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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Building not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is for those intending to further develop underpinning skills and knowledge of building, construction and allied trades.

Graduates will have knowledge, skills, and experience of building, construction, and allied trades that may also assist with the achievement of NCEA and future employment. This qualification is not intended to recognise the level of commercial competence required of trade professionals.

Graduates will be able to perform construction tasks and undertake a Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS) project, under limited supervision, within a range of construction and allied trades learning environments such as school workshops, training establishments, outdoor areas, and industry placement workplaces.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work safely and contribute to a health and safety culture in a BCATS environment.
- Apply understanding of the properties of materials to select and use them for a BCATS project.
- Develop and use project documentation to plan and undertake a BCATS project.
- Communicate effectively and work collaboratively while undertaking a BCATS project.
- Measure and complete calculations to plan and undertake a BCATS project.
- Select, use, and maintain a range of tools, equipment and machinery to undertake a BCATS project.
- Incorporate the work of other building, construction and allied trades into a BCATS project schedule.
Education pathways
People undertaking this qualification will primarily do so in conjunction with undertaking the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 3844].

Holders of this qualification may choose to continue their education with a variety of qualifications relevant to the built environment and their chosen trade.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to obtain entry level roles and apprenticeships in building, construction, and allied trades' sectors.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
The New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction, and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2) [Ref: 3844] or equivalent skills and knowledge, is a prerequisite for entry to this qualification.

Health and safety note for schools:
It is expected that teachers comply with Safety in Technology Education: A Guidance Manual for New Zealand Schools; Ministry of Education 2017, and any subsequent versions of this document.
Education Organisation Manukau Institute of Technology
Developed By Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3845
Status Current
Created 2018-07-20 14:32:06.0
Next Review 2023-07-31 00:00:00.0
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