Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 MAGnet Building and Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Natalie Absolum.


Students are required to have studied Level 2 Building and Construction either at MAGnet or at School in order to take this course. 

There are limited places available each year and students may be subject to Deans/DP approval. 

There is also a 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 13MAGnet 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 3. 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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday. 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 as one of your options.

This course will offer approximately 20 credits which will count towards Level 3 NCEA. This is subject to change and will be updated at the start of next year.



Career Pathways

Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Brick and Blocklayer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Plasterer, Fencer, Roofer, Scaffolder, Carpenter

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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