NCEA Level 2 Materials Technology: Applied

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Pearce

This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the students who want to follow a mainly practical course.  Students will study industry Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Standards.

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

Students will complete a maximum of 21 credits and the course will be designed to suit the needs and interests of the individual students.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$70 at the start of the year and extra materials consumed will be calculated at the tend of the course for the take home component.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Technology Course or by consultation with Head of Faculty.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 12927 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use, hand tools for BCATS projects
U.S. 12932 v5 Construct timber garden furniture as BCATS projects
U.S. 24350 v3 Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects
U.S. 24354 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety legislation and apply safe working practices in a BCATS environment
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

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.