New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) - Construction

19 Weeks

This programme aims to provide students with general construction and maintenance knowledge.

If you want to get into the building trade, or learn how to work on your home and land, this programme is a great starting point. Covering 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.

What you will learn

You will learn wide range of construction and career skills. The development of literacy, numeracy and information technology is embedded and applied throughout the learning experience. 

This programme gives you the chance to study in a supportive environment where you get the time and individual attention you need to achieve a level 2 qualification.

  • Reading plans
  • Drawing detailed project sketches
  • Non-consent building of garden furniture or small sheds
  • Safely use hand tools, power tools and machinery
  • Knowledge of current building practices
  • Be able to discuss the use of selected building materials
  • Have knowledge of building calculations.
  • Concrete preparation, mixing and laying
  • Work collaboratively and effectively in a team or group to achieve a task or outcome
  • Producing a CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Budgeting skills

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Whangārei
Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Construction
Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Construction
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 13, 2023
June 21, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
Fees Free
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
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Whangārei
Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Construction
Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) Construction
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
July 17, 2023
November 22, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
Fees Free
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

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. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Career opportunities

  • Carpentry apprenticeships
  • Trade assistants
  • Joinery apprenticeships

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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