Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Wiltshire
Trades Academy is a year-long training programme that students attend one or two days a week and school for the other days. It is hands-on learning that prepares students for employment or higher level study.
Credits go towards NCEA Level 2 or 3 and range in number from around 20-45 depending on the programme.
Note - You must select this course as a backup.
There are currently three different Trades Academies that Tawa College students can attend - details below.
Wellington Trades Academy year 12 or 13 depending on the course.
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Subjects currently available for study (as at July 2021) are listed below. These may well change with additional funding and programmes being offered. An updated list will be provided as it becomes available.
Porirua Restoration Project - year 12 or 13
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This course is 1 day a week and two noho (camps). Students will gain around 27 credits at either level 2 or 3 depending on their year at school.
A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
Students interested in this course may also be interested in SUP301, Sustainable Practices
Primary Industries, year 12 or 13
The Primary ITO Trades Academy provides programmes at both Level 2 and 3 for students interested in prinary industries including farming.
The Trades Academy Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) programme aims to ensure that at the end of two years of study, learners have a combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will enable them to continue to make informed choices about their pathway options in the primary industry. The programme provides learners with transferable skills in literacy and numeracy and instils work-ready skills through practical training opportunities in realistic working environments.
Trades Academy courses can pathway directly to full time study with Whitreia, Weltec or directly into an apprenticeship.Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
All costs are covered by the Trades Academy including any travel from Tawa College and any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment required.