Construction Materials & Safe Working Practices

    Course details

    • Code: CONS.3103
    • Fee: $726*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Carpentry
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
LocationRotorua Trades Academy, Taupo Trades Academy, Tokoroa Trades Academy, Whakatane Trades Academy

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of health and safety requirements, safe working practices, and the use of timber, other construction materials, machinery and equipment within the construction industry. Students will gain the skills to safely set-up, operate and maintain specific machinery and equipment on a construction site.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. receive and interpret verbal, written and visual information, including health and safety legislation and procedures, and apply safe working practices within a workplace environment;
  2. understand the types, uses, treatment, handling and storage of timber and other materials used in construction; and
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the safe setting-up, operation and maintenance of fixed machinery and timber machining equipment within a construction workplace.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

TitleCodeLevelCredits
Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices on construction sites1299733
Demonstrate knowledge of timber machining equipment used on construction sites1299933
Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery in the construction of BCATS projects2435126
Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS workplace2435424
Demonstrate knowledge of timber and other construction materials used in BCATS projects2436025

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017