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Level 3 Building Academy Full Time

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Simpson

Welcome to the Building Academy

Nau mai ki te Whare Aronui o Tiriwa. The Building Academy welcomes you. 

This Academy creates real opportunities for enthusiastic students in carpentry and construction. Over the year, the students will be involved in building a three bedroom, 100m2 houses on site at MHS. This is a one year, full time Academy which allows students to achieve NCEA Level 3 and the Level 3 BCATS in Carpentry upon successful completion.

In 2022 the programme will include BCITO L4 standards, (we are the first school in NZ to be given these privileges). This will allow students to gain some credit towards their building apprenticeship, should they proceed in that direction. There will be some work experience involved, most likely in Semester Two, where students could be off - site at a local business/builders continuing their training, then back at MHS for the other three days of the week.

Entry into the Building Academy is at the discretion of the Building Tutor and Senior Management after an application is made. There will be a trial period which lasts to mid-Term 1.

All the standards covered in the course contribute to Level 3 NCEA or higher, plus students will have the opportunity of gaining the following certificates: Site Safe Passport, First Aid Certificate, Fork Hoist license, Ramset Powder Actuated Tool, the Paslode Nail Gun Certificate, working at heights and fork lift truck training certification.

Students will also gain competency with a comprehensive range of building power tools. Also, they will be trained in the Health and Safety requirements of modern construction sites and familiarity with the requirements of both employers and employees under the Health & Safety Act and Regulations.

There are no course fees for the Building Academy but students will need to purchase the Building Academy Uniform.

The Building Academy Uniform.

The regulation MHS Black Jersey (only for students who previously attended Massey High) plus the following items, some of which must be purchased through school. See Ms Douglas or Mr Hackett at the Academy Offices.

  • A good quality Orange hi viz polar fleece Parka or Orange Hi vis hoodie. (more are likely to use this colder option!)
  • A set of Academy polo shirts
  • Socks
  • Orange Hi-vis Raincoat
  • A good quality pair of safety boots
  • Black cargo shorts or longs

The Academy uniform should not be purchased until acceptance into this academy is guaranteed.

Course Description: 

The level 3 building academy is a continuation of the level 2 carpentry course. The students will build a 3 bedroom house throughout the year as their major project. Although the practical component is similar, the Level 3 course has a larger focus on project management than carpentry theory. Students will understand the building process in terms of materials selection and how to manage different trades throughout the build. The course also has a large CAD (computer aided design) component. Students will learn how to draw the house with 3d software and produce a scaled set of plans to read from

Course structure

The course runs full time, (all day), five days a week. The start and finish of the day can be different to the rest of the school. There will be some extra days during the school year depending on the progress of the house build. The finish of the school year will also be dependent on the house build and students will be notified by the Building tutor. The current existing standards are listed in the following tables. (Subject to change).

Also see second paragraph above under Welcome to the Building Academy.

Individual education plans, IEPs. 

All students will have regular IEP meetings to check their progress towards their vocational pathways award and/or NCEA.

Preferred subject choices along with Building. 

The level 3 Building Preference for Academy places will be given to students who have successfully completed Multi Skills or level 2 carpentry or have a desire to make a career in this employment area. 

Students may only select ONE academy.

To apply for an academy choose ONE of the following

  • Complete the online MHS course selection process and select the Academy (AWVA), you wish to apply for.
  • See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for an AWVA Application form or complete the online form here, save to your device and email to Ms Douglas, [email protected].

MHS AWVA Academy 2022 application form

If you have trouble opening the application form then please email [email protected] , and a form will be emailed to you. If emailing please state which academy you wish to apply for.


Recommended Prior Learning


Entry and commitment from students. All students who wish to apply for this academy must complete an AWVA application form. Places will be limited and an interview process will be arranged with the student and their whānau or support person and the MHS academy tutor. Students will be invited to attend the level 3 building academy if they have demonstrated a high level of commitment and a strong work ethic in the level 2 course. Students who have completed level 2 in the main school are also invited to apply if they are interested in pursuing a career in construction / architecture or construction management. Students will need to be committed to maintaining their attendance at 95%.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Our academy courses are fees free, apart from the required Building Uniform and Safety Boots, which students must purchase. Any trips for our students will have the transport paid for by MHS.

Pathway

Career Options from Academy:
• Fencer
• General Labourer
• Timber Grader
• Timber Machinist
• Fork-Lift Operator
• Heavy Truck Driver
• Sawmill Operator
• Scaffolder
• Painter and Decorator
• Roofer
• Boat Builder
• Building Control Officer
• Bricklayer
• Building Insulator
• Cabinet Maker
• Carpenter
• Stonemason
• Drain layer
• Joiner
• Plumber and Gasfitter
• Civil Engineering Technician
• Construction Site Manager
• Land Surveyor
• Quantity Surveyor
• Teacher

Apprenticeships

Further Study Option no UE
• Unitec
o Certificate in Multi Skill Building Construction
o Certificate in Applied Technology – Carpentry
o Diploma in Applied Technology – Building
• G&H Training Limited
o Pre-Employment Carpentry
• MIT
o Certificate in Entry to Carpentry
o Certificate in Carpentry
o National Certificate in Carpentry
o National Certificate in Construction – Leading Hand
o National Certificate in Construction – Supervisors
o National Certificate in Plumbing and Gas fitting
o Certificate in Plumbing and Gas fitting
o New Zealand Diploma in Engineering – Civil
o MIT Certificate in pre Degree studies - Engineering

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 65 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 65 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10851 v4
NZQA Info
Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift)
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 7
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10852 v4
NZQA Info
Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) fitted with attachments
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 13017 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of fixing exterior claddings

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18409 v5
NZQA Info
Use a forklift mounted safety platform in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 21211 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of, and methods used in weatherproofing buildings

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24381 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of constructing floor framing, flooring, and decking

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24382 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of setting out, assembling and erecting timber and steel wall frames

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24386 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of thermal insulation and sound control for buildings

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24388 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of cutting, fitting and fixing interior linings and trim

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 4
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29677 v1
NZQA Info
Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29679 v1
NZQA Info
Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29681 v1
NZQA Info
Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29682 v1
NZQA Info
Select, use, and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a Stage 3 BCATS project
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29684 v1
NZQA Info
Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 65
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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