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12 May 2021

New qualifications launched for the print industry

Competenz is pleased to launch three refreshed qualifications for the print industry: New Zealand Certificate in Binding and Finishing (Level 3 and 4) and New Zealand Diploma in Print Industry...

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07 May 2021

Competenz apprentices awarded 2021 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship

Engineers from Te Puke, Papamoa, and Mount Maunganui have been chosen as winners of the 2021 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship.

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03 May 2021

Consultation now open on simplifying New Zealand qualifications and other credentials

Te Mana Tohu Mātuaranga O Aotearoa, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), has commenced formal consultation on proposals for simplifying vocational qualifications and other credentials.

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29 April 2021

New qualification supporting air conditioning installation set to launch in mid-2021

To meet industry demand, Competenz will be launching the New Zealand Certificate in Air Conditioning Installation (Level 4) in mid-2021.

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14 April 2021

Surveys launched to get more women into the trades

Trade Careers launched two nationwide surveys on Wednesday 14 April 2021 to understand more about why women are not entering trade careers and what may be preventing employers in the...

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13 April 2021

No barriers to learning

Erich Krogmann is a night packing manager at Countdown, spending his evenings stacking shelves, storing items, and making sure his team works well together.

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30 March 2021

Be part of the governance of the Workforce Development Councils

Expressions of Interest for Council members on the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) are now open.

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22 March 2021

Apprenticeship Boost initiative extended until August 2022

To further support trades and trades training, the Government recently announced a four-month extension of the Apprenticeship Boost initiative until August 2022.

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19 March 2021

2021 Signee Apprentice of the Year

Ready to make your mark in the signmaking industry? Applications are now open for the Signee Apprentice of the Year 2021.

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18 March 2021

Forestry learners in safe hands

The forestry industry has often hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, traditionally leading other industries in the number of workplace incidents.

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