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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

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)

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

FULL-TIME - 23 Weeks
Trades

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3

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

FULL-TIME - 1 Year
Starts: August
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.

FULL-TIME - 1 Year
Starts: May
Sullivan Ave
Trades

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills – Joinery

Develop the key skills needed for employment or a traineeship.

FULL-TIME - 30 Weeks
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

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

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

FULL-TIME - 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

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks
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

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks
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

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks
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.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks
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.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks
Sport science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

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

FULL-TIME - 49 Weeks (Part-time options available)
Starts: July
Sullivan Ave
Trades

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

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

FULL-TIME - 1 Year (Part-time options available)
Trades

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

Prepare for higher level study in health and science.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks (Part-time options available)
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.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks (Part-time options available)
Starts: July
Madras Street
Engineering

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

Prepare for higher-level studies in business or IT.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks (Part-time options available)
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.

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks (Part-time options available)
Starts: July
Madras Street
Architecture and Construction Management

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

Become competent and confident cooking complex dishes in fast-paced commercial kitchen environments.

FULL-TIME - 1 Year
Starts: February
MULTIPLE
Food, Hospitality and Tourism

Support

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