Foundation Skills in Carpentry and Fabrication

2024 Enrolments are now open!

Our courses start throughout the year, please enquire for the most convenient intake date for you.

Next intake:

  • Enrolling now for July 2024

Fees FREE* training:

This programme is fees FREE* to eligible students. Contact our team now to find out!

Lay the groundwork for your construction career!

NZ Certificate Level 2 – 60 Credits

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 fees FREE* trades training programme with plenty of mentor support!

Duration and study options:

  • Full time study (20 weeks)
  • Part time study (40 weeks)

Credits: 60

Entry requirement:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • May be a school leaver
  • A New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Residence

Course topics:

  • Pathways and Goals (10 weeks)
  • Projects (10 weeks)

Teaching Style:

Why sit in a classroom all week when you can gain real-world experience? This practical hands-on programme will keep you focussed and engaged through:

  • Loads of activities and experiential learning
  • Guest speakers, industry seminars and opportunity to participate in work experience
  • Workshops and related site visits

What will I learn?

  • Building carpentry projects such as cabinets, stools and café tables
  • Develop your understanding of New Zealand’s construction industry, and its impact on cultures and communities
  • Career and personal goal setting
  • Teamwork, problem solving, communication skills
  • Embedded literacy and numeracy throughout
  • Incorporate your culture and designs into project
  • Health and safety practice

How will OCA support me?

  • Unique programme tailored to your learning style
  • Learn in a culturally responsive and inclusive environment
  • Ongoing guidance and mentoring – even once you’re working
  • Transport support
  • Additional training – we even help you get your driver licence
  • Wrap-around OCA Whānau Ora support

What will I walk away with?

  • A Level 2 NZQA-accredited qualification
  • The skills and knowledge you need for the next level in Carpentry studies
  • Entry level work readiness

Course Tutors

Anare Gonewai
Anare GonewaiLevel 2 Construction Tutor