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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 the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills course.

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

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One day per week for six weeks (Monday).

Dates:
Palmerston North
26 May – 30 Jun 2023
12 Oct – 9 Nov 2023

Levin
21 Jul – 18 Aug 2023

Whanganui & Masterton
2023 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. 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, the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills course could be for you. You'll gain a base understanding and the core skills required to construct a utility building on-site at UCOL | Te Pūkenga.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills course, 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 the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills course 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 for Carpenters and Joiners and Construction Workers, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

The UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills Programme comprises 8 Credits.

 Learning Facilities

Study at the UCOL | Te Pūkenga dedicated trades facility.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners 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' courses offered by UCOL | Te Pūkenga to secondary learners 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 the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Construction Skills course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

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

 Additional Costs

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

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