Pre-employment training2021-03-04T16:33:34+13:00

Project Description

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.

Start date: Rolling intake

Duration: 6 weeks

Credit: 12

Entry requirement: Must be 16 years and older

This programme is free to eligible students

Don’t let a pandemic stop you achieving your goals. Train for a new career in a simulated work environment at our OCA Campus.

  • Loads of hands-on projects
  • Group and teamwork
  • Industry workshops
  • Plenty of real-world construction site experience

What will I learn?

  • Develop the skills and confidence to successfully transition into the building industry
  • Get the licences you need to work on site – Site Safe, Construct Safe, Working at Heights, Confined Spaces, First Aid
  • Grow your Building Construction and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS)
  • Read and interpret plans, working drawings and specifications
  • Safe use of hand and portable power tools
  • Develop in demand soft skills – punctuality, reliability, working in teams
  • On site work experience and assessment on AP Civil worksites

How will OCA support me?

  • Flexible learning programme that meets each learner’s individual needs
  • Learn from Maori and Pasifika tutors who have extensive construction experience
  • ITO (Industry Training Organisation) workshops to help you get work-ready
  • Whanau Ora wrap around support – not only during your studies but after you graduate
  • Individualised mentoring plans
  • Health and counselling services through the Fono
  • Navigation services to get you back into the workforce

What will I walk away with?

  • The five licences you need to land an entry-level construction job
  • Plenty of exposure to the construction site – a third of the course is dedicated to industry work experience
  • NZQA and BCITO approved unit standards

Apply Today


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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