Otago Polytechnic

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 2)

Location

Dunedin and Cromwell

Are you someone who likes to plan projects and build things?

If so, this programme would be ideal for you. You’ll be working towards the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2).

For more information about OSTC, visit www.op.ac.nz/ostc  

What will I do?

  • Plan projects
  • Operate hand and power tools
  • Build furniture and structures, e.g. a garden shed
  • Learn safe work practices.

What could I do next?

  • Undertake further study at Otago Polytechnic, specialising in one of the following areas:
    • Carpentry – New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)
    • Stonemasonry – New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Masonry)
    • Construction Management or Quantity Surveying – New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)
    • Architectural Studies – Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology)
  • Gain an apprenticeship for paid on-the-job training.

Where could this take me?

  • Builder/Carpenter – constructing and maintaining buildings
  • Stonemason – turning rough stone blocks into structures like walls and buildings
  • Construction Manager – ensuring buildings are constructed according to agreed contracts
  • Quantity Surveyor – ensuring buildings are designed and completed within budget
  • Architectural draughtsperson – producing drawings used on-site by building contractors

 

 

 

 

 

Unit standards covered in this course

Unit Standard

OSTC course in Building and Construction

Credits

level

Version

12927

Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects

6

2

4

24350

Identify, select, maintain, and use portable power tools for BCATS projects

6

2

2

24354

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment

4

2

2

24357

Receive instructions and communicate information in relation to BCATS projects

4

2

2

24358

Plan and monitor the construction of a BCATS project, and quality check the product

2

2

2

12932

Construct timber garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment as a BCATS project

8

2

4

12936

Construct a non-consent timber framed utility building as a BCATS project

8

2

4

24351

Demonstrate knowledge of and use specified fixed machinery in the construction of BCATS projects

6

2

2

We are doing our best to ensure that this information is accurate.  However, there may be some content changes to our programmes, and all our programmes will run subject to demand and capacity. 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.