Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Year 10 Building and Construction

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Leary.

Building and Construction focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with the practical outcomes in a technology workshop. Set projects are designed to develop hand tool use, develop confidence with power tools and promote safe work practices using wood based materials. This course is for students who enjoy the making, rather than the designing of ideas. Skills and knowledge learnt include:

  • hand tool use
  • safe power tool and machinery use
  • material composition and selection
  • basic carpentry techniques and processes

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Semester Courses, Hangarau - Technology

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Cutter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Industrial Designer, Stonemason, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Engineering Machinist, Welder, Furniture Finisher, Upholsterer, Joiner, Roofer, Wood Processing Worker

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Course Cost: $80 for take-home projects