Core Construction Skill Standards

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Contribute to the development of new core construction skill standards to help define the skills needed for construction industries.

These skill standards will help to shape the future of qualifications across construction trades. Let’s build them together.

Waihanga Ara Rau is developing new core construction “building blocks” (skill standards) that reflect valuable skills shared across the construction trades. 

Draft skill standards have been identified at Levels 2, 3 and 4 that are relevant across construction trades.

Benefits for industry

  • The skill standards reflect critical common skills the construction industry values. 
  • They will become one set of “building blocks” used by all providers, reducing confusion and inconsistencies. 
  • The skill standards will support learner pathways by including a progression of skills and knowledge from starting out to working unsupervised.
  • Learners will be able to transfer their achievements between providers and across construction trades seamlessly.
  • Skill standards provide flexibility for learners without compromising the skills and behaviours that industry values.