Not in a position to take on a whole qualification? Still want to build skills to meet the changing needs of your industry? Microlearning is for you!

These bite-sized learning opportunities will help you stay up-to-date with the skills you need to stay competitive, and you aren't tied to a long-term programme.

We have online courses and workshops available.


Workshops & Courses

17144 Microlearning Color Accounting EDM v2

A one-day workshop on accounting, profitability and powerful communication

February 2018June 2018August 2018

Auckland: 20 February 2018

Christchurch: 21 February 2018

Wellington: 22 February 2018

Auckland: 12 June 2018

Christchurch: 13 June 2018

Wellington: 14 June 2018

Auckland: 21 August 2018

Christchurch: 22 August 2018

Wellington: 23 August 2018

We are partnering with ServiceIQ and BDO in hosting this hands-on practical workshop in business finance through internationally recognised Color Accounting™

Combining colour, plain language and interactive tools in bringing financial accounting to life for non-financial people Color Accounting™ workshops are hands-on and practical.

This workshop is being run by Tamara Crowe from BDO.

The workshop covers:

  • Cash flow, balance sheets and income statements
  • Recording transactions, accrual accounting and deprecation
  • Business valuation
  • Value generation and profitability
  • Funding strategies
  • Performance measurement
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial communication and pitfalls

Color Accounting™ is a critically acclaimed programme helping non-financial managers to upskill and gain vital know-how for better business.

"I have clearer understanding of accounting concepts, increased ability to read financial data and the confidence to interpret that data in order to inform our decisions. The use of colour to indicate and separate data is inspired and I use this same concept in my own reporting today!"

Hamish Drury 
Lubricants Business Manager, Z Energy Limited


Cost: $479 excl gst (paid prior to the workshop). 

To register your interest click here

Designed for those with limited welding experience, this hands on practical course covers workplace health and safety, applying safe working practices on an engineering worksite, as well as how to use hand tools, power tools and assembly tools safely. Learners are supervised while undertaking practical welding activities, shown safe technique, and observed practicing these safe welding skills.

This course is run in your workplace so your workers learn the skills and techniques relevant to their job requirements, using the equipment they need to use in their day to day role. 

Successful completion of this course results in the registration of Unit Standards 497, 21911, 21912, 2395 and 2396 with NZQA, as well as a certificate of completion for each learner.

To register your interest, please email our dedicated Microlearning team at micro.learning@competenz.org.nz.

This self-paced course covers awareness and understanding of the specific health and safety risks relevant to a wood manufacturing operation.  Delivered via a comprehensive workbook designed for each learner to work through at their own pace, successful completion of the assessment for this course results in the registration of Unit Standard 22977 with NZQA.

To register your interest, please email our dedicated Microlearning team at micro.learning@competenz.org.nz.