Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Building and Construction

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Leary.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Building and Construction and/or Design Technology are recommended. Success in Year 10 Materials Technology and DAB is an advantage also.

Year 12 Building and Construction students continue to develop their knowledge and competency of a wide range of trade skills, processes, and materials. The course contains two construction projects: an outdoor team-built structure and a workshop-based furniture project. The outdoor project will be different to the previous year. At Year 12 students are expected to demonstrate some independence when using basic hand tools and some power tools. Topics covered include:

  • fence or deck building
  • power tool and machinery use (carpentry and engineering)
  • safe work practice
  • knowledge of trades and career pathways

Currently this course contains 21 credits. Not all standards will be covered as each year standards offered may change depending on student preference and ability. 

Learning Areas:

Hangarau - Technology


Level 3 Building and Construction

Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Wood Processing Worker, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cutter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Industrial Designer, Stonemason, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Engineering Machinist, Building Surveyor, Welder, Furniture Finisher, Upholsterer, Joiner, Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Software Developer, Chemist, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Medical Physicist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Course Cost $190 for take-home component