Te Tai Tokearau Trades Academy Association (TTTA)

Automotive Engineering

The Automotive / Engineering course is an intense (80%) programme designed for students looking to pursue trades in the auto / engineering fields.

Credits are accrued using a mixture of industry standards many of which have a practical component. The course has proved to be flexible in its structure providing a balance of academic and (skill) project based components.

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The carpentry trades academy course runs over four option lines for the full duration of the school year. The students will do a mixture of theory and practical units, with a 50/50 split in time allocation for both theory and practical.

The practical aspect of the course will involve constructing a transportable house at school, and working on other projects in the community (fences, decks, renovations, sheds, etc.).

The theory aspect is made up of 113 credits at level 3 and 4. These credits involve both literacy and numeracy and are based on the building and construction industry. These units are supplied BCITO and are the same ones completed by apprentices in the construction industry.

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Level 3 Art Academy

Art Academy students will be introduced to Tertiary level study and professional practice in the creative industries. All students will create a portfolio that can be used for application to art institutions or employment. Scholarship submissions will be supported within the Art Academy model.

Students will spend 15 hours per week engaged with the Art Academy in Terms 1 to 3. Under the Art Academy model students can choose to study either two Level 3 NCEA Art subjects or one Level 3 NCEA Art subject. These will be studied in addition to an Art Academy option line, with students spending 5 hours every Friday at NorthTec Terms 1 to 3.

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  • Art fees and NCEA internal and external deadlines = as required per Art subject chosen
  • Level 4 deadlines = Term 2 and Term 3
  • Transport to and from NorthTec will be provided each Friday
  • For more information talk to your Art teacher

Internal Standards

Students do NCEA internal standards offered in art subjects chosen

External Standards

Students do NCEA external standards offered in art subjects chosen

Level 4
(305.4001) Thinking About Art A practical introduction to writing and talking about art. Studies are supported by frequent gallery visits
(305.4061) Exhibition and Display Design: Students learn about professional practice in the creative industries. Students will learn different presentation methods, produce work for an exhibiton, mount their own exhibition, and produce a portfolio of work for application for further study or employment in the creative sector.

Total credits available:         26 to 52 NCEA credits28 Level 4 credits

Note: Credits are dependent on how many art subjects each student studies. Level 4 credits will not count toward accumulation of NCEA credits.