About the course
This qualification is designed to replace the New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Draughting. It is theoretical in nature, and intended to give people credited with the qualification the skills and knowledge required of a capable technician by the industry. These skills include establishing a design brief, presenting preliminary designs, developing building concepts and preparing working drawings. Skills applicable within the wider construction industry include developing health and safety plans, quality assurance plans and construction methodologies for construction projects. Candidates are required to choose 10 credits from the communication skills subfield to enhance their skills for dealing with clients. The choice enables them to select unit standards that meet their workplace requirements.<br /><br />The unit standards contained within the construction technology domain in this qualification are utilised by other areas of the construction industry including the Quantity Surveying (National Diploma in Quantity Surveying) [Ref: 0358] and Construction Management sector (National Diploma in Construction Management) [Ref: 0356]. It is hoped that the understanding of other disciplines as well as the ability to attain knowledge that is transferable within the wider construction industry will promote greater understanding between sectors and allow individuals greater career flexibility.
About the provider
Employers want people who have practical skills, are comfortable using new technology, can solve problems, develop new ideas and learn from experience. There is a shortage of people with these skill sets. WelTec's programmes, teaching methods, technology and industry networks combine seamlessly so that our students acquire the skills that employers demand. Whether you study Engineering or IT, Hospitality or Business or specialised subjects such as counselling or Addictions you will be well equipped with the experience, skills and contacts to hit the ground running in your chosen career pathway. Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has had an important place in the Wellington region for over 100 years and is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in vocational education. It is the key regional provider of vocational education, with over 150 programmes offered from its campuses in Petone and Wellington.