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November 29th, 2019

Manufacturing qualification launched to prefab industry

Competenz has partnered with PrefabNZ, BCITO and other key industry stakeholders to launch formalised qualifications and training pathways for the New Zealand prefabricated construction sector.

The New Zealand Certificate in Manufacturing - Level 2 is the entry-level qualification now available for people employed in prefabricated manufacturing. This NZQA-recognised national certification is the starting point on the pathway to building skills and knowledge workers need to perform at their best.

Competenz CEO Fiona Kingsford says the organisation is delighted to make this qualification available to the prefabrication sector.

“We are excited to be working alongside this emerging industry at such a critical time for New Zealand building and construction. This certification gives the prefabrication manufacturing workforce the opportunity to gain recognition under the New Zealand qualifications’ framework and provides them with valuable transferable skills,” says Kingsford.

Who is this qualification for?

Level 2 manufacturing is aimed at entry-level workers to meet the standards required to perform the function of their role. The full level 2 certificate takes between six and twelve months to complete.

Business benefits

Learners will train in the specifics of a role so that businesses get consistent and high quality outputs from their team.

Workplace-based manufacturing qualifications deliver increased quality and productivity while complementing and maintaining the team’s core skills at every level of an organisation.

What does the qualification provide?

The qualification provides clear and consistent learning, giving people in operational roles a clear understanding of expectations and ensuring quality production throughout the business.

How does learning happen with Competenz?

There are three different learning delivery models available through Competenz, each of which can be tailored to best suit the specific manufacturer’s needs.

1.Training provider

In this option, Competenz assists businesses in securing an appropriate external training provider to deliver a tailored on-the-job learning programme.

2. In-house training and assessment

Where the organisation has the appropriate technical skills and knowledge to deliver workplace training, Competenz trains and appoints an expert staff member to an assessor role with full support from the Competenz team.

3. In-house training with outsourced assessment

In instances where an organisation has the appropriate technical skills and knowledge to deliver training but not the desire or capability to assess, Competenz sources a contract assessor.

For more information, please contact:

Lyndall Clarke, National Manager, Workforce Development

027 533 8017 | l.clarke@competenz.org.nz | competenz.org.nz | 0800 526 1800