New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills

Oceania Career Academy Limited

Subject area

Building not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wider construction trades sector with work-ready people able to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice who have developed essential transferable skills and underpinning knowledge applicable to a wide range of construction-related trades.

This qualification is suitable for people new to, or intending to enter, the construction trades sector.

The strands recognise the knowledge and skills required of entrants to allied trades, or the carpentry or joinery trades. The allied trades include painting and decorating, roofing, interior systems and exterior plastering.

Graduates will be able to work in the construction trades sector with limited supervision having gained skills and knowledge in health and safety, trade mathematics, hand tools and project work related to different aspects of the construction industry.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age for acceptance on this programme. Successful applicants must have the physical capability and a level of literacy and numeracy to achieve success. People undertaking this qualification may: be a school leaver have attained the Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway for NCEA level 2; build on a pre-trade qualification at Level 1 or 2; have a background in an area related to the building and construction sector; Provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification Students will be interviewed as part of the OCA Whanau Ora approach to support and guidance and to assess their individual goals and possible requirements for targeted assistance to achieve successfully.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,763 $6,763
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,044 $9,044
Total $15,807 $15,807

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 903 3550

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Where does this information come from?

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