Welcome to Skills

For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping train up the next generation of tradies and professionals. We work with industries to ensure that qualifications provide them, and employers, with the right skills. Simply put – we ensure that the right training is taking place at the right time.

Employers: Are you ready to take on an apprentice? learn more
Learners: Are you interested in becoming an apprentice? learn more

Careers & Courses

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Real estate

Imagine working for yourself in a flexible career where you can set your own schedule with a well-paying income. There are so many reasons to choose real estate as your career.

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Trade sectors

Explore the different trades to learn about the jobs you can do and the skills and knowledge you can gain in your apprenticeship or training.

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State sector & local government

The diverse and high-profile nature of New Zealand’s state sector and local government agencies means they hold a huge amount of responsibility. We can help you upskill your staff in everything from basic legislation through to building regulations.

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We provide nationally recognised qualifications covering a wide range of study areas. Your employee can study these courses while they work.

News updates

IPANZ Awards 2017

The recognition deserved by New Zealand’s public sector

our first Pasifika trainee workshop at the Auckland Skills

Our first Pasifika trainee workshop

Switching gears From apprentice to manager

Switching gears: From apprentice to manager