General Manufacturing

Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

We partner with industry associations and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential learners, and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When trainees enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need.

Qualification on offer

NZ Certificate in Manufacturing (Level 2)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the manufacturing sector with people who have foundation skills and knowledge to work in entry level operational, or non operational roles in the manufacturing sector.

Graduates will be able to complete tasks at entry level, and will have the skills and knowledge to meet workplace safety requirements.

This is an entry level qualification, designed for people already working in the industry or people wishing to enter the industry in an entry level role.

NZ Certificate in Manufacturing with optional strand in Productivity Improvement

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the manufacturing sector with people who have the knowledge and skills to work as an operator in a manufacturing plant, under limited supervision.

This qualification is designed for people already working in a manufacturing sector.

The optional strand provides recognition of further skills and knowledge in the specialised area of productivity improvement.

NZ Certificate in Manufacturing (Level 4) with optional strand in Technical Support

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the manufacturing sector with self managing skilled operational people, capable of setting up, troubleshooting, and coordinating one or more stages of a manufacturing process, to meet production and customer requirements.

The optional strand provides recognition of further skill development in the technical support of manufacturing operations.

New Zealand Certificate in Manufacturing, Level 5

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the manufacturing industry with people who have the advanced skills and knowledge required to manage and improve a production process on a manufacturing site.

Graduates will be able to manage adherence to compliance standards and apply knowledge of quality assurance to improve end-product quality.

They will be able to achieve and improve on key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to manufacturing, troubleshoot and resolve production issues at process level and also deliver measurable improvement to productivity and quality.


The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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