You must complete the Core requirements, plus the requirements for at least one of the specialist Strands.
If you have questions about exemptions, please contact the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) helpline on 0800 434 567. You can also visit their website at https://www.fma.govt.nz/. Here you can view the Code of Professional Conduct and find out what you can get exemption for.
For the purposes of becoming an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA), the FMA provides relief from parts of the Level 5 certificate. These are set out in the “competency alternatives” schedule.
The training applies to crowd controllers, crowd controller employees, property guards, property guard employees, personal guards, and personal guard employees.
There are several different ways you can complete this training.
Skills has recognised the following organisations to deliver the mandatory training requirements: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/index.do?frameworkId=76211&unitStandardId=27360
Individual organisations will advise you of costs, delivery method, and course dates.
Further information about the wider regulatory requirements can be found on the Ministry of Justice website - www.pspla.govt.nz
I have other qualifications - can I be exempted from this?
If you would like to know more about the Private Security Personnel Licensing, qualification equivalency, or qualification exemptions, you should contact the Authority directly on 0800 4PSPLA (477 752, or visit their website www.pspla.govt.nz
All of the people covered by the new requirements will need to achieve the following three NZQA unit standards:
Any individual or company providing private security or private investigation services for money must be licensed.
Any security personnel employed by or contracted to a licence holder must hold an appropriate certificate of approval, as must any crowd controller.
The training applies to both Licence and Certificate of Approval holders. This includes crowd controllers, crowd controller employees, property guards, property guard employees, personal guards, and personal guard employees.
Security guards wanting to renew their license should contact the Ministry of Justice:
If you would like to complete your three mandatory units, please see a training provider:
Please contact your training provider for assistance with this.
Please contact our customer services team on 0508 754 557 or email email@example.com.
Skills is not a training provider. We are the recognised standards setting body for our industries. That means we develop and maintain competence (or unit) standards and national qualifications to meet the skills needs of our industries.
Delivery of our national qualification programmes occurs in the workplace and/or via arrangements with independent providers, such as polytechnics and private training establishments.
Apprenticeships are a combination of off-job and on-job learning.
Off-job learning is a key part of your apprenticeship and provides the underpinning knowledge required to complete the on-job component of your apprenticeship.
Unless there are special circumstances, trainees are not encouraged to change provider during their study.
If there are special circumstances, Skills needs to ensure your new training provider is still accepting enrolments and that Skills still has a course place available at your level.
You can view a progress report that lists the unit standards you’ve achieved through your My Skills account on the Skills website.
Alternatively, you can download your Record of Learning from the NZQA website or contact them for it directly.
Your account manager will differ depending on where in the country you live.
To find out who your account manager is, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just remember to let us know where in New Zealand you live.
You can see how your apprentice is doing by logging into My Skills and viewing their progress report.
Your apprentice can also log on and download their NZQA Record of Learning.
Once you have completed all the on-job and off-job units that make up your qualification, Skills will work with NZQA to check that your NZQA Record of Learning is correct and complete.
Once this has been verified, Skills will send you your National Certificate.
All assessors are moderated on a regular basis to ensure fair and consistent assessment decisions.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly, please contact Skills for details on the appeal process.
Apprenticeships are no longer hours-based.
Once the required number of credits has been achieved (including successfully completing exams), a National Certificate is awarded and the apprenticeship is complete.
Depending on the qualification, an apprentice will take up to four years to achieve a National Certificate and complete their apprenticeship.
This varies depending on the qualification and a company’s objectives when implementing national qualifications training.
Skills field staff work with companies to plan appropriate time frames.
1. Contact Skills on the day you finish employment with your current employer.
2. Skills can then confirm this with your current employer and terminate your Training Agreement.
3. You then need to sign a new Training Agreement with a new employer within 30 days of this termination.
Either you or your new employer can request a new Training Agreement.
Once your current Training Agreement is terminated, your course place is only held open for one month – giving you time to sign a new Training Agreement. If no new Training Agreement is received within that time, you will be withdrawn from your course.
Electrical apprentices – blue slips and evidence sheets from your workplace logbooks.
Roofing apprentices – your assessment sheets.
Evidence sheets can now be accessed through My Skills.
If you have a My Skills account, log in and click on the Resources tab at the top of the page. From here you can select Specialist Trades Evidence Sheets and Resources.
If you don’t have a My Skills account, please email email@example.com or call us on 0508 754 557 (Monday to Thursday 7am to 7pm, Friday 7am to 5pm), and a Customer Service Representative will be available to help you.
Skills' government subsidy covers part of the off-job course fee.
The remainder is paid by the apprentice or employer.
Course fees vary depending on the level of course and training provider.
For more information, contact your Skills Account Manager.