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April 11th, 2019

New health and safety qualifications launched

Competenz has developed two new workplace health and safety programmes to keep employees safe and levies low.

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April 08th, 2019

Competenz submission to the Reform of Vocational Education

Competenz is calling on the Minister of Education to transform New Zealand’s vocational education sector without major disruption as the system is vital to the country’s economic prosperity.

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April 01st, 2019

Wood manufacturing qualification reviews in 2019

Why are these qualifications being reviewed?

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March 27th, 2019

Businesses reject plan to reform industry training

Hundreds of New Zealand businesses agree – the Government’s plan to reform vocational education is short-sighted and likely to exacerbate the skills shortage.

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March 15th, 2019

Vocational Education Reform 'devastating' for NZ industry

Hundreds of New Zealand businesses agree – the Government’s plan to reform vocational education is short-sighted and likely to exacerbate the skills shortage.

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March 05th, 2019

A butchery apprentice in his prime

Tristan Fraser has proved it's never too late to start a successful career. As a keen fisherman and hunter with eight years' experience managing a hunting retail store, the move...

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February 15th, 2019

Training system reform - information for Competenz apprentices and trainees

You may have seen the news this week that the government has proposed major changes to New Zealand’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, which will impact all polytechnics and...

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February 14th, 2019

'We need evolution not revolution': Competenz reacts to proposed workplace training reforms

Competenz, one of the country’s largest industry training organisations (ITOs), says the announcement by Education Minister Chris Hipkins proposing reforms to the sector could undermine critical workplace and apprenticeship training...

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December 11th, 2018

New “fees-free” signmaking apprenticeship launched

A new apprenticeship programme for the signmaking industry will give workers the skills they need to succeed – and apprentices could qualify for two years of funding under the government’s...

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December 06th, 2018

Survey: Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work

This year the government launched the Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work programme designed to link young people with employers who can provide a pathway to an industry training...

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