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What we offer

Competenz helps thousands of learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers with on-the-job training and apprenticeships in 37 different industries.

We work with teachers, career advisors, students, and parents to support and assist our future learners by providing careers information, unit standard and resources, assessment and moderation support, gateway, work experience and job opportunities.

Unit standards and Resources

Are you a teacher looking for unit standards and resources for NCEA credit achievement? Please register/login with your school email to get access.


Consent to Assess

Consent to assess is awarded to a school when it has shown it is capable of assessing against particular unit standards. Consent to assess is required for some unit standards but not all. Please check NZQA for details on your schools base scope to assess.

Workforce Development Councils manage the consent to assess process.


The Workforce Development Councils are responsible for setting standards and managing a moderation system for schools who are assessing unit standards. Moderation ensures assessment against unit standards are fair and consistent.

Workforce Development Councils

Gateway and work experience

Gateway helps schools give senior students (year 11 and above) opportunities for structured learning in the workplace.

Competenz offers Gateway packages in Engineering, Baking, Forestry and Furniture Making. Enrolments for these packages are open in Term 1 and Term 2 in 2021.

Competenz also works with employers looking for apprentices and can help set up work experience and trials for students. Please contact for further information.

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