Recommended assessment standards

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“We’re in the business of taking the concept you put in front of us and creating it, bringing it to life. We make what wasn’t there before. That’s the special thing people in our industries do.”


These assessment standards are recommended by the industries across our sector. So if you are looking for a pathway into construction and infrastructure, you would do well to focus on these subjects and work hard to achieve the standards listed here.

You don’t need to do all of these standards! However, if you gain enough credits from the standards we recommend, then you are gaining the skills, knowledge, and competencies that are most important to employers in our sector.

But there’s another way to look at it. If these are the subjects you enjoy, and these are the sorts of standards that you tend to do well in, then you should definitely consider the Construction and Infrastructure Sector as a possible career option. There are heaps of opportunities and a wide range and growing number of jobs at many different levels.

Level 1 and 2 recommended assessment standards, sector related standards, unit standards

These are the standards recommended at level 1. If these are areas of strength or interest for you then you’re making a great start at gaining the key skills you need in our sector.

Remember, if your NCEA level 2 includes 60 credits from recommended standards, including at least 20 credits from sector-related standards, you can have Construction and Infrastructure recognised as your Vocational Pathway.

To view a complete list of Standards for each Pathway visit the Assessment Standards spreadsheets section of our Resources page.