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Empowerment. Education. Enterprise.

All the support you need to succeed.

Oceania Career Academy (OCA) has been providing Pasifika and South Auckland youth with pathways into the building industry since 2015.

  • Our highly popular Trades at School (TAS) mentoring programme helps Year 12 and 13 students bridge the gap between secondary school and a great job
  • Our FREE Level 2 and 3 construction courses are stepping stones to apprenticeships and skilled employment in the building sector
  • Our 12-week MSD (Ministry of Social Development) Ignition programme boosts industry skills and work readiness in a post-Covid world

At OCA we specialise in training people for the construction industry. But that’s just the beginning. Our ultimate goal? Addressing Pasifika under-achievement in education and employment and fostering economic prosperity in Pasifika families.

Since 2015, more than 300 students have successfully completed our programmes, and of those, 71% are now working in the industry and 17% have gone onto higher level studies. With excellent outcomes like these, it’s no wonder construction employers are knocking on our door for our trainees.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our students, employers, and NZQA evaluators have to say about our programmes…

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OCA works in partnership with industry to deliver qualified, skilled, professional and motivated tradespeople into the workforce.

Our goal? To see more young Pacific people in sustained, higher  paid employment, providing what industry demands.

How do we achieve this? By working with industry through every aspect of our programmes, including:

  • Pre-screening students
  • Development of training, skills and employment programmes
  • Matching student and employer needs

By working together, we inspire Pasifika youth to be the best they can be – outstanding students, employees, parents and leaders, not just within their families, but within their communities.

Every year OCA graduates go on to achieve great things, building their careers in trades.

Sure, there are challenges along the way, but the continuing support and guidance of OCA’s alumni network gives graduates the very best chance of lifelong success.

  • Ongoing mentoring, pastoral care, career planning and assessment support
  • Find out about new job opportunities through our industry contacts
  • Receive invites to networking events
  • Get help with workplace and training issues
  • Stay up to date with the latest industry news

Interested in becoming part of the OCA alumni network? CONTACT US

As New Zealand’s first Pacific-owned and led private training establishment (PTE), we understand the cultural, social, educational and employment barriers to success. That’s why we provide a Whānau Ora approach and wrap-around support to students and their families through Pasifika Futures (New Zealand’s Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pasifika families) and OCA parent company, the Fono (New Zealand’s largest Pasifika NGO).

Support includes:

  • Targeted mentoring
  • Family violence services
  • Mental health support
  • Budgeting advice
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Housing
  • Alcohol and drug counselling
  • Gambling and addiction management

We know that every student is unique and one size does not fit all. We are here to walk with you every step of your journey and will connect you with quality employers who provide skilled, well paid work in New Zealand’s thriving construction industry.

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POPULAR COURSES

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Pre-employment training

Has COVID-19 shattered your career plans? It’s time to pivot! Get a fresh start. Retrain for a construction career with this MSD approved programme. Develop the skills the building sector is screaming out for and get yourself back into the workforce. Build confidence and knowledge. Gain essential licences and on-site experience. Secure you future.

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Trades at school

Interested in trades? Start building your career now! Swap classroom time for tradie time with this practical programme designed for Year 12 and 13 high school students. With a focus on BCATS trades training (Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills), it’s the ideal bridge from high school to the building site.

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Construction Trade Skills

Nail your next step in the construction trade. Open the door to an apprenticeship with this practical Level 3 certificate in construction trade skills. Develop your industry knowledge and skill – from workplace safety, communication and construction terminology, to mastering calculations and basic building technology.

Phone us on 0800 622 871 (OCA TRADE) or 09 903 3550

Visit us at 92 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere, Auckland 2022

Email us at info@oca.nz

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