Careers in civil infrastructure can range from building roads, bridges and subdivisons, to designing and managing the assets that are vital for core industries, like power, water and transport.
This innovative programme will give you an introduction to the civil infrastructure industry in a very practical way. You will spend time working alongside employers, gaining experience and working towards industry credits.
As part of this programme you will work towards the NZ Certificate in Infrastructure Works Level 2. This qualification is the first step in your career in the industry, giving you the skills and knowledge to work safely on civil construction sites. This can be a springboard to further training, employment and positions of responsibility in the industry.
Time: 9am to 2.30 pm Thursdays or Fridays
Location: Nelson and Marlborough bases
Pathways + Opportunities
- ITO Training and Industry Employment/ Cadetships/Apprenticeships
- NZ Diploma in Engineering – Civil, Level 6, NMIT
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Bachelor of Engineering
CIVIL ENGINEERING INCLUDES BUILDING STRUCTURES IN:
Roading, sewage, bridges, dams, transport, and gas and water supply systems
Government and Local Government
Private Construction Company
Marine Structural Engineer
Project Construction Engineer
Infrastructure and Utility Organisations
Renee is interested in engineering but wanted something practical, so when the Civil Infrastructure programme was suggested she decided to give it go. “I really like that you can work at your own pace and that it’s not all classroom stuff. When we visit sites it’s interesting seeing how they actually do things, rather than just driving past in your car.”
Renee was particularly interested to find out how complicated the traffic management job was. “It’s not just randomly putting out cones, there are specific plans.” Renee appreciates the way the course is run and has found the tutor both entertaining and very good at explaining things. “He is really interested in what we want to do”.
Renee thinks the course is an excellent option for student who aren’t sure what they want to do in the future, but who are interested in a trade. “You get a head-start on other people if you decide you do really want to do a trade and get a job.”
Bawi has always been interested in civil infrastructure and hopes to find a career in this industry when he leaves school. He really enjoys the tutor and is finding the course a lot of fun. “My English is not too good and sometimes I don’t understand some of the words in the booklets, but the tutor explains things and helps us. He’s very funny and I like the way he teaches.”
The practical nature of the course really suits Bawi and he enjoys visiting different construction sites. “I really like the hands on, practical things we get to do., like visiting Fulton Hogan and learning more about what they do. It’s really interesting.” Bawi would highly recommend this course to others.