L3 Technical Skills

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

Required Prior Learning

Open Entry.

For students who are yet to decide upon a career path involving university education, trade, apprenticeship or a possible course of study at a Polytechnic. This course will be skills based in the Wood Materials Technology workshop and will focus on developing determination and a positive attitude to hard work. 

It will include machine competency, hand tool efficiency, technical drawing and production line work. It will be linked to work experience programmes and guest speaker visits. Strict compliances with industry work standards and workplace safety will be expected. Projects for the students to take home will be wooden furniture items directed by the teacher.

This course will be assessed to a selection of internally assessed Achievement Standards at L3. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 9 L3 credits of a mainly practical nature and a further 10 L3 credits should they elect to complete an individual design portfolio of drawings, photographs and theory work. It is potentially a 19 credit internally assessed Achievement Standard course.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures
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


Pathway Tags

Architectural Technician, Boat builder, Building and construction Engineer, Cabinet maker, Carpenter, CNC programmer, Coachbuilder, Computer Aided Design worker, Digital Artist, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electrical trades worker, Engineering machinist, Fabrication Engineer, Game designer, Gasfitter, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Industrial designer, Interior designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Marine Engineer, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer, Metal worker, Motor body builder, Plumber, Product designer, Quantity surveyor, Sign maker, Spatial designer, Telecommunications technician, Weapons Engineer officer, Welder, etc.