BASIC TRADES FOR SMALL ISLAND NATIONS: WORKING WITH CONCRETE, TIMBER, OR SMALL ENGINE USER MAINTENANCE

This course introduces school leavers and community groups who have limited knowledge or experience to basic trades, including working with concrete, timber, and small engines. It was initiated by the Pacific Association for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PATVET) and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). 

 

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The course units can be downloaded in Portable Document Format (PDF) and Digital Video Disk (DVD) formats below.

 

Course content

BASIC TRADES FOR SMALL ISLAND NATIONS - WORKING WITH CONCRETE

Print materials available for download here (41MB)

DVD available for download here (1.2GB)

  • Tutor Guide
  • Student Workbook

Concrete

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    • Choosing centre
    • Mix and lay concrete

Blocks

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    • Introduction to concrete blocks
    • Build with blocks
  • Video

     

     

    BASIC TRADES FOR SMALL ISLAND NATIONS - WORKING WITH TIMBER

    Available for download here (47MB)

    • Tutor Guide
    • Student Workbook
      • Choosing Timber
      • Using woodworking tools
      • Measurement and plans
      • Joining timber
    • Video

       

      BASIC TRADES FOR SMALL ISLAND NATIONS - SMALL ENGINE USER MAINTENANCE

      Available for download here (114MB)

      • Tutor Guide
      • Student Workbook
        • Introduction to small engines
        • Safety
        • Air
        • Fuel
        • Electrics
        • Cooling
        • Oil and grease
        • Starters
        • Maintaining non-engine parts of your equipment
        • Fault finding
        • Tools and spare parts
        • Technical data for MY engine

       

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