Level 2 Multi Skills. Open to Yr 11 & 12. One day a week for part of year.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Hackett

Welcome to the Level 2 Multi Skills Academy.
Nau mai ki te Whare Aronui o Tiriwa. The Multi Skills Academy welcomes you.
This academy is available to Years 11 and 12 students who wish to learn renovation skills at MHS. The students will have the opportunity to renovate a house on site at MHS, learning the skills required as they go. The skills could include paving, plan reading, painting, landscape skills etc. The students should gain a Site Safe Certificate.
This Academy is over-laid on the school timetable, meaning the students come out of their normal class when the academy is on. Students select five other subjects plus the Multi Skills academy. The academy runs all day Thursday and continues after normal school hours. The syudents are expected to catch up on the work they miss on the Thursdays.
All the standards covered in this course will contribute to the NCEA qualification at the given level. The standards in the course are unit standards. This course can lead to the full time Carpentry academy at Level 2 in the following year.

The Multi Skills Academy is open to Year 11 and 12 students, and the standards are Level 2. 

The exact details change each year, depending on the situation with the building site.

All academy students will need to fill out an AWVA one page application form. See Ms Douglas at the Academy Offices for a 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.


All Academies (AWVA)


Level 2 Carpentry Academy Full Time

The Multi Skills academy is made up of mainly Level 2 standards and is open to students from Years, 11 and 12. All the credits will count towards the NCEA. It did not run in 2021 due to no tutor being available.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 12933 v5 Complete minor concrete works as a BCATS project
U.S. 12935 v5 Construct a spaced residential timber deck up to one metre high as a BCATS project
U.S. 12938 v5 Lay paving blocks as a BCATS project
U.S. 12939 v5 Construct a basic retaining wall as a BCATS project
U.S. 22129 v4 Construct and maintain a basic residential fence and gate as a BCATS project
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 29 credits.