L2 Building & Allied Trades

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

Required Prior Learning

Open Entry.

This course is designed to introduce students to skills and techniques found in the Building industry, including Carpentry, Construction and an insight into many of the associated sub-trades: Roofing, Plumbing and Electrical to mention a few. 

The students will be involved in planning projects, completing relevant documentation such as working drawings and cutting lists. They also gain experience in the use of workshop tools and equipment during the construction of their projects, and are also trained in the safe use of the portable power tools and hand tools they are likely to encounter in trade based workplaces.

Projects include a Saw Horse and Cape Cod Chair, both of which are take home projects. They will also work on community based projects such as outdoor seating and a small building.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Unit Standards at L2 incorporating written work with written tests and practical work. These are assessed by the classroom teacher and moderated by an external provider. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 24 credits from this internally assessed course.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures

L3 Technical Skills

Career Pathways

Survey Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Loader, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Auctioneer, Glazier, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Property Manager, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Surveyor, Caretaker, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cleaner, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Painter and Decorator, Concrete Worker, Conservator, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Crane Operator, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrician, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Ranger, Furniture Finisher, Pest Control Technician, Game Developer, Landscaper, Glass Processor, Joiner, Locksmith, Security Officer/Guard, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker, Scaffolder, Window Cleaner, Intelligence Officer, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist

Course Costs

Wood, glues, oils, sandpaper and other project materials and hardware. $130

Pathway Tags

Boat builder, Building and construction Engineer, Cabinet maker, Carpenter, CNC programmer, Coachbuilder, Computer Aided Design worker, Draughts person, Electrical trades worker, Engineering machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Metal worker, Motor body builder, Naval Architect, Plumber, Product designer, Quantity surveyor, Sign maker, Spatial designer, Welder, etc. Any of the construction industry trades or careers.