Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your business' specific needs.

How we work with you

We work with industry experts to develop nationally recognised qualifications, mapping the skills needed and registering them with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Our team develop training plans to make it easy for you to grow your employee’s skills and productivity.

Once your learner/s are signed into a training plan, you will be assigned a Competenz account manager who will:

  • Visit your business and your apprentices regularly throughout the year 
  • Structure training into manageable chunks of learning 
  • Set deadlines with apprentices to complete assessments (in full consultation with employers) 
  • Co-ordinate access to online learning and arrange block courses 
  • Assist apprentices to successfully complete their training programme.

As an employer, you need to become familiar with your apprentice’s training programme and targets, and provide them with plenty of opportunities to develop and practise the required skills.

Industry connections

We partner with industry associations and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This includes promoting careers, identifying potential learners and encouraging work placements.

We also support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

Qualifications available

This qualification has been developed by leading New Zealand mechanical engineers to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to work productively and safely.

With technology and automation rapidly driving change in the engineering sector, this qualification is designed with the future in mind so your people can respond and adapt to change.

Most of the learning is practical work completed on-the-job. Apprentices are also required to complete eLearning via our online learning platform Canvas, and attend block courses for two to three weeks each year.

Speak to your training advisor or account manager for details on programme and resource pricing.

All graduates will be able to:

  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation and workplace safety culture
  • Interpret drawings and specifications and use the appropriate materials, processes, tools and equipment for the task 
  • Apply knowledge of relevant engineering principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering tasks to industry standards
  • Use effective and efficient processes, principles and quality systems to produce components and provide services in a commercial mechanical engineering environment 
  • Communicate effectively within a team and the wider workplace 
  • Recognise the limits of their own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the mechanical engineering field.

Graduates of the General Engineering strand will also be able to:

Build, maintain and repair a broad range of machinery and equipment using fitting, machining, fabrication, hydraulics, pneumatics and welding skills and knowledge.

 

Mechanical engineering NZQA qualification overview Fees free eligible