VSTET provides training and education to youth to help inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential. We offer building and construction courses to young adults who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry. Dunedin rarely runs out of demand when it comes to skilled and qualified workers. This is why the right pre-trade courses in Dunedin can open up opportunities for youth.
Through our Construction 4 Youth Programme we can help youth to build their construction skills from the ground up. We focus on foundation skills, basic carpentry courses, and eventually move up to more advanced level courses which will gear up for real-life work experiences.
Qualifications in Programme 2020 and 2023
This year’s building and construction courses at VSTET skills which are congruent to the latest trends in the industry. These courses start off with foundation skills and work up to Level 2 certifications.
Qualifications in Programme 2020 include the following:
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 1)
New Zealand Certificate in Building, Construction & Allied Trades (L1 & L2)
These programmes are designed to place graduates in a better position for employment in the construction sector. Once completed, you will have a deeper and more insightful experience into this type of trade work.
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills L1 & L2
In Dunedin there’s a significant number of building projects around the city including hospitals, hostels, housing,, and more. Foundation skills aim to introduce basic skills like putting together a credible resume, communication in the construction setting, and many others. Through this, learners can strengthen their core generic skills for entry into the employment sector.
Building Construction & Allied Trade for NZCFS (L1)
BCAT L1 covers a wide range of topics, such as common building and construction materials, hardware and fastening, written and oral communication skills, basic construction processes and procedures, using computers in the trade, and performing simple measurements to calculations. This programme also has a strong focus on personal and workplace safety.
Above all else, the range of hand tools and equipment needed for basic construction requires proper identification, usage, and care. The programme covers the range of essential skills and knowledge needed for the construction sector.
Building Construction & Allied Trades for NCEA (L2)
In performing construction tasks, safety is the number one priority which must be established and BCAT L2 emphasises this. When it comes to building and construction, BCAT L2 moves on from the use and identification of common materials and tools, to the mastery of different basic construction techniques. All the safety protocols in using a range of machinery and equipment will be taught and practised.
Most importantly, construction projects would not be successful without proper planning, communication, and assignment of tasks. All of this will also be taught at this level.
Want to Learn More About Construction 4 Youth?
Are you torn between leaving school and getting a new job? It can be difficult to navigate the working world without the right guidance. Fortunately, there are training channels like VSTET which can provide the education and experience you will need for your chosen career. Discover fee free courses NZ eligibility.
If you wish to learn more about the programmes under Construction 4 Youth, feel free to contact VSTET through 03 6550153.