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.


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.


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.


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.


Foundation Skills in Carpentry

Lay the groundwork for your construction career! 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.

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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