What you need to know
from August 2021
At Skills, we are closely monitoring the COVID situation and its impact on all our Skills family – our trainees, our employers, our assessors and our staff.
Last Updated: 30 August 2021
Speedmeet events in Wellington, New Plymouth, West Auckland, Whangarei and Queenstown have been cancelled.
- We are encouraging all apprentices to continue with your training by completing any on-job units, theory assessments, and online classes. Check out the links below to see what we have put in place for your trade programme:
Block courses – all courses are suspended nationwide until at least 27th August
Confined Spaces and Height Safety
Option for Safety’n’Action trainees who were cancelled during lockdown is to complete Height Safety Advanced Hybrid or Confined Space & Gas Detection Hybrid via a theory webinar during lockdown, then complete the practical post lockdown. Please email enquiries to email@example.com about Hybrid option.
First Aid updates
Cancelled courses due to Alert level changes and lockdown
St John courses
If your course has been cancelled due to lockdowns, wait until Level 2, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details with a new date you want to attend your First Aid course. St John will transfer your booking. Do not book a new course.
Red Cross courses
For courses cancelled by provider (that affect different level lockdowns), please reschedule by emailing email@example.com so Red Cross admin team can rebook them.
We are here to help
We will keep you updated as much as we can. Please contact your Skills account manager if you have any questions or need more information.
Looking after yourself
COVID-19 and tips for coping with uncertainty
Wishing you knew what to do in the face of COVID-19? You’re not alone? It’s a challenge facing for everyone in New Zealand.
Skills has partnered with Instep – a leading provider for mental health support in the workplace. They’ve created a great flyer with tips and advice to help you through these difficult times.
COVID-19 and guidance for leaders