Growing and protecting New Zealand


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) serves a wide range of sectors, from agriculture, forestry and biosecurity, through to aquaculture management, rural affairs and food safety.


What our work together looks like:
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    Programmes that lead to nationally recognised NZ qualifications
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    Recognising existing skillsets
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    Support capability development
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    Support career development opportunities

The programmes covered

These are some of the areas they currently cover:
Regulatory Compliance  

Regulatory Compliance

The suite of Regulatory Compliance qualifications were developed by Skills in consultation with over 20 Government agencies. They are designed to drive forward regulation in New Zealand, and set a new standard. They cover local and central government contexts, including knowledge of the law and regulatory concepts and models, and lead to transferrable skills. Regardless of an individual’s level in the organisation, if you interact with regulation as part of your role, one of these qualifications will be relevant. 

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These programmes have been designed to teach the core principles of working with intelligence, including the ethics and best practice surrounding it. They also cover more advanced analysis qualifications for those that operate in this capacity in complex situations.

Next steps


If you're keen to sign up training, it’s easy to get started on your journey.

  • If you’re thinking of starting your career with MPI, then visit MPI’s recruitment website.
  • If you're already work for MPI and would like to train in a specific area talk to your learning & development team or to your manager to find out what your options are.

If you’re part of a learning and development team and want to find out more Skills can provide you with the relevant information and walk you through the process.

Send us an email

Call us on: 0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557), +64 9 525 2590

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