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Level 2 - Construction & Infrastructure Waikato Trades Academy

This programme will suit students looking for a career in the construction and maintenance of buildings, networks, and infrastructure. The Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway is all about the buildings and structures that we use every day. The work is project based, hands on, creative and satisfying. It is important to work as part of a team, completing projects to a high standard but frequently in an informal, onsite setting. The construction industry involves all aspects of construction and maintenance of buildings: from electrical, design and plumbing to quantity surveying. The range of specialities is vast. The infrastructure industry includes drainage, roading, telecommunication, electricity networks and more.


Within this Vocational Pathway students can move on to a second year. The available year two specialisations are Building and Construction, Electrical Engineering, and Architectural Design. Please ​Note: Delivery at Kopu is dependent on the number of students.

Introduction to Construction and Infrastructure Level 2 

Vocational Pathway: Construction and Infrastructure

Programme Modules: Building, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing and Gas fitting

NCEA Level: Level 2 (Level 3 in year 2)

Number of Credits: 38

​Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with their normal school work. The unit standards achieved at the WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3.​  

Duration of Programme: February to November, option to re-enrol for year two

Programme Structure: 1 day per week (8:30am - 3:00pm) during the school term. 

Location: Depending on your closest location, it will be one of the following:

  • Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Rd, Hamilton 
  • Kopu Workshop, 25 Kopu Road, Thames
  • Franklin Area.

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable)

Further Details: and

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. See your Careers Advisor

Year Two Entry Criteria: To move on to year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one.


Unit StandardTitleCreditLevelVersion
05907CWork safely with electrical equipment126
15844Flexible cords326
15845BSimple electrical diagrams425
​25068Perform basic residential plumbing maintenance under supervision521
02136Identify and describe hand tools and testing equipment for plumbing224
02139Soft solder metal joints324
02142Apply sealant to joints334
01120Identify and describe hand tools and checking equipment for drainlaying225
​22607Plans, drawing and specifications for BCATS projects322
24361Apply mathematical processes to BCATS projects321
02138Knowledge of asbestos and safety procedures124
​12938Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project423
12939Erect basic garden edge retaining walls as a BCATS project423
​​ Total NZQA Credits38​  


Girls In Engineering Programme

Wintec have teamed up with Hamilton based manufacturer Longveld ​​​​​​​to offer a unique training course for young women interested in a career in fabrication and engineering.