Your first step in your construction career. By Pasifika for Pasifika. We proudly deliver to Pasifika communities in a style they understand.

Pre-employment training2021-07-20T15:43:35+13:00


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.

Key Information

Start date: Rolling intake
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 12
Entry requirement: Must be 16 years and older


This programme is free to eligible students

Teaching Styles

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

Course Tutors

Matthew Aiofaiva
Matthew AiofaivaMinistry of Social Development Programme
Latanoa Barnard
Latanoa BarnardMinistry of Social Development Programme

Employer Partnerships

Oceania Career Academy

Contact us on
0800 622 871

027 700 9549

09 903 3550

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

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