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Foundation Skills (Carpentry and Fabrication)

NZ Certificate Level 2 – 60 Credits

This level 2 course combines pathways and goals focused learning with projects and team work. You will be able to relate your own culture to design and incorporate your own style and designs into cabinetry, stools and café tables. 

If you're a Pacific youth aged 16-19 then we currently have spaces in this programme. To find out more, complete our enrolment enquiry form and we'll get in touch and talanoa with you about your options.

Trades training element

Apply your knowledge of trends in the context of the NZ construction industry. Relate your own culture to design and reflect on incorporating your own design and culture into your project(s) – cabinetry, stools and café tables. Demonstrate your ability to work together to complete a task related to your research into the NZ construction/fabrication industry. Incorporate your own style and designs into cabinetry, stools and café tables. Solve problems and apply basic literacy and numeracy skills to the completion of your projects.

Mentoring and Support

Students also have access to mentors and additional training, which helps enhance your graduate profile and employment opportunities. The following support and guidance is available to each student, by OCA’s mentors, navigators and the wider Fono community. OCA’s Work Ready strategy includes: 

  • Mentoring throughout the programme and into employment or higher study
  • Support in gaining a drivers licence
  • Drug testing for employment purposes
  • Sitesafe certification
  • Industry seminars and work placement opportunities
  • Whānau Ora family services to build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations

Key life values and skills we focus on

  • Work ethic
  • Team building
  • Leadership training
  • Financial literacy
  • Business dynamics
  • Personal development
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Carpentry and Fabrication)

Course 1 - Pathways and Goals - 35 credits 

Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of trends in the context of the NZ construction industry. They will be able to relate their own culture to design and reflect on incorporating their own design and culture into their project(s) – cabinetry, stools and café tables.

Course 2 - Projects - 25 credits 

Graduates will be able to demonstrate their ability to work together to complete a task related to their research into the NZ construction/fabrication industry. They will be able to incorporate their own style and designs into cabinetry, stools and café tables. Learners will be able to solve problems and apply basic literacy and numeracy skills to the completion of their projects.

What You Learn

Gain valuable skills and experience

  • Locate information relevant to construction / fabrication trades and related to culture and other factors that influence construction and design
  • Understand and evaluate information in terms of its usefulness and relevance to the context
  • Communicate text related to research into construction/fabrication to an audience
  • Reflect on experiences with/of a range of people, cultures and communities in the construction / fabrication context
  • Set goals for career pathway/s in the construction / fabrication industry
  • Work in a team on construction/fabrication projects
  • Apply your knowledge (including literacy skills), to solve problems in the context of their projects, cabinetry, stools and café tables

Quick Facts

Study method and duration Full time 
OCA programme Available direct with OCA
NZQA level 2
Credits 60
Cost FREE for eligible students
Start dates Throughout 2018
Enrolments Open now
Further study Level 3 and 4
Career opportunities Entry-level positions in the carpentry or fabrication industries 

Success Stories

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Student: Paea Uluaki

Studying: New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Carpentry and Fabrication) 

Having moved back down to Auckland from Northland, Paea’s mother enrolled him into a course at Oceania Career Academy. For the first time in his life, he’s enjoying the lessons.  

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Employer: Peter Wilson 

Carters

As a longstanding employer based in South Auckland, the building company Carters had been frustrated by the lack of job applications residing within the local area. They’re now working with OCA to turn that around.

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"OCA was good because I wanted to use my hands and it's a good practical way of learning and it's really beneficial for some people" 

Ezra Cossill, Trades at School alumni 

Industry News

  • Employer Spotlight: Peter Wilson

    As a longstanding employer based in South Auckland, the building company Carters had been frustrated by the lack of job applications residing within the local area. They’re now working with OCA to tu View details

  • Investing in the future of youth

    Carters on Harris Road passionately supports business interaction with local schools and has had remarkable success in employing school leavers while working with Oceania Career Academy.  MORE View details

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If you're a Pacific youth aged 16-19 then we currently have spaces in this programme for 2018. To find out more, complete our enrolment enquiry form and we'll get in touch and talanoa with you about your options.

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