Empowerment, Education, Enterprise
If you want to join the carpentry trade, this Level 3 course will help you to develop the transferable skills you need to become work-ready as an apprentice.
Learn in a culturally responsive workshop and learning environment with wrap-around Whanau Ora support tailored to Pasifika students.
Develop your resilience
You'll be encouraged and supported to develop your resilience in terms of attitude, initiative and reliability, and enhance your self-confidence, self-esteem, self-management and other attributes to match the requirements of employers.
You'll be supported to get ready for your entry into apprenticeships in a range of contexts, but particularly through increasing your understanding of employer expectations of entry level employees.
Develop the transferable skills you need to become work-ready for the construction trades as an apprentice.
The OCA Certificate in Carpentry Trade Skills includes project based learning with individual support, digital learning through use of an e-portfolio, guest speakers, work experience, co-operative learning and team work.
You'll learn about workplace safety, communication on the job, completing construction tasks, doing calculations, understanding and applying carpentry terms, understanding basic building technology and apply this knowledge to carpentry projects. You'll also use construction and installation processes and techniques and carry out assigned carpentry work in a project environment.
Develop your transferable skills and become work-ready for an apprenticeship in the construction trades.
|Study method and duration||
1 day per week for 4 terms
310 hours (248 classroom, 62 self-directed learning)
|Cost||Free for eligible students|
|Further study||New Zealand Certificate Level 4|
|Career opportunities||Entry level positions in trades industries|
Studied: Levels 1 and 2 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with Trades at School
Working as: Building Apprentice, NR Developments Limited
At age 18, Ezra Cossill can’t imagine doing anything else than what he does now as an apprentice carpenter/builder.
Director, NR Developments
Finding good, reliable builder apprentices has sometimes been a challenge for NR Developments Director Nathan Robertson, who has been in the business since leaving school.
"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
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