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Vocational Pathway - Construction and Infrastructure Sector (Level 2)

About the programme

In this NCEA Level 2 programe, you’ll be introduced to and get an exciting look into the trades construction and infrastructure industry. Your first year of learning is hands-on practical where you will learn components in electrical, plumbing and building, as well as the opportunity to creating things that you will be proud of. This course offers entry level skills that you can take with you into the next level of your career in construction and infrastructure.

Vocational pathway: Construction and Infrastructure

Programme code: YP1501

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-3pm) 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

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.

Please note this programme is pending external approval.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevel Credits
TE05907CWork safely with electrical equipment621
TC15844Select and install flexible cords723
TE15852Isolate and test low-voltage electrical subcircuits622
TE15849Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work622
TE​25068Perform basic residential plumbing maintenance under supervision125
TE02136Identify and describe hand tools and testing equipment for plumbing 422
TE02139Soft solder metal joints423
TE02142Apply sealant to joints433
TE01120Identify and describe hand tools and checking equipment for drainlaying
TC24354Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment224
TE24361Apply mathematical processes to BCATS projects323
TC12935Construct a spaced residential timber deck up to one metre high as a BCATS project528
​​ Total NZQA Credits
​ 38

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.