Workplace based skills training encourages a culture of constant learning in the pursuit of excellence at both an industry and individual level.
Having staff achieve national qualifications offers New Zealand prisons a wide range of benefits, including improved staff morale and retention rates, and enhanced and consistent skill levels.
For corrections officers the qualifications offer national recognition of the skills and experience they have gained or are learning, self confidence, and further opportunities for development.
It also enables those working as corrections officers within a prison to provide safe, secure, and humane containment of inmates while working towards reducing re-offending.
The Skills Organisation also has administration, management and adult education programmes staff can use to continue building skills, improving their day-to-day performance and productivity.
New Zealand prisons and Skills work together to manage the training, assessment, and credit registration for trainees. Skills also has dedicated staff to provide advice and support throughout the training, assessment and moderation processes.