NCEA L2 Top of the South Trades Academy (NMIT)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

There is no recommended prior learning.

Top of the South Trades Academy delivered by NMIT.

Marlborough Campus

 Standards offer vary depending on which course of study is undertaken. Students must apply for these courses and we cannot guarantee a place. Collect application forms from the Careers and Transition Department term 3.

Courses offered every Thursday at the NMIT Marlborough Campus are:

Automotive Engineering


World of wine cellar operations

Nelson Campus

Courses offered at NMIT Nelson Campus 

Mechanical Engineering, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Creative Design for Hair and Make Up, Sport and Exercise, Art and Design, Digital Technology, Health and Support Services. Students are transported over to Nelson on Fridays. Please note the transport leaves very early and students who arrive at Marlborough Boys' College by bus will arrive too late to catch the NMIT bus. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Skills and theory work delivered and assessed on campus.

Term 2
Skills and theory work delivered and assessed on campus.

Term 3
Skills and theory work delivered and assessed on campus.

Term 4
Skills and theory work delivered and assessed on campus.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Careers and Transition - Ngā Ara Mahi

Career Pathways

Brewer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Food and Beverage Factory Worker, Winemaker, Viticulturist, Survey Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Software Developer, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Diver, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Technical Writer, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Engineering Machinist, Welder, Ranger, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Locksmith, Train Driver, Ship's Master, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Plastics Technician, Project Manager, Saw Doctor, Scaffolder, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Test Analyst, Geospatial Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is no charge. A bus, for rural students,collects students from Marlborough Girls' College and transports them to the Budge Street campus and returns them in time to catch a connecting bus home.

Assessment Information Both practical and written assessments are by Unit Standards administered by NMIT. The standards student pass are put onto the Marlborough Boys' College system and count towards NCEA qualifications.