NCEA Level 1 Materials Technology: Building

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Stephen

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 5 or 6 for Year 10 Technology.

Students will follow a mainly practical course and complete Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Unit Standards.  These Standards are excellent preparation for building apprenticeship.  This course also leads into the Trades course in Year 12.

This course will not give students the prerequisite for Year 12 Achievement Standards.


  • Designed for students who may consider going into Trades;
  • Developing the use of both hand and machine based equipment;
  • Develop practical skills in both wood and metal; and
  • Students will be given set tasks to make, with only very limited design and written work expected.

This course does not lead to a University Entrance approved subject.

Students will complete a maximum of 25 credits and the course will be designed to suit the needs and interests of the individual students.


Technology - Materials

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Families/whānau can be charged for the cost of materials when they have agreed that item can be taken home. This cost will be advised at the start of the course.

Pathway Tags

Mechanic, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Plumber, Electrician, Commercial Diver, Heavy Diesel Operator, Aircraft Mechanic, Architect, Roofer, Brick Layer, Painter, Welder, Power Utility Technician, Solar Energy Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication, Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter, Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.