Building and Construction
Prerequisites None. However, it is envisaged that those opting for this course have completed at least one year of study in Workshop Technology, preferably at Year 10 and Year 11. Description A traditional BCITO course assesses student ability and knowledge of a wide variety of building and construction tools and machinery that leads to a career in the building and construction industry. Typically, students will work in small groups outside during the dry-weather terms on small-scale construction projects (fence, deck, playground equipment, small shed). During the winter months, students are required to complete individually built furniture items. The breakdown of time allocation for this course equates to approximately 80% in a workshop environment, and 20% in a design and theory classroom.
Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with all 21 credits internally assessed.
The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:
• US 12935 (8 credits – internal) Construct a spaced residential timber deck up to one-metre high as a BCATS project. • US 24354 (4 credits – internal) Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety legislation and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment. • US 12927 (6 credits – internal) Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects. • US24361 (3 credits – internal) Apply mathematical processes to BCATS projects. All assessments use Industry Training Organisation-designed and moderated (BCATS) assessment material.
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