Level 3 Building Academy Full Time

ACDBUI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Simpson

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%.



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.



Faculties:

All Academies (AWVA)



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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10851 v4 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift)
3
I
7
U.S. 10852 v4 Operate a powered industrial lift truck (forklift) fitted with attachments
3
I
3
U.S. 13017 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of fixing exterior claddings
4
I
3
U.S. 18409 v5 Use a forklift mounted safety platform in the workplace
3
I
4
U.S. 21211 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of, and methods used in weatherproofing buildings
3
I
4
U.S. 24381 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of constructing floor framing, flooring, and decking
3
I
3
U.S. 24382 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of setting out, assembling and erecting timber and steel wall frames
4
I
5
U.S. 24386 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of thermal insulation and sound control for buildings
3
I
2
U.S. 24388 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of cutting, fitting and fixing interior linings and trim
4
I
5
U.S. 29677 v1 Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment
3
I
2
U.S. 29679 v1 Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project
3
I
8
U.S. 29681 v1 Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project
3
I
3
U.S. 29682 v1 Select, use, and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a Stage 3 BCATS project
3
I
4
U.S. 29684 v1 Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project
3
I
12
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Apprenticeships in Carpentry. Construction and Allied Trades or direct employment in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector including management.