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We’re your go-to partner for workplace training

Whether you want to grow your business, are planning for retirement, or just need an extra pair of hands, it’s important your staff get the quality training they need.

Taking on a trainee, or setting up a workplace training programme, can help you achieve your business goals. With our 25 years of experience, Skills is your go-to partner for workplace training.

So, what do we do?


We set industry qualification standards

Skills is a standard setting body. This means we work with industry bodies to ensure that qualifications provide the right skills to employers and industry. We work closely with NZQA, meaning that our qualifications are nationally recognised.


We help businesses train their staff

Looking to take on an apprentice or trainee? Thinking of upskilling your workforce with national qualifications?

We’ll walk you through the process, and help you decide what type of training is right for you and your business.


We go the extra mile to support trainees

Learning can be difficult. We provide added support for trainees who have learning difficulties or who are not confident with numeracy and literacy.

We do what needs to be done to make sure that no one is disadvantaged.

Our Vision

To be New Zealand Inc’s go-to skills partner for the right skills, in the right way, at the right time.

Our Mission

To make a difference to New Zealand Inc via better workplace skills.

Our Story

Back in 1992, we started as ETITO – the Electrotechnology Industry Training Organisation. We’re proud of our roots in helping train up generations of New Zealand electricians.

Fast forward to today, and we are now the largest industry training organisation in the country. And it’s not just electricians we look after these days. From plumbers and gasfitters to roofers, real estate agents, security guards, and beyond, we’re helping thousands of Kiwi professionals gain real, nationally recognised qualifications.

We’ve grown a lot but our core purpose remains the same – being New Zealand Inc’s partner for skills development.

Our Values

Real – we are genuine

Smart – we love to find better ways to do stuff

Partner – partnering is in our DNA

Grow – we grow others and ourselves