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Level 2 Carpentry Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Nick Hackett

Welcome to the Carpentry Academy
Nau mai ki te Whare Aronui o Tiriwa. The Carpentry 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, 120m2 house on site at MHS. This is a one year, full time Academy which allows students to achieve NCEA Level 2 endorsed with the Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway Award and the Level 2 BCATS in Carpentry upon successful completion.
Entry into the Carpentry Academy is at the discretion of the Carpentry 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 2 NCEA or higher, plus students will have the opportunity of gaining the following certificates: Site Safe Passport, First Aid Certificate, Ramset Powder Actuated Tool and the Paslode Nail Gun Certificate.
Students will also gain competency with a comprehensive range of building power tools and a comprehensive range of building hand 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 Carpentry Academy but students will need to purchase the Carpentry Academy Uniform.
The Carpentry 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.
• The Mitre 10 Cap and Beanie as issued to all academy students.
• A good quality hi viz polar fleece Parka.
• A set of Academy polo shirts
• Socks
• Hi-vis Raincoat
• A good quality pair of safety boots
• Black cargo shorts
The Academy uniform should not be purchased until acceptance into this academy is guaranteed.

All students will need to: complete the MHS online selection process or see Mr Hackett or Mr Tinling, plus complete an AWVA application form and have an interview with the academy tutor. Students will then be notified about whether they have been selected or not.

Places are limited in the academies and are not guaranteed until the application has been confirmed after the above.
Further information is available in the specific academy handbook.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All the academies are fees free, which includes some bus transport. However, some have a uniform cost.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.