Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Trades Essentials (Micro-credential)
Qualification Type Micro-credential
Level 2
Credits 25
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Building not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this micro-credential is to introduce learners/ākonga to the core aptitude, skills, and attributes needed to successfully work at the entry-level, in the construction and engineering industries.

The Trades Essentials micro-credential addresses an identified gap in the introductory skills required by those working in the construction and engineering industries in Aotearoa New Zealand. It will enhance employment and job seeking opportunities prior to committing to further industry training and/or employment in the construction or engineering trades. It is intended for people new to the construction or engineering trades, or those who have secured a job prior to enter the trades workforce for the first time.
Graduate profile
On successful completion learners/ākonga will be able to:

* Communicate effectively within a team to complete a trades project.
* Describe practices that promote effective communication with supervisors in a trade's workplace.
* Demonstrate cultural awareness to support workplace relationships.
* Describe rights and responsibilities as an employee working in trades.
* Plan and apply personal daily routines to support working in the trades.
* Demonstrate health and safety responsibilities as an employee working in trades.
* Identify when literacy and numeracy is used in construction or engineering.
* Apply problem-solving strategies when completing trades projects.
* Identify career opportunities and qualification pathways in the trades.
* Safely operate basic tools and equipment used in the trades.
* Demonstrate sustainable practices for material use.
Education pathways
N/A
Entry Requirements
Pre-enrolment
* Providers must ensure that applicants are informed about the physical nature of construction and engineering worksites.
* This micro-credential is designed to be delivered with a blend of worksite and classroom learning. The worksite experience may be in a commercial workplace or simulated in a provider-based facility.
* Where worksite experience is in a commercial workplace, a workplace training agreement or equivalent must be agreed between the learner, the provider, and the employer.

Accessibility
* Providers will ensure meaningful engagement with the variety of learners/ākonga and support organisations.
* Learners/ākonga will need to be able to meet the physical demands of a construction or engineering role.
* Learners/ākonga require sufficient literacy capability for reading and completing basic workplace documents.

Language proficiency
* Providers will support ākonga/learners during delivery to ensure they have the level of language proficiency or literacy required.
Education Organisation No organisations currently offer this qualification.
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4971
Status Current
Created January 2024
Next Review December 2025
Content
Components
- Communicating in construction and engineering trades
- Rights and responsibilities when working in the trades
- Preparing for a career in the trades
- Practical trades skills

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