Courses & Programmes
OCA offers a range of trades training programmes with a focus on practical training linked to industry needs.
Whatever pathway you choose, while studying a trade at OCA, you’ll be mentored and supported throughout. We believe in walking alongside our students and empowering you to succeed.
We help all of our students in an innovative and positive way to cross the bridge between school or unemployment into trade careers.
(Carpentry and Fabrication)
This level 2 course combines pathways and goals focused learning with projects and team work. You will be able to relate your own culture to design and incorporate your own style and designs into cabinetry, stools and café tables.more info
New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry Strand)
If you want to join the carpentry trade, this Level 3 course will help you to develop the transferable skills you need to become work-ready as an apprentice.more info
Introductory Business Management
The OCA Certificate in Introductory Business Management is a level 3 qualification that enables you to build on the knowledge and skills you have achieved in a trades-related qualifications or training schemes to help you operate as a small business owner or sub-contractor.more info
Trades at School
Trades at School (TAS) is a programme for Year 12 and 13 secondary students. We offer the OCA Certificate in Preparing for Work, with the option to complete a major in Building and Construction or Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering.more info
This introductory 120 hour course is for students who have an interest in following a trades-related position and need to acquire transitional skills to help gain entry-level employment.more info
Study and Career Preparation
This level 3 course aims to support and enable young people who require further development and guidance to consolidate your study and career preparation. The programme encourages you to engage with the discipline and thinking you need to develop your skills, knowledge and attributes required to prepare you for a future career of your choice.more info