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Pacific Trades Training

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Mālō e Lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni.

If you’re Pacific and aged between 16 and 40, Pacific Trades Training is an opportunity for you to gain valuable skills – for FREE – that will help you earn good money and create a great life for you and your family. You’ll also explore your cultural identity and be supported to join the next generation of Pacific trades leaders.

Once you complete your pacific trades training course, the next step is a three or four year apprenticeship where you’ll earn while you learn from your employer. Then, you can continue to work or do further training to develop the advanced skills required to become a future workplace leader.

Pacific trades training brochure

Programmes

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

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

20 Weeks
Trades

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Joinery

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

30 Weeks
Starts: February
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: February
Trades

Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

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

1 Year
Starts: February
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: January
Trades

Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Theory) Level 3

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

1 Year
Starts: February
Trades

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (L3)(Architectural Studies and Construction)

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

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Trades

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3

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

1 Year
Starts: February
Trades

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

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

1 Year
Starts: February
Trades

Study and Career Preparation - Health Pathway, Level 3

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

19 Weeks
Starts: February
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: February
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: February
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: February
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: February
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
Maori Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

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

Prepare for higher-level study in construction and architectural studies

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Trades Architectural Studies

Study and Career Preparation - Engineering Pathway, Level 4

Prepare for higher level study in engineering

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Engineering

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

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

19 Weeks
Starts: February
Business ICT

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

Prepare for higher level study in health and science

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

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials

Gain a broad range of computing skills to set you on a path to a career in IT.

19 Weeks
ICT

Support

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