Laundry

Clean linen – everyday. Where would our tourism, hospitality, medical and aged care sectors be without it?

Employers

We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations and members of your industry to help build skilled employees. We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences and celebrate your learners’ success.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz training advisor. Our training advisors understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

What's changing?

New Zealand Certificates are replacing National Certificates. The industry and New Zealand Qualifications Authority will recognise all New Zealand and National Certificates as valid, relevant qualifications. Our Competenz account managers will work with companies and learners to help learners complete the appropriate qualifications.

How has the industry been involved?

Members of the industry have recommended the structure and content of the new qualifications. 

How will the industry move to the New Zealand Certificates?

The New Zealand Certificates are now available for learners to study towards. They will replace the National Certificates over the next few years.

If learners...

Then...

Are part way through a National Certificate

Our Competenz account managers will review learners’ progress and confirm the appropriate way forward for each learner.

Have not yet started their qualification 

They will enrol in the New Zealand Certificate.

Have completed  a National Certificate 

They will not need to enrol in the new qualification. The industry continues to recognise National Certificates as valid, relevant qualifications.

Our Competenz account managers will work with companies and learners to help them understand what they need to do to complete the appropriate qualification.

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    New Zealand Certificates

    The programme handbook summarises the New Zealand Certificates and how to work towards them.

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Qualifications available

About this qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the laundry industry with people who have the skills and knowledge needed to work as laundry processors in both small and large commercial laundry operations or in in-house laundries (e.g. as part of residential care and hospital facilities.)

Graduates will be able to work safely to prepare, process and dispatch laundry as part of a team. They will work under the general supervision of a supervisor or team leader, and follow procedures.

The extra skills and knowledge involved in working in washrooms in a laundry operation are included as an optional strand. This strand is intended for organisations that restrict access to washrooms in accordance with their operating procedures.

Who this qualification is intended for

This qualification is for new entrants to the laundry industry. It also recognises the specific technical skills and knowledge of people already employed as laundry processors.

About this qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the drycleaning industry with drycleaning production assistants and drycleaners who have the skills and knowledge needed to work in both small and large drycleaning operations.

Graduates will be able to work professionally with clients and team members, under limited supervision and in accordance with organisational procedures.

Who this qualification is intended for

This qualification is suitable for people new to the drycleaning industry. It also recognises the specific technical skills and knowledge of people already employed in roles as production assistants or drycleaners.

Competenz is not currently offering a training programme for the drycleaning qualification. If your business is interested in this qualification, please contact your account manager.