Do you want to move into construction management but need the qualifications to take the next step in your career?
There's a constant demand for properly trained and qualified carpenters in the industry, so if you're thinking of moving into construction management either as a leading hand or supervisor, then MIT's Construction Division is the place to start.
MIT offers two national certificates in construction, designed for people currently employed in the construction industry as a leading hand or construction supervisor, or for people wishing to move into that role, but who need the formal skills and knowledge required to move into construction management. Both programmes comprise compulsory unit standards that assess a range of skills and knowledge, including implementing site safety plans, writing reports related to a building site, and using leadership and conflict resolution skills on a construction site. Technical skills and knowledge includes demonstrating knowledge of drawings and specifications, preparing order lists and weather proofing.
The National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand) is a one-year, part-time programme and makes up the first year of the National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor). This qualification will assist your application for a Site 1 Builder's Licence.
The National Certificate in Construction (Supervisors) takes two years, part time and can also assist your application for a Site 2 Builder's Licence.
For more information on these part time programmes contact:
Manukau Institute of Technology
Private Bag 94006South Auckland Mail Centre
Manukau 2240, Auckland
Phone: 09 968 8000 extn 8228
Shortening the odds - reducing your building risk
Specifically for builders, and to be held in 22 centres nationwide, the focus of these seminars will be on practical building techniques for achieving weathertight construction and so reducing your risk of liability. Solutions for a number of high risk areas will be covered including decks, parapets and balustrades, windows, penetrations, drained cavities and cladding types. See the BRANZ website for further details and to register online for one of the following dates.
|Monday 3 March
|Tuesday 4 March
|Wednesday 5 March
|Thursday 6 March
|Monday 10 March
|Tuesday 11 March
|Wednesday 12 March
|Thursday 13 March
Barrier Free New Zealand Trust
Barrier Free New Zealand Trust facilitates and encourages ways of providing accessible journeys for all people. The Trust's aim is to ensure New Zealand is recognised as being at the forefront of the accessible journey - through training and education, providing technical advice and overseeing the display of the International Symbol of Access.
The Trust has developed considerable technical expertise and established itself as a 'first port of call' for accessibility advice and information, with an adviser network of accredited Barrier Free advisers and a well-established education programme.
Early next year, the Trust will launch Training Pathways, an education programme developed for building practitioners; those who work in building controls, design and architecture; occupational therapists as assessors of disabled persons' functional abilities; and those wising to become Barrier Free Trust advisers.
2008 Training Pathways calendar
|19-20 February 2008
|8-9 April 2008
|27-28 May 2008
|1-2 July 2008
|9-10 September 2008
|14-15 October 2008
|18-19 November 2008
More information and online registration is available at www.barrierfreenz.org.nz
or by contacting the office at firstname.lastname@example.org