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December 03rd, 2018

Competenz awarded NZQA Category 1 status

Competenz has received the highest possible rating from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in a review to ensure we are meeting the needs of industry, learners and government.

The external evaluation and review (EER) found Competenz has a ‘comprehensive and considered approach’ and understands the training and workforce development needs of the 36 sectors we support.

NZQA rated Competenz as ‘highly confident’ in educational performance and ‘highly confident’ in self-assessment, and approved accreditation for the next four years.

Chief Executive Fiona Kingsford says the review confirms that Competenz is supporting Kiwi businesses by delivering valuable qualifications to upskill the workforce.

“Our mission at Competenz is to transform lives, every learner, every time, and this review shows that our work is making a difference in New Zealand communities.

“We’re particularly proud of the acknowledgement from NZQA that we do not have a one-size-fits-all approach – that our workforce development service enables a holistic approach to training and caters to a wide range of business needs.”

The review also recognised the systems Competenz has in place to enable continuous improvement, which Kingsford says is vital for the industry training organisation moving forward.

“We put our learners at the heart of everything we do and I’m really proud of the Competenz team for the work they do each and every day.”

Read the NZQA external evaluation and review report here