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STAR Construction Skills

STAR Construction Skills

Level 2

Discover if carpentry is right for you while still in secondary school with UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme.

A photograph of a young lady using a circular saw to cut a piece of timber
Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 1 day per week for 8 weeks

Dates:
TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to students. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Are you interested in putting things together and creating things from wood? Are you interested in building? If so, UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme could be for you. You'll gain a base understanding and the core skills required to construct a utility building on-site at UCOL.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 



 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in carpentry. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

  • Academy Construction
  • Dual Pathways National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trade Skills

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Carpenters & joiners and Construction Workers.

 Course Information

UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme comprises 8 Credits.

 Learning Facilities

Study at UCOL's dedicated trades facility.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

This short course is part of a suite of 'STAR' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's STAR Construction Skills Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

Costs
Fees-free for students. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL a fee.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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