A Force for New Zealand

 

New Zealand’s Navy, Army, and Air Force unite to form the New Zealand Defence Force. Individuals that operate in these teams are trained to excel in a number of fields, including emergency response situations, combat and peacekeeping.

But this isn’t where their training ends. The New Zealand Defence Force, in partnership with Skills, has created customised and nationally recognised development programmes. Individuals that enrol, or those enrolled as part of their career progression, gain formal recognition for competencies that are useful to their position and the wider world. 

What our work together looks like:
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    Gain formal recognition of their skills and experience
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    Support increased career flexibility
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    Support consistent training quality
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    Assist staff retention and engagement

The programmes covered

Detail on the areas these programmes cover is given below.
First Line Management  
Intelligence  
Business  
Security  

First Line Management

The programmes at Level 3 and Level 4 are designed to deepen management skills, in order to improve business operations. They cover communications with stakeholders, creating culturally inclusive environments, and practical administrative and financial management.

Intelligence

These programmes recognise 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.

Business

National Business qualifications recognise individuals' ability to lead and manage resources and operations. This high-level qualification teaches the skills needed to build teams, manage direct reports, implement change, manage compliance, and analyse financial information. 

Security

The National Certificate in Security at Level 2 and Level 3 recognises individuals' ability to work in an environment with an understanding of security. Learning modules cover the law, risk management, dealing with emergency situations, conflict management, and operational requirements. 

Next steps

 

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

  • If you’re thinking of joining the military visit the Defence force website.
  • If you're in military and would like to train in a specific area talk to a representative at the Defence College or to your superior officer 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.

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