Note: As a subsidiary of
Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 40 credits. The courses include:
Introduction to Building and Construction (18 Credits)
Students will learn the basics of the building industry, including health and safety requirements. After completing this building and construction course, you will be able to;
- Identify, describe, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects.
- Describe health and safety legislation and procedures and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment.
- Receive instructions, and communicate information related to BCATS projects.
- Describe the roles of different trades involved in the construction industry.
Introduction to Construction Planning (14 Credits)
Students will learn construction planning, mathematical processes, timber and other construction materials. After completing this construction planning course, you will be able to:
- Apply mathematical processes to BCATS projects.
- Create sketches and drawings for BCATS projects.
- Describe types, parts and structure of timber.
- Describe conversion, treatment, handling and storage of timber and other construction material.
Construction Project (8 Credits)
Students will learn to undertake and complete a construction project. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify and prepare components, quantities and materials required from BCATS project documentation.
- Mark, set out and construct components in accordance with BCATS project documentation.
- Assemble and finish BCATS project in accordance to working drawings and job specifications.
- Complete works operation in accordance with workplace practices.