholarships are available for domestic students in 2019 only (excludes Industry Training Organisation students). These scholarships apply to the following programmes: Mechanical Engineering Level 3, Electrical Engineering Level 3, Automotive Engineering Level 3, Construction Trade Skills Level 3; and Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) Level 3

What you'll study

Students will study four core modules, and complete all modules in the Carpentry strand.

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Core modules

 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BILD301​Construction Health and Safety315  
COMS303​Communication Skills35  
BILD302​Plans and Specifications for Simple Projects35  
BILD303​Construction Calculations35  
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Carpentry strand

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BILD307​Carpentry Terminology310  
BILD308​Basic Building Technology310  
BILD309​Construction and Installation Processes310  
BILD310​Building Foundations Project320  
BILD311​Building Envelope and Structural Elements Project320  
BILD312​Building Interiors Project320  
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Career/further opportunities

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work as a labourer or an apprentice. With additional training and/or experience they may go on to further roles in the construction industry such as carpenter, plasterer, painter or roofer.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates may be required to undertake a Needs Assessment to help identify any support they may need in order to be successful in the programme.

b) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

 

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).

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Pathways

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Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students, starting Semester 2


Your first day will be:

Date:  29 July
Time:  8am - 4pm
Venue: G Block, Student Street, Rotokauri Campus

Please ensure you have your Safety boots and glasses on this first day

Students will need to purchase their own safety gear and also tools - tool list as follows:

  • Steel cap safety boots
  • clear safety glasses
  • hammer 20oz
  • 8m tape measure
  • nail punch set
  • folding 1m ruler
  • bevel 
  • combination square
  • wood chisel set
  • utility knife
  • dogyu pry bar
  • builder's apron (toolbelt)
  • earmuffs (class 5)

The most important equipment for you to buy is safety boots. These must be steel-capped. Students must have safety boots & safety glasses before they can begin any practical sessions in the course.

If you are having difficulty with purchasing the tools above, please speak with your tutor in the first week.

 

Whānau night

Bring your family and come along to whānau night where you'll get to meet the trades team, find out about what support is on offer while you're studying, and get answers to all your questions. Pizza included ...

When: Wednesday 24 July. 5-6pm
Where: G block, Rotokauri Campus
It is not compulsory to attend whānau night.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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