NCEA L3 Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. McLean

Recommended Prior Learning

It would help if you have already completed CON2. However, if through timetable clashes you missed out on this choice last year, you can request an interview with either Mr. Ben Eustace or Mr. John McLean so that you can be considered, if appropriate.

This course builds upon the skills acquired at in CON2 in readiness for moving you to the next stage in your lives outside school; the Construction industry of today. You will be taking industry based standards that will hold you in good stead for getting an apprenticeship. 

Projects are designed around the skills that you need to acquire and the tools and machinery that you master.

Course Overview

Term 1
For this course, you are encouraged to search for your own project/s, within the limits drawn up by your teacher.
You will, by this stage be familiar with all aspects of the design process. Also, the importance of client feedback and the need to produce accurate and well constructed outcomes.
You will be guided as if you were an apprentice. Hence, your own decisions re materials and construction techniques will be up for discussion. It will be up to you to put your case to the teacher, justifying the decisions that need to be made as you go through the process of idea through to final outcome.

Term 2
Continuation from Term 1.

Term 3
Continuation from Term 2.

Term 4
Completing all projects and making sure that all associated standards have been completed.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 3, Technology - Hangarau

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Heavy Truck Driver, Medical Physicist, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Glazier, Automotive Refinisher, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Metal Worker, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Bus Driver, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Textile Process Operator, Carpenter, Carpet Cleaner, Flooring Installer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Diver, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Curator, Visual Merchandiser, Workplace Relations Adviser, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Environmental Engineer, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Plastics Worker, Ranger, Forestry and Logging Worker, Furniture Finisher, Landscape Architect, Glass Processor, Health and Safety Adviser, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner, Locksmith, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Valuer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Fire Engineer, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 clearfile, pencil and pen

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