L3 Technical Skills

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer

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.

Course Costs


Required Prior Learning

Open Entry.

Course Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 9681 v7 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
U.S. 12349 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of time management
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

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.