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He Toki

He Toki - Māori Trades Training

Gain skills for employment for free with He Toki.

Using an innovative, collaborative approach to education, He Toki aims to grow the Māori workforce and ensure rangatahi are the rock stars of our economy and the first in line for the jobs of the future.

He Toki brings together iwi, industry, community and government institutions to strengthen the nature of education for Māori.

He Toki programmes are free to Māori aged between 16 and 40. Knowing your culture and celebrating its strengths is essential to the He Toki experience. As a He Toki student you’ll have opportunities to learn about and grow your understanding of te ao Māori in a safe environment that honours who you are.

Support

He Toki will connect you with the appropriate training programme to suit your individual needs and career aspirations. You’ll be fully supported by tutors, whanau ora navigators and student advisors who will guide and mentor you to realise your potential.

A He Toki support team from Ara will mentor and guide you throughout your training. For more details contact:
Maori.Pacific@ara.ac.nz

He Toki trades training brochure

Programmes

Cookery Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

Gain cooking skills for further study or employment, while you're still at school.

1 Year
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Theory) Level 3

Gain the knowledge and skills required to start an apprenticeship in the electrical industry.

1 Year
Starts: June
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

Gain all the fundamental skills needed to begin a career in plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying.

24 Weeks
Starts: October
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3

Get hands-on skills for a career in mechanical engineering.

1 Year
Starts: August
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Allied Trades Strand (Painting and Decorating)

Gain the fundamental skills to start a career in Painting & Decorating.

20 Weeks
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Carpentry

Gain in-demand carpentry skills and apply your learning in the real world with regular work experience on actual construction projects.

1 Year
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Joinery

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

30 Weeks
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Study and Career Preparation - Architectural Studies or Construction pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in construction.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Architecture and Construction Management

Study and Career Preparation - Health Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study for health pathways

19 Weeks
Starts: July
MULTIPLE
Nursing Midwifery and Medical Imaging

Study and Career Preparation - Engineering Pre-Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in engineering

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Engineering

Study and Career Preparation - Support Work and Social Work Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills and entry required for higher level study in support work and then social work

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Social Work and Human Services

Study and Career Preparation - Animal Science/Veterinary Nursing Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in animal science.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Animal and Laboratory Science

Study and Career Preparation - Sports, Nutrition and Health Promotion Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in sport science, nutrition or health promotion.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Study and Career Preparation - TOA Sports Pathway, Level 3

Gain the academic skills required for higher level study in Te reo or Sports coaching.

19 Weeks
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion Maori

Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

Equip yourself with skills for a career in the automotive repair and refinishing industry.

1 Year
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Get your career in automotive engineering off to the best start.

1 Year
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Study and Career Preparation - Pre-Health Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in health and science.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
MULTIPLE
Nursing Midwifery and Medical Imaging Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Study and Career Preparation - Engineering Diploma Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in engineering.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Engineering

Study and Career Preparation - Business and ICT Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Business Digital Technologies

Study and Career Preparation - Architectural Studies and Construction Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher-level study in construction and architectural studies.

19 Weeks
Starts: July
Madras Street
Architecture and Construction Management

Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) (Managed Apprenticeship)

Broaden your capability in the workplace, while you work.

1 Year
Starts: July
Madras Street
Food, Hospitality and Tourism