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eLearning modules

BRANZ eLearning modules grow vital skills and help you maintain the standard required to keep your licence. Our eLearning modules provide building practitioners with insights or refreshers to upskill a knowledge gap at a time and place that suits you.

Each self-paced, interactive learning module takes approximately 20 minutes and includes a self-assessment component.  Please note: your link will expire after 28 days.

Gain 100% in the questions at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record that can be submitted as part of your LBP and CPD activity log.

Module: Introduction to managing external moisture

Achieving weathertightness is all about the principles of water management, which are embodied by the 4Ds - deflection, drainage, drying and durability. This module focuses on how moisture enters buildings and what we can do to manage it.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • Principles of water management
  • In the past ...
  • Applying the principles
  • Library of useful material

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Restricted building work

Whether you’re a licensed building practitioner or someone looking for information about restricted building work, this module can help answer any questions you have, clarify what you know and point you in the right direction if you need more information.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What is restricted building work (RBW)?
  • Who can carry out RBW?
  • Who is responsible for what in RBW?
  • Is this restricted building work?
  • What do I need to know before I supervise others?
  • Where can I get more information on RBW?
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: General timber framing

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of timber wall framing.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What loads impact on timber framing?
  • How does a timber frame resist loads?
  • What factors influence the impact of load on a frame?
  • Library of useful material
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Introduction to timber treatment

This module focuses on the basic concepts of timber treatment.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • Why do we treat timber?
  • What types of timber treatment are there?
  • What types of chemicals are there?
  • Why do I need to know how the timber has been treated?
  • Library of useful materials 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Measuring moisture content in timber

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to measuring moisture content of timber in buildings.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • Why is it important?
  • What do I use to measure moisture?
  • How do I take the measurements?
  • How do I read the measurements?
  • What are common problems?
  • Library of useful materials 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Suspended floor system

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of a suspended timber floor system.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What factors influence the choice of floor system?
  • What are the timber-framed suspended floor options?
  • The relationship between floor system components
  • The importance of subfloor bracing
  • Library of useful material
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Timber roof framing

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of timber roof framing.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • What types of framed roof construction are there?
  • What factors affect roof framing construction?
  • How does roof framing resist loads?
  • Library of useful material
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Timber treatment for use in buildings

This module focuses on the basic concepts of timber treatment for use in buildings.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • Why do I need to use different timber in different places?
  • When can I use different timber?
  • How do I know what it has been treated with?
  • What fixing can I use with which treatment?
  • What are common mistakes/problems with treated timber?
  • Library of useful materials 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you\'ll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Timber wall framing

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of timber wall framing.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What do I need to know before I start?
  • How do various loads impact wall framing?
  • How do I resist load in a wall frame?
  • Library of useful material
  • Did I understand all of this? 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Building control system

This module looks at New Zealand's building control system, which is designed to ensure safe and suitable housing is built in New Zealand. This system is based on the Building Act 2004 and its subsequent regulations and codes.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • Building Act
  • Building Code clauses
  • Design
  • Building consent
  • Code Compliance Certificate

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Introducing bracing

Forces from wind and earthquakes place demands on a building. These demands are calculated for a particular building so that the building can be designed with enough bracing capacity to resist the demand and perform structurally.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • Wind bracing
  • Earthquake bracing
  • Library

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Cavities

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of cavities in buildings.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What are drained and vented wall cavities?
  • Why are cavities important?
  • How do cavities work?
  • How should a wall cavity be designed?
  • Library of useful materials

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Head flashings

This module focuses on the concepts and features critical to the design of window and door head flashings in buildings.

Topics covered in this self-paced module: 

  • What are head flashings?
  • Why are they important?
  • How do they work?
  • Library of useful materials 

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.

Module: Introduction to H1

Building Code clause H1 Energy efficiency sets performance standards for buildings in terms of energy efficiency and promotes sustainable development.

Topics covered in this self-paced module:

  • What is H1?
  • Why is H1 important?
  • What do I need to know?
  • What method should I use?
  • Library of useful materials

Gain 100% in the test at the end of the module, and you'll receive a record of your completion that can be submitted as part of your CPD activity log.