NZQA accredited courses

OCA offers a range of fees FREE*, relevant training programmes that lead into high skilled, well-paid careers in construction and the health sector.

Whatever path you choose, we provide the wrap-around support you need to thrive culturally and economically. You will learn from industry and sector-experienced tutors and have access to leading industry and sector employers.

Our tutors and navigators work with you to set goals and achieve them, and when it is time to secure employment or further training, you won’t be alone.

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Take the next step in your Health & Wellbeing career journey with our NZQA accredited Level 3 course. Our programme develops an understanding of the contemporary health and wellbeing workplace. Tailored for entry-level employment, and ongoing education training for a rewarding career in health and wellbeing.

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Learn the foundations skills for Health & Wellbeing in our NZQA Level 2 course. The course offers activity based learning with an emphasis on assessment of practical tasks wherever possible. Ongoing mentoring and support are available from our expert team.

Construction Trade Skills

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

Foundation Skills

Establish your goals, lock in your pathway, and build your carpentry skills with this practical one semester programme. Work with a team on exciting construction projects, improve your literacy and numeracy, and boost your industry knowledge. Best of all, this is a FREE trades training programme with plenty of mentor support!

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Join our six-week Ministry of Social Development (MSD) approved work readiness programme, and take the first steps towards re-engaging with employment. Supported with 1:1 mentoring and access to support to get you work-ready, you’ll develop the skills and confidence you need to get back into the workforce!