Level 3 Hard Materials Technology
This technology course requires learners to show evidence of design, craftsmanship, and investigations. The course will consist of Level 2 and 3 Engineering, Building, Construction ITO Unit Standards. These standards form the basis for the continuing a Vocational pathway at Polytechnic.
The course will suit learners who want to develop practical hands-on skills in the building and construction fields and as a start to tertiary study. The development of creative designs, and working with a variety of materials helps to prepare learners to be self-reliant and capable in a workshop environment. The safety and workshop practice learned in a supportive environment like school helps build confidence in young people. This course will include a series of written theory workbooks that support the practical skills being taught.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
There is a cost of $ 30 to cover the cost of consumables, but the cost of materials for the projects at Level 3 is determined by the projects selected by learners. As all projects are usually quite different. The cost of all the materials required for the project will have to be met by the learner.
A strong emphasis is placed on the use of recycling materials, and the use of native timber where possible.
Recommended Prior LearningLevel 1 Technology or Level 2 Materials Technology, Building and Construction
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.