Level 1 Metal Technology and Engineering

Course Description

This course is an engineering-based, industry standards course, and is designed to be delivered in school workshops using pre-moderated teaching and learning materials and requires practical projects from students. 

The projects provide students with the opportunity to learn a range of practical engineering skills and techniques. Each of the engineering projects encompasses the tools, material requirements; competency, and knowledge outcomes listed in the qualification unit standards and provides a practical and stimulating experience for students. 

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
The students will be making a Scooter, a project that includes measuring and marking out, machining and welding.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course has no prerequisites; open entry for all.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22923 v3
Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22926 v3
Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.