This hands-on carpentry programme is the first rung on the ladder of a great career that can really take you places.
Draw and sketch methods required for projects and establish job requirements and convert sketches to instrumental drawings.
You will also gain experience and practical knowledge in the use and maintenance of power tools along with learning to calculate quantities required for projects. Health and safety requirements are a key component of the programme.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of lines and symbols, and drawing and sketching methods required for BCATS projects, establish job requirements and create sketches, and convert sketches to instrumental drawings for BCATS projects.
- Identify, describe, select, maintain, and use portable power tools for the construction of BCATS projects.
- Calculate quantities and prepare an order, set out and construct a non-consent timber framed utility building, and complete work operations.
Note: Some unit standards may change. Final information on the standards specific to your course will be available prior to starting your programme.
If circumstances change there could be mixed models of delivery e.g online, face to face one day per week or block options.
Starts: February 2023
9am to 2.30pm Fridays
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/ Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- Tertiary Pre-Employment Training at NMIT in Carpentry and Construction Trades Skills
- University Studies:
• Civil Engineering
• Project Management
• Resource Management
• Building Science
- Concrete contractor
- Landscape construction
- Construction site foreman
- Designer and draughtsperson
- Quantity estimator
- Residential building construction worker
- Retail shop fit out
- Building supplies sales
- Labourer/hammer hand
- Commercial building
- Construction project manager
Find out more about what you will learn in the programme
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Dylan has been interested in the building industry for some time, taking Hard Materials at school, as well as completing smaller building projects at home. When Dylan was choosing his subjects for Year 12, the Trades Academy programme seemed like a good option for extending his knowledge and skills and finding out more about the different options and pathways into the building sector.
Dylan enjoys the environment at NMIT, especially the fact that Trades students are treated like adults and are trusted and respected by their tutors. This makes learning new skills easier and more enjoyable.
A particular highlight for Dylan is that the students get to work on a large shed project in teams, as well as being able to undertake smaller individual projects that they have chosen and designed themselves. Dylan is currently building a tool box for the back of his ute. With the help of the tutors he’s drawn up the plans and is now starting to put it all together. “The equipment here in the Building Barn is great. There’s everything you need and as long as we’ve had the training for the specific tools and saws we can use whatever we need to get our project finished".
Dylan would highly recommend the programme to other students who are interested in doing something different from school. “It’s practical and hands-on, which I really like. It’s not all just theory".