For employers

A well-trained, highly literate and numerate workforce helps a company to be more productive.

On the flip side, when a company’s employees can’t read, write, add numbers or measure correctly, it can be a real cost to the business with the possibility of higher accident rates, increased staff turnover, missed deadlines, unnecessary wastage and mistakes.

Unlocking the potential of New Zealanders is central to what we do. Competenz wants to ensure your employees have the tools and support they need to be successful. To do this, we work with a network of providers to support and grow language, literacy and numeracy skills.

For learners

  • Are you new to the workforce and finding it hard to keep up with your peers?
  • Do you struggle with reading and writing or have learning challenges such as dyslexia?
  • Do you struggle with counting and basic mathematics? 

If you struggle with any of the above at home, work or in your on-the-job training, we can help. Get in touch with us to find out more.

How Competenz helps

We use the Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT) to identify potential learning needs. We use these results to provide a tailored learning support programme.

Do you have specialised learning needs? Whether it's through one-on-one support or part of a wider programme, we make sure learners have the tools they need to stay on top of their learning.

Pathways Awarua is a free online adult literacy and numeracy learning platform. There are a range of modules to support numeracy, reading and writing competencies. Employers can register as an educator to monitor and support their employees’ progress.

Training in mechanical engineering?

We've developed a support framework that assesses where a learner needs help, and which support offerings to provide.

Learner support framework