Skills Update is a Private Training Establishment, registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). We are one of New Zealand’s largest Private Training Establishment operating from three branches. Our training is generally unit based, with each unit offering credits towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Founded in 1991, Skills Update is a dynamic training organisation with one of the widest ranges of accreditation among New Zealand’s private Training establishments. As of November 2013, we are accredited by NZQA to deliver over 265 unit standards covering 71 domains and 8 subfields leading to more than 24 qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NQF).

We offer a selection of courses which include training for the Industrial, Business and Financial sectors. Our courses aim to develop student’s skills, attitudes and knowledge while addressing the identified needs of various industries. We also offer practical training that is job-related and is aimed at producing skills needed for the workplace. Communication, job search, and life skills are incorporated into all the courses we offer.

Our Quality Policy

Skills Update is committed to:

Consistently provide quality education and training services to our communities through the implementation of progressive leadership and continuous quality improvement process and adhere with relevant legislative requirements, regulations compliance standards and funding conditions.

Provide high quality training and education services underpinned by efficient academic and administration system, robust training and assessment practices undertaken by duly qualified personnel supported by Skills Update documented quality procedures across all functions in the organisation.

In order to achieve this, Skills Update will

  • Set the Quality objectives relevant to operation;
  • Satisfy the applicable stakeholder requirement;
  • Continually improve the Quality Management system