Are you aged 16-19? The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides the chance to study for free for up to two years, and can support you with transport and pastoral care.
Classes are still running! All learning is now taking place online due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Further information can be found on our COVID-19 information page.
About this programme
This programme covers general construction and maintenance knowledge. It provides training across a wide range of construction and maintenance areas by giving you practical experience on small building projects. It will enable you to undertake construction jobs within your local community and can help you fi nd work in the industry or carry out commercial/house maintenance work.
This programme is also an ideal starting point for further study in the construction and painting sector.
What you will learn
You will learn to:
Draw detailed project sketches
Construct garden furniture or small sheds
Be able to safely use hand tools, power tools and machinery
Have knowledge of current building practices
Be able to discuss the use of selected building materials
Have knowledge of building calculation.
All applicants must:
be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes
Northland Polytechnic Certificate in Elementary Construction
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions