Otago Polytechnic

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 3)

Location

Dunedin and Balclutha

Do you like building things?

Then our Construction Skills course could be for you! You'll be part of a team constructing a building from start to finish – learning many skills along the way!

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

What will I do?

Your major project of the year will be building a small house, that will be auctioned off at the end of the year, with the proceeds going to charity.

You will be involved in all aspects of the house build, and will be learning construction skills and knowledge  along the way, including the correct use of hand and power tools, materials used in building, and building site safety practices. 

This course is two days a week and is at Level 3. 

Unit standards covered in this course

Unit standard

Building and Construction Level 3

Credits

Level

Version

 29684 

Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project  12 3 1

29677

Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment 2 3 1

29678

Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and use materials for a Stage 3 BCATS project 4 3 1

29679

Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project 8 3 1

29680

Communicate and work collaboratively in a Stage 3 BCATS project  5 3 1

 29681 

Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project  3 3 1

29682

Select, use, and maintain tools, equipment and machinery for a Stage 3 BCATS project 4 3 1

29683

Incorporate other building, construction and allied trades into a Stage 3 BCATS project schedule 2 3 1

What could I do next?

  • Undertake further study at Otago Polytechnic, specialising in one of the following areas:
    • 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)
    • Stonemasonry – New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Masonry)
  • 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

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.