Teacher in Charge: Whaea K. Teariki
Students attend NMIT or other Trades Academy providers one day per week in a chosen programme.
Building and Construction
Residential Programmes at Whenua Iti include:
A timetabled class for Trades Academy allows additional study time.
Please Note: Students are responsible for their own catch-up on school subjects missed while attending the Trades Academy including internal assessments.
Approximately 16-22 credits, earned through NZQA Unit standards, are available in each chosen trade programme. See Trades Academy for learning outcome information. Students work towards a National Certificate in selected trade and gather NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 credits.
The Trades programme is for year 12 and 13 students who want to stay at school and start training for a real job. If you are accepted into the Trades Academy you will be able to stay at school completing NCEA while at the same time start to work towards a National Certificate in a trade of your choice. Some Trades Academy programmes offer both year 1 and 2 however all programmes are subject to numbers.
Trades Academy offers practical and hands-on training and there are many options to choose from. Most programmes operate one full day a week at an NMIT campus. Others are residential and operate in block courses throughout the year.
Students need to be focused, able to self manage and full attendance is required. The programme is a full year commitment. Entry is by application and interview process including student, parents/caregivers and Trades Academy Coordinator and a minimum of Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy is required.
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.