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Waikato Trades Academy - Certificate in Construction and Infrastructure (level 2)

About the programme

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: 37

​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
  • 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.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevel Credits
5907CWork safely with electrical equipment621
15844Flexible cords622
15845BSimple electrical diagrams524
​25068Perform basic residential plumbing maintenance under supervision125
2136Hand tools and testing equipment for plumbing 422
2139Soft solder metal joints423
2142Apply sealant to joints433
1120Hand tools and checking equipment for drainlaying522
​22607Plans, drawing and specifications for BCATS projects323
24361Apply mathematical processes to BCATS projects223
2138Knowledge of asbestos and safety procedures421
​12938Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project424
12939Erect basic garden edge retaining walls as a BCATS project424
​​ Total NZQA Credits
​ 37

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.