Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 MAGnet Building and Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Natalie Absolum.


There are no Prerequisites for this course.

However, there are limited places available each year and students maybe subject to Deans/DP approval. 

There is also further acknowledgement of commitment that is required by both parents and the student taking this course. An email will be sent to students that select this course and both student and parents are required to make a commitment to the course and attendance. This must be made before a place can be confirmed on this course.

The 12MAGnet Building and Construction course is run in partnership with Unitec (Mt Albert Campus), and offers students the opportunity to take their first step on a vocational pathway while still at school. Students spend one day a week at Unitec, studying industry relevant standards which offer credits toward NCEA Level 2. This course is designed for students who are passionate about the Building Industry and want to either move into an apprenticeship or further tertiary study.

Students attend Unitec each Wednesday from 8.30am till 3pm
. Attendance is taken twice a day and sent back to MAGS.  Students will need to be willing to catch up on work from other lessons that they miss on the Wednesday. They will be provided with tutorials during the school week to help with this. Students and whānau will need to show a commitment to attendance in this course. Please register your interest in this subject by selecting it.

This Course will offer approximately 22 credits which will count towards Level 2 NCEA. This is subject to change and will be updated at the start of next year.



Career Pathways

Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Furniture Finisher, Joiner

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students must have steel capped boots, safety glasses, a hi-vis vest and a device.