Pre-Trade

He Toki - Pre- Trade Training

He Toki  is a pre-trade training program model delivered by Ara Institute of Canterbury and Otago Polytecnic. He Toki is a collaborative indigenous model of education that brings together iwi, industry, educational institutions, community organisations and government agencies. It builds upon the legacy of the Māori Trade Training initiatives of the 1950s and 1960s, and aims to strengthen the nature of education and grow the Māori work-force.

“Our mission is to ensure rangatahi are the rock stars of our economy, and the first in line for the jobs of the future.”

Since its establishment in 2011, over 1000 trainees have been prepared for opportunities in the trades sector.

These programs aim to build skills needed to participate within the building and infrastructure industries in Te Waipounamu.

Should you choose any of the programs below, we will support you in your learning journey and help you find employment and advance through your career.

Courses available at Ara

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery

Level 4

City Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Allied Trades Strand (Plasterboard)

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Automative Engineering (Light)

Level 3

Woolston Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Construction trade Skills Joinery Strand

Level 3

City Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills Carpentry Strand

Level 3

City Campus

Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Engineering Pathway)

Level 3

Christchurch Campus

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Bachelor of Engineering Pathway)

Level 4

Christchurch Campus , Timaru Online

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Architecture Studies)

Level 3

Christchurch Campus

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

Level 4

Christchurch Campus

Contact Ariana Te Whetu  for more information:.

Courses available at Otago Polytechnic

ABE-gen-Carpentry-010-10x

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

Level 3

Dunedin and Central Otago Campus

Bridging and Foundation

Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

Level 3

Dunedin Campus

Contact Jess for more information:.

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